A 2013 study by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control found that 15 percent of school-age boys had received an ADHD diagnosis (versus just 7 percent for girls), a diagnosis rate so over the top that some researchers believe simple immaturity is now being misdiagnosed as ADHD.
~JON BIRGER, author of Date-onomics: How Dating Became a Lopsided Numbers Game
I created a bunch of imaged-based sharables that provide good value to writers: an assortment of check lists and tip sheets on different areas of writing that can be hard to master. Each one ties into our signature descriptive thesaurus collections and teachings.
While many writers know the basics of writing scenes, a common habit among writers of all stages is to use the same type of scene throughout an entire manuscript. A quick refresher: A scene is defined by the presence of more real-time momentum than interior monologue (contemplation) or expository explanation.
What’s the most powerful way to advance your writing career (as well as your personal goals)? Master the art of persuasive writing.
Strength is pretty self-explanatory: it describes your level of muscle and physical power. And while you may not be striking down Orcs with your Sword of a Thousand Truths in everyday life, strength can still come in handy—not to mention improve your physical appearance.
Check out these awesome tips from the brother-sister filmmaking team behind “Meet the Patels.”
Back in 2010, I went through each clip and extracted some key quotes from Serling. Then as is often the case with the Internet, the videos disappeared. However they have emerged once again, a big hat tip to Doc Kane for surfacing them. As long as they are up, I will reprise the series. Today Serling ruminates on the thought.
The Screenwriter’s Bible, 6th Edition: A Complete Guide to Writing, Formatting, and Selling Your Script (Expanded & Updated)
As I’ve written repeatedly in the past, an author website is a long-term investment in your publishing career. It should be something you own and control, and that grows with you from title to title. To accomplish that, here are three ways to avoid long-term pain and suffering if you’re preparing to establish your first author website.
Pronoun, a self-publishing system that aims to help authors get their books edited and printed, is beginning the long road to making it easier for self-published authors to get noticed. First stop? Getting authors onto the platform.
Creativity is not the lone genius myth, it is actually the result of connectedness. When you ask creative people how they did something, they feel a little guilty because they didn’t really do it, they just saw something. It seemed obvious to them after a while. That’s because they were able to connect experiences they’ve had and synthesize new things. And the reason they were able to do that was that they’ve had more experiences or they have thought more about their experiences than other people.
Do you engage in these 6 common relationship bad habits? If so, here’s the fix.
Reclaiming Conversation: The Power of Talk in a Digital Age
When people are looking for a significant other, they often try to find someone whose values, education, earnings, hobbies and even height match their own. But new research suggests there’s one promising measure for finding a committed partner that most daters overlook — credit scores.
Female thrill-killers are rare in crime fiction. Why is it hard to imagine a woman who murders for pleasure not revenge?
Research into family finances gives fresh insight into the playwright’s early life story.
The Shakespeare Circle: An Alternative Biography