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Poems - How to Get There Go to the end of the path until you get to the gate.Go through the gate and head straight out towards the horizon.Keep going towards the horizon.Sit down and have a rest every now and again,But keep on going, just keep on with it.Keep on going as far as you can.That’s how you get there.

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When the Heart When the heartIs cut or cracked or broken,Do not clutch it;Let the wound lie open.Let the windFrom the good old sea blow inTo bathe the wound with salt,And let it sting.Let a stray dog lick it,Let a bird lean in the hole and singA simple song like a tiny bell,And let it ring. Neil Gaiman’s 8 Rules of Writing. By Maria Popova In the winter of 2010, inspired by Elmore Leonard’s 10 rules of writing published in The New York Times nearly a decade earlier, The Guardian reached out to some of today’s most celebrated authors and asked them to each offer his or her commandments.

Neil Gaiman’s 8 Rules of Writing

After Zadie Smith’s 10 rules of writing, here come 8 from the one and only Neil Gaiman: WritePut one word after another. Find the right word, put it down.Finish what you’re writing. Whatever you have to do to finish it, finish it.Put it aside. For more timeless wisdom on writing, see Kurt Vonnegut’s 8 rules for a great story, David Ogilvy’s 10 no-bullshit tips, Henry Miller’s 11 commandments, Jack Kerouac’s 30 beliefs and techniques, John Steinbeck’s 6 pointers, and Susan Sontag’s synthesized learnings.

Image by Kimberly Butler. Learn Scrivener Fast Webinar Replay Now Available (Plus Freebies!) Thanks to all of you who were able to attend the free Learn Scrivener Fast webinar with Joseph Michael yesterday!

Learn Scrivener Fast Webinar Replay Now Available (Plus Freebies!)

I hope you guys got as much out of Joseph’s awesome tips as I did. I’m chomping at the bit to finish my research for Wayfarer and get down to using Scrivener to start writing that first draft. My personal highlights: Learning how to refine the compile-into-an-ebook process.The customizable toolbar (!) , which I didn’t even realize existed, but which I know I’m going to be using every single day.The built-in browser that lets you import webpages, then interact with the links, all from within Scrivener.Among many other goodies!

For those of you who weren’t able to join us for the live presentation, no worries! Joe was also generous enough to give us a free bonus video on transferring Evernote notes to Scrivener (something he mentioned in the program, but didn’t have time to discuss). Also, don’t forget Joseph is giving all Wordplayers (that’s you!)


Biographical Essays and Short Storie. A Game of Thrones. A Game of Thrones is the first novel in A Song of Ice and Fire, a series of high fantasy novels by American author George R.

A Game of Thrones

R. Martin. It was first published on 6 August 1996. The novel won the 1997 Locus Award[1] and was nominated for both the 1997 Nebula Award[1] and the 1997 World Fantasy Award.[2] The novella Blood of the Dragon, comprising the Daenerys Targaryen chapters from the novel, won the 1997 Hugo Award for Best Novella. In January 2011 the novel became a New York Times bestseller[3] and reached #1 on the list in July 2011.[4] Plot summary[edit] A Game of Thrones follows three principal storylines simultaneously. In the Seven Kingdoms[edit] Meanwhile, Lord Eddard travels to King's Landing, taking his daughters Sansa and Arya. At King's Landing, Eddard assumes the rule, while Robert gives his time to sensual pleasures and has little interest in governance.

As news of Eddard's arrest spreads across the Seven Kingdoms, a civil war erupts. Neil deGrasse Tyson Lists 8 (Free) Books Every Intelligent Person Should Read. A user posed the question to Neil deGrasse Tyson: “Which books should be read by every single intelligent person on the planet?”

Neil deGrasse Tyson Lists 8 (Free) Books Every Intelligent Person Should Read

Below, you will find the book list offered up by the astrophysicist, director of the Hayden Planetarium, and popularizer of science. Where possible, we have included links to free versions of the books, all taken from our Free Audio Books and Free eBooks collections. Or you can always download a professionally-narrated book for free from Details here. If you’re looking for a more extensive list of essential works, don’t miss The Harvard Classics, a 51 volume series that you can now download online. 1.) 2.) 3.) 4.) 5.) 6.) 7.) 8.) Tyson concludes by saying: “If you read all of the above works you will glean profound insight into most of what has driven the history of the western world.” He has also added some more thoughts in the comments section below, saying: Thanks for this ongoing interest in my book suggestions.