How to Conduct Research for a Book

I’m prepping for a new novel that I’m super excited about. My characters are floating around in my head, becoming more real by the day, and I have a decently detailed synopsis written. My problem: I know next to nothing about my setting and my main character’s profession. Which means I need to do massive …

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Ariana Grande Apologizes To Ex Ricky Alvarez For His ‘Thank U, Next’ Mention

Ariana Grande just made an apology to one of the exes she thanked in her new single, thank u, next. After Ricky Alvarez, who the pop star dated from 2015-2016, posted a video of himself on his Instagram Story listening to the breakup bop and zooming in on his confused face after his mention (“Wrote some …

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The Expansive Literary Output of Sudan and South Sudan, on Display

Documentary images of the Madarek Publishing House by the Sharjah Art Foundation (all photos by the author for Hyperallergic) LONDON — A small but rich ten-day exhibition at P21 Gallery in central London is showcasing works by Sudanese and South Sudanese literary artisans. The multimedia exhibition presents photographic and video portraits of the writers beside …

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Avengers 4 Adds Katherine Langford From 13 Reasons Why To The Cast

KatherineLangford/Instagram 13 Reasons Why star Katherine Langford has joined the cast of Avengers 4.  The star of the Netflix show has been revealed as a new member of the Avengers cast ahead of the upcoming movie, which is set to be released in 2019. The news was shared by individuals with knowledge of the project, who …

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10 Obstacles to Writing a Book and How to Conquer Them

What does it take to write a book? What obstacles will you face along the way? And if you’re already writing a book, are the challenges you’re facing normal? Writing a book can be a fulfilling and personally rewarding process, but I think it’s also important to be honest about the challenges you will face. …

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MasterClass, the education platform featuring all-star instructors, will soon teach you how to run for office, too

In 2015, the San Francisco-based education platform MasterClass was founded to provide everyone access to “genius,” whether it be in filmmaking, directing, book writing, cooking, tennis, basketball, comedy, acting, screenwriting, photography — even producing electronic music. Toward that end, MasterClass, which is now selling a $180 all-you-can-eat yearly subscription, currently offers hours of instructional insights …

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