A Newbie's Guide to Publishing 10 Websites Every Web Designer Should Know About There are a number of websites that you, as a web designer, will use on a daily basis making life easier and making you more efficient. Here is a list of 10 websites (in no particular order) that I find useful and am constantly using. I'm also interested in what websites you swear by and use all the time, so please share in the comments below. 1. iStockphoto iStockphoto is a collection of royalty free photos, illustrations, video and audio. iStockphoto saves you time and money. I find it really useful for illustration graphics. 2. Checks the availability of domain names using Ajax. Very handy when you have a brain wave and need to check if the domain name is available. 3. Smashing Magazine is the ultimate web design blog. If you need to know how to do something, or need some inspiration, Smashing Magazine will undoubtedly have an article on it somewhere. 4. A question and answer site for programmers. 5. SEOmoz is one of the best search engine optimisation related websites on the net. 6. 7. 8.
10 Modern Must-Read Sci-Fi Masterpieces Any discussion of science fiction invariably begins and ends with the masters of the genre. Jules Verne, Isaac Asimov, Robert A. Heinlein, Phillip K. Dick, Arthur C. Clarke, Ray Bradbury, H.G. Wells, Frank Herbert, Jerry Pournelle and so on. People didn’t suddenly stop writing science fiction novels in 1980. The Dark Tower (1982 – 2004) Written by: Stephen King King is best known as one of the modern masters of fantasy and horror but The Dark Tower series is as much science fiction as it is anything. Neuromancer (1984) Written by: William Gibson William Gibson created the cyber punk genre with Neuromancer. Ender’s Game (1985) Written by: Orson Scott Card There’s never been anything quite like Ender’s Game, before or since. The Liaden Universe (1988 – 2010) Written by: Sharon Lee and Steve MillerAgent of Change was the first book published (though not the first chronologically) in what would eventually become known as the Liaden Universe. Hyperion Cantos (1989 – 1997) Jurassic Park (1990)
Let’s Give Them Something to Talk About A common refrain arising out of last week’s Magic Under Glass cover controversy is that authors are afraid to speak out against their publishers — even over racial misrepresentation on their covers. It seems authors fear that if they speak out they could be labeled as troublesome, and that the label could prevent the publication of future books. Enhancing this fear is the fact that often when an author does speak out, other authors offer criticism rather than support. When Anne Stuart complained her publisher wasn’t adequately supporting her books, for example, many authors declared she was lucky to be published at all and noted there were others who would happily take her place. It seems there’s so much repressed frustration that it sometimes causes authors to lash out in odd directions. Fear of criticizing one’s publisher evinces a certain lack of faith in one’s work. Will authors ever feel free to criticize publishers? Dear Belfond, But damn, you sometimes make it hard. Barry
6 Essential Books for Fiction Authors In November 2012, I started the transition from writing non-fiction exclusively to learning to write fiction stories. This was a scary transition for me as the process is very different for each. However, in my extensive research, I have found 6 essential books for fiction authors that I recommend. I have read all of these books and several will be used as reference books for years to come. #1: The Emotion Thesaurus by Angela Ackerman and Becca Puglisi When I first started writing fiction, one of my author friends recommended this book to me. What it includes: 1) Common writing problems (introductory text) 2) Writing tips through out the book (usually after each emotion) 2) List of 75 different emotions 3) For each emotion they give you: the definition, physical signals, internal sensations, mental responses, cues of acute or long-term use of the emotion, other emotions it may escalate to, cues of suppressing that emotion How you can use this resource: #2: The Negative Trait Thesaurus
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10+ Must-Have Tools for the Connected Professional Are you the type of person who never leaves the house without your ballpoint pen? I didn't think so. For the connected professional — that person who checks Twitter every hour and would rather give up carbs than Wi-Fi — knowing about the latest technology is crucial. Using the right digital tools can save hours of work (or, 20 minutes right when you need it). Travel Your mobile devices are amazing — except when a dead battery renders them useless. Increasingly, businesses are offering Wi-Fi for free. Speaking of generosity, have you ever had to ask for a turn at the power outlet inside an airport? Home Office Image: Flickr, titanium22 The computer mouse is so 1999. One great feature of these trackpads is that unlike a mouse, you can put it wherever is comfortable — you're not limited to a mousepad or a perfect surface. Messaging Based on recent news, you might have wondered if the NSA is reading your text messages. Expenses and Payments Image: Flickr, dpstyles Delivery Calendars Image: Google
Webnovel - Your Fictional Stories Hub 3 Steps to Writing a Novel with Unforgettable Characters Character development is one of the first essential steps of writing a novel and it involves creating the people who will carry out your story. There will most likely be a variety of characters needed for your story, but none as important as your lead character – your protagonist. A well-developed protagonist has much to do with the success of writing a novel. When writing a novel, the protagonist should be someone that your readers feel is a “real person” that they come to love (or at least like a whole lot), can relate to in many ways, and will care about and think about long after they’ve turned the final page on your novel. How to Create “Real People” for Your Novel When writing a novel, there are many ways to go about creating characters and much has been written about it in “how to write a novel books”, sometimes in great detail. Writing a Novel – Four Attributes of a Lead Character: 1. 2. 3. 4. Writing a Novel – Three Attributes Every Character Has: 1. 2. 3. 1. 2. 3.
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The 10 Best Games for Learning About the Stock Market Much like skydiving, playing the stock market is not an activity you want to learn through your mistakes. Fortunes are made and lost all the time by people who think (or thought) they had a handle on stock trading. If you have a few million you can afford to lose, or you're investing with someone else's money (you're a bank, in other words), by all means, jump right in. But for the other 99%, we recommend simulating the experience of stock market investing first, to learn what to do and not do with your hard-earned cash. Here are the 10 best games to help you do that. WeSeed:While some of the games on this list may be more concerned with purveying entertainment than education, WeSeed's No. 1 goal is to teach people about the stock market and take the fear out of investing.
Brave New Worldview - 30 Science Fiction Films of the 21st Century A decade into the 21st Century and we have arrived at the future. The promise of Tomorrow. But instead we have looming energy crises, endless middle east conflict and more disappointing, we have no flying cars, Heck, for all the bright and clean future promised in 2001: A Space Odyssey, none of the real companies used as brands in the film even exist anymore. Even moving from the late 1960s to the mid 1980s, nobody makes DeLoreans (although they occasionally sell on Ebay), but cloning and tablet computing (as promised by Star Trek: The Next Generation) have more or less come to pass in this century. It is not the gizmos or the distopian aesthetics, that have brought Science Fiction into the new millennium, but the questions it asks of people or society in a future time or place and how they reflect on our own times. There have been a surprising number of excellent science fiction films to come about in the past decade that do this and do this well. The Fountain 28 Weeks Later The Host