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Techniques and Tension in Breaking Bad

Harrison Demchick | Posted 11.26.2013 | Books
Harrison Demchick

I have been arguing for some time now that any writer who wants to learn about the art of developing tension in a manuscript would do well to watch, and learn from, AMC's Breaking Bad.

A Simple (Yet Powerful) Morning Practice

Jon Wortmann | Posted 08.29.2013 | Healthy Living
Jon Wortmann

What the experience of noticing the transition from vacation to regular life taught me is that during more stressful times, I have to be more intentional about my practice.

15 Things Every Woman Should Write Down Right Now

Posted 05.10.2013 | OWN

You should always carry a notebook to capture what most needs remembering so that, to paraphrase Oscar Wilde, you'll never be without good reading mat...

Why Is My Dialogue Stuck?

Alan Watt | Posted 01.23.2014 | Books
Alan Watt

The surest way to kill the aliveness of our characters is by insisting that they always make sense. When we follow the labyrinth of most conversations, we discover one constant: people always want something.

What Keeps Me Writing (The Beach, and a Book)

Tom Davis | Posted 04.25.2012 | Healthy Living
Tom Davis

I once dreamed of being a war journalist, a guy who dodged bombs in Beirut, barely avoiding capture. Or I could have been a Washington D.C. guy, shouting questions over the tired press corps, showing them how much better -- or louder -- I was than the rest of them.

Beyond Google: The Art of Time-Effective Information Gathering

Geri Spieler | Posted 06.01.2011 | Technology
Geri Spieler

Conducting Internet research is a challenge. It's time consuming, often confusing and who ever thought too much information could be a problem? The I...

9 Writing Aphorisms For #WriterWednesday (PHOTOS)

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Today is Writer Wednesday on Twitter, marked by the hashtag #ww or #writerwednesday, and in honor of it, we've compiled some of the best aphorisms on ...

Mobile Book Authoring Transforms Your Publishing Workflow

Michael Ashley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Michael Ashley

Today, writing means more than a pencil and paper -- it means mobile book authoring, editing and publishing. Here are four new technologies that will forever transform your workflow as an author.