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. Last Will and Testament Author's Note: Cesca: It was a good idea at the time! Cesca: This story was like waking up somewhere drunk and having to get home! Cesca shoves drunk smelly story OFF HER resonant laughs Cesca: We're NOT FRIENDS! resonant: Put that in your story notes.
36 Writing Essays by Chuck Palahniuk 1: Establishing Your Authority Chuck teaches two principal methods for building a narrative voice your readers will believe in. Discover the Heart Method and the Head Method and how to employ each to greatest effect. 2: Developing a Theme At the core of Minimalism is focusing any piece of writing to support one or two major themes. Learn harvesting, listing, and other methods, after a fun excursion into the spooky side of Chuck's childhood.
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. 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.
Fiction: The Grammarian's Five Daughters, by Eleanor Arnason 29 March 2004 Once there was a grammarian who lived in a great city that no longer exists, so we don't have to name it. Although she was learned and industrious and had a house full of books, she did not prosper. Place Names Let's say you've created a fictitious tavern, hamlet, village, town, city, realm, kingdom or planet for your story but you can't think of what to name it. Or the name you came up with for your fictitious tavern, hamlet, village, town city, realm, kingdom or planet makes your critique partner snort coffee out of her nose. Either way, you're in trouble.
SFReader - Best Served Cold, by Joe Abercrombie Best Served Cold, by Joe Abercrombie Reviewed by Richard Wheelhouse Publisher: Orbit Year Published: 2009 ISBN: 978-0316044967 In a land where those on the pedestals of power are always very wary of being toppled, it pays to do the job properly when you are the one doing the toppling. Best Served Cold is a hard-nosed, no holds barred tale of revenge set in the same fantasy world as Joe Abercrombie?
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. Cory Doctorow's Literary Works Homeland A few years later, California's economy collapses, but Marcus’s hacktivist past lands him a job as webmaster for a crusading politician who promises reform. Soon his former nemesis Masha emerges from the political underground to gift him with a thumbdrive containing a Wikileaks-style cable-dump of hard evidence of corporate and governmental perfidy. It’s incendiary stuff—and if Masha goes missing, Marcus is supposed to release it to the world.
Victoria's Advice Column Hi Victoria, I am a poet and the editor of a community journal of literature and visual art. We publish short prose and poetry, as well as the work of local artists. This is an annual, and we have just completed our twelfth journal. It is published by a not-for-profit organization, and my position as editor-in-chief is unpaid. I have also done some paid freelance editorial work for people I have met through the journal. Before the founding of the journal, I worked for ten years doing editorial functions for a publisher of law books. The Dresden Files The books are written as a first person narrative from the perspective of the main character, private investigator and wizard Harry Dresden, as he recounts investigations into supernatural disturbances in modern-day Chicago. Butcher's original proposed title for the first novel was Semiautomagic, which sums up the series' balance of fantasy and hard-boiled detective fiction. Overview Harry Dresden works as the world's only "consulting wizard," accepting supernatural cases from both human and non-human clients, as well as the Chicago PD's Special Investigation unit. As the series progresses, Dresden takes on an increasingly important role in the supernatural world at large as he works to protect the general public, making it difficult for him to get by as a working wizard and private investigator.
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.
A Colder War - a novelette by Charles Stross Red Square Redux Warning The following briefing film is classified SECRET GOLD JULY BOOJUM. If you do not have SECRET GOLD JULY BOOJUM clearance, leave the auditorium now and report to your unit security officer for debriefing. Failing to observe this notice is an imprisonable offense. You have sixty seconds to comply. Video clip Red Square in springtime.