This link is to a PDF file. While this article is geared towards scientific topics, there is some good advice in it that is relevant to all aspects of life. IMHO, I think that this article would be ideal for updating. Source: Carl Sagan - The Fine Art of Bologna Detection
Impulsive eating and unplanned meals are partially to blame for ADHD’s strong correlatioin with obesity. And then there’s your dopamine-seeking brain, which loves carbs and sugar. Learn how to lose weight the ADHD way. Source: ADHD Weight Gain: How to Stop Impulsive Eating
It is hard to express to people outside the white working class how much dignity matters to them — and that there is no more reliable measure of dignity than the ability to support yourself and your family on your own, without government handouts. Fair or not, this is deeply interwoven into the culture, and if... Continue Reading →
The best characters are the ones that seem to take on a life on their own. For example, when the reader is always drawn back to the book because they can't help wondering what the character is up to. It's not as hard as you think to create a character as memorable as Harry Potter... Continue Reading →
A symptom of the media become propaganda outlets for the political parties is that it no longer seeks to inform or challenge is readers or watchers. Rather it seeks to create and promote narratives that that furthers its agenda. I’m a political cartoonist. I often hear from editors who receive my pitches who state my... Continue Reading →
Some tips for adding one of the most common themes in works of art.
by Jacqui Murray
How do we characterize love in your writing?
Because, if you’re a writer, you must. It doesn’t have to be sex but it has to take readers that direction, right to the edge of the cliff. Yes, you can leave the lurid details out, but let readers peek over the edge.
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To say Fox News has changed political discourse would be an understatement. However, they have pioneered turning journalism into state sponsored propaganda and poisoning of people's minds. This is entirely anecdotal, but after O’Reilly’s departure was announced, I thought about who among my conservative friends watches O’Reilly. The only person I could think of was... Continue Reading →
Some good tips for anyone wanting to create a character that is not sane. Nothing beats a good insane character. They’re unpredictable, obsessive, totally spellbinding … and hard to write. Their arcs and motivations can differ completely from ordinary characters. Saying you’re going to write an insane character, however, is like going to a steakhouse... Continue Reading →
When learning how to solve a problem, we need to look at the root causes and understand why it is a problem in the first place. What if society is responsible for the creation of this very monster that is destroying it? It is now one hundred years since drugs were first banned — and all... Continue Reading →