Quote of the day
Scientists have known for a long time that our body language will mirror that of someone we are attracted to. Our pupils will become dilated, the words we use in conversation will adjust to mimic the language patterns of the other person, and our laughter will begin to synchronize. All of this happens within a matter of minutes, and all of these signs can be used to quantitatively define a connection between two people.
The problem is that dialogue needs to sound realistic, but you don’t want it to be realistic, for one very good reason—realistic dialog is boring.
Visual aids are a great way to help keep you on track. They also act as a safety net when you veer off course. This worksheet will help you with that.
As writers, we struggle to get our characters right. We examine personality types and create dossiers trying to figure out what makes them tick, but there’s another factor we need to consider: the impact of psychological development.
But as my friend began to talk less about gadgets and more about the daunting experience of starting a business, I found myself suddenly able to relate. That’s when I realized it- writing a novel is basically like building a start up.
An award-winning playwright and screenwriter explains why you shouldn’t follow the rules.
It’s one of the most poignant, sad, and beautiful movie moments I can remember: The ending of The Elephant Man (1980).
After getting published, I realized there are some really important things to do before toy actually start the publishing process. Once you’re there, it’s a crazy world of marketing, promo, edits, deadlines, and a lot of regrets about what should have been done beforehand. Learn from some of my mistakes with these top seven things to do before you get published.
Do you proofread your book after it’s been laid out for print or formatted for e-reading? You should. Proofreading is the last stage of the editorial process and its goal is to catch any errors that the writer, editor, and book designer or formatter have missed.
Sugar is dietary enemy number one at the moment. The delicious compound can be found in many foods and beverages (even those that don’t taste sweet) and has been blamed for the obesity epidemic in the U.S. and beyond.
In an article at Huffington Post Highline, Eve Fairbanks traces the development of the “Gottman Method” from research lab to business plan, tries out their couples workshop, and considers whether lasting love can really be boiled down to a series of simple steps inside a manual.
The more psychologists learn about how rudeness spreads, the more workplaces need to adjust to defend against it.
The Civility Solution: What to Do When People Are Rude
It’s not the e-reader that will be driving future books sales, it’s the phone; how publishers are rethinking books for the small screen
Stephen Hawking may have just solved one of the most vexing mysteries in physics — the “information paradox.”
A Brief History of Time