Quote of the day
Not only will standing, pacing, fidgeting, and all the other movements you can do throughout the day keep the grim reaper at bay, you’ll notice pretty quickly that you’ll be more productive, more focused, and healthier.
~KRISTEN HALL-GEISLER, author of You’ll Stand and You’ll Like It: A Short, Functional Guide to Office Ergonomics and the Standing Desk
WRITING & SCREENWRITING
Do you wait for inspiration to strike before you write, or sit down on a regular basis and write regardless of how you feel?
f I called you a short story editor, would I be remarking on your height? I would be, if I didn’t hyphenate the phrase “short story editor.” To avoid misunderstanding, I would write “short-story” to make clear what the short is modifying.
Liz here. Here at the Write Practice, we have love for all punctuation marks: commas, semicolons, question marks. Today we’re discussing that trio of periods that make up the ellipsis. What’s an ellipsis?
Character development mistakes are commonplace. The road to completing a novel is fraught with many traps, and creating a weak character is one of them. Beside an unconvincing plot, it’s one of the elements readers complain about most often in their reviews.
One of the most common problems I encounter in the spec scripts I read is the failure of the screenwriter to craft a proper dramatic narrative.
- Want to sell more books? 23 Pinterest Tips every author needs to know, Social Media For Writers | Tweet
Let’s talk about Pinterest today, the social media network that seems to be an afterthought in many authors’ marketing strategies.
A proper index can’t be produced automatically by your word processing software. An index is constructed from the concepts behind the terms and people cited within your book.
As a therapist, the number-one goal I hear from my patients is: “I just want to be happy.” I ask, “What would being happy mean to you?” The answers range from “Everything I wish for will happen” to “I will feel good all the time” to “I won’t ever feel sad or disappointed.”
Is the feeling of difference experienced by many bi- and multilinguals linked to a later age of onset (AoA) and a lower level of proficiency in the foreign language (LX)?
- Why not even exercise will undo the harm of sitting all day–and what you can do it about it, Quartz | Tweet
A large review recently published in The Journal of the National Cancer Institute confirms what we’ve been hearing for years: Sitting can be fatal.
The two literary heavyweights talk about the politics of storytelling, the art of the swordfight and why dragons are good for the economy.
Your problems are proportional to the amount of time you spend complaining about your problems: The less you complain, the fewer problems you will have. This is because complaining about your problems keeps your attention on your problems. And attention generates force.
It isn’t news that Hollywood likes to pair its older men with younger women, but as these charts will show, there’s surely something unusual going on when the three hottest actresses in the 30-and-under bracket are routinely steered toward men of a certain age.