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Earthship South and East view of an Earthship passive solar home Earthship typical floorplan Earthships are primarily designed to work as autonomous buildings using thermal mass construction and natural cross ventilation assisted by thermal draught (Stack effect) to regulate indoor temperature. Earthships are generally off-the-grid homes, minimizing their reliance on public utilities and fossil fuels. Earthships are built to utilize the available local resources, especially energy from the sun. Fiction-Writing Tips from Novel & Short Story Writer's Market The 2015 Novel & Short Story Writer’s Market, now in its 34th year, is hot off the presses, and today I’m sharing ten pieces of advice from the contributors to this year’s edition. NSSWM features articles on fiction craft, getting published, and marketing and promotion, as well as more than 400 pages of listings for novel and short story writers, including literary agents, book publishers, magazines, and contests that are interested in your work. This year’s edition also features access to an exclusive webinar from best-selling author Cheryl St.John, on exploring emotional high points in fiction.

The Fountain Magazine And the winners are.. Evaluations for our 2013 Essay Contest have finally been concluded. Congratulations to all winners who were selected by a jury of writers, scholars, and editors. 1st Place - The Only Memory by Magdalena Rusanova, Leiden, Netherlands 2nd Place - Embrace Mortality by Noble Lee, Houston, MN, USA 3rd Place - Mother Always Told Me by Janet Fichter, Lakewood, USA Honorable Mention - Missing Pieces by Caroline Lancaster, Greenville, South Carolina, USA Honorable Mention - The Watermelon Towel by Elizabeth Harmatys Park, Burlington, Wisconsin, USA We thank each one of the participants and appreciate all contributions.

The Simple, Ridiculously Useful Guide to Earning a Living from Your Passion... Post written by Leo Babauta. So you’ve followed the Short But Powerful Guide to Finding Your Passion, and have chosen something you’re passionate about. Now you need to make it a career — but are perhaps a bit lost. I have to admit I was there, only a few years ago, and three years later I’ve successfully done it, even if I’m a bit battered from the attempt. Blue hour - Wikipedia Praia da Ursa, Sintra, Portugal. A blue hour seascape seen in wide angle The illuminated mining lamp memorial in Moers during the blue hour Grants « FundsforWriters I just got word that my residency fellowship in Taos, via the Wurlitzer Foundation, is set! I’ll be spending next summer there in a small adobe cottage writing full time. This opportunity-like many others that have made a big difference-came my way via your FundsforWriters newsletter, and I can’t thank you enough. ~Caroline Sposto Hi Hope, I am sitting in a ferry terminal, waiting for the next boat to take me to the Turkeyland Cove Foundation Writer’s Retreat on Martha’s Vineyard Island.

Contest Rules and Regulations Rules: 1. Please limit your stories to 1,000 words or less. They must be at least fifty words. Make sure some part of the story has to do with the category/genre listed! 25 TED Talks that will change how you see the world Mahatma Gandhi once said, “Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.” If this sounds like a philosophy you can relate to, then you’ll love TED talks. These informational 17 minute presentations are given at annual conferences by some of the world’s greatest thinkers. Their aim is simple: To inspire ideas and change attitudes around the world.

Themes & Things To Keep In Mind When Writing Fantasy Stories and... This list is far from complete. It’s not even trying to be complete. It knows better than that. It just wants to be helpful and provide some inspiration here and there; you know, offer little suggestions that might lead to bigger ideas. (Especially by using the words offered as Wikipedia searches!) Feel free to make suggestions in the comments!

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