You need to start strong in order to be able to finish stronger, which is what makes a first draft so important to a writer who wants to eventually be published. National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) is a great way to get your novel into first draft form! Video: .
How to Write a Good Novel
If this is your first novel or you want to make a better one then this video will give you good advice on how to write fiction character for a great novel. The animated animals and people in this video will give you some great advice to improve your novel. Time Management and ...more
While this video is aimed at the writer of a crime novel or thriller, you can use this advice to strengthen any fiction writing. Avoid stereotypical characters and create believable conflict between all the characters. And above all - make sure you have a good motive!
Watch this video to learn to write "good luck and good bye" in French, Spanish, Portuguese, Hindi, Greek, German, Russian and English.
In this video, we learn how to write a good argumentative essay introduction. This is a persuasive essay that is just an argument. What makes this an essay is that it has an introductory section, main body, and concluding section. Many high schools and universities will requir ...more
A resume without a cover letter is like a burger without a bun. Learn how to write a proper cover letter for your resume.
The query letter is often your first point of contact with a literary agent, and the first step to becoming a full published author. So you'll want your query letter to be as effective as possible. Here's what to do (and what not to do!) to write an effecitve query letter.
This video resume-writing tutorial demonstrates several great examples of resume objectives, summaries and profiles, and how to mix them. Resumes can be challenging to write, harder still to do well, but are the only way to get into the job you want. Watch and find out how to ...more
It is very important to learn how to create a good book proposal. This video helps shed more light on things to think about when creating your book proposal. Essentially, a book proposal is your opportunity to sell yourself as a marketable asset to a publisher. Most publishers ...more
This video describes the art of writing argumentative essays. In other words it narrates how to improve arguments of an essay. It starts with an analysis of classic examples. The speaker begins by criticizing the style of paragraph and how to improve the suggestions. He explai ...more
In this tutorial video, you will learn the basic structure for a good argumentative essay. The narrator in this tutorial, makes a very important distinction in the video; a good argument versus an average or mediocre argument. The narrator teaches you that a good argument will ...more
The Mind Map is a technique you can use when writing your next novel, article, technical document or any other project. Create character profiles, plot arcs or design the main goal of your article by using this innovative and useful technique for organizing the information in ...more
November is national Novel Writing Month, which means if you've been dreaming about penning a bestselling science fiction or fantasy thriller since you turned 10, now is the time to put pen to paper. Check out this video to learn how to write a fantasy novel with tips from a ...more
In this free video language lesson from Sunny Park of Mahalo, we learn how to say, pronounce and write the Korean words for "good luck." For details, and to get started using this handy Korean phrase yourself, watch this guide for Korean language learners.
Here is an interesting use of AR for a librarian. Anybody read Rainbows End by Vernor Vinge? The book does a great job exploring Augmented Reality in a future thriller & it actually has a moving library! Highly Recommended! Review: Vernor Vinge doesn't write novels very quic ...more
It’s hard to know where to start talking about a book like 2666. That’s partly because, in some ways, it’s actually five books. Published posthumously, the book begins with “A Note from the Author’s Heirs” explaining that, before his death, Bolano stipulated the book be publis ...more
We don't spend much time thinking about bicycles today, do we? Sure, they're a "green" alternative to driving everywhere in cars, but the vast majority of America has dismissed them as simply being too much work, or more importantly—too slow. That wasn't always the case, thoug ...more
The Power of One is one of those books that I really should have read years ago. I’ve certainly meant to read it for a long time so this was a satisfying title to cross off my list. It’s stunning that this was Bryce Courtenay’s first novel. I look forward to reading his others ...more
Did you just have a great idea for a novel? Do you want to know how to put your ideas to work and write a full novel? Watch this instructional video and learn how to get a good idea and put it to work! Once you get an idea, always write it down and try to imagine how your nov ...more
While I am a writer with a degree in Creative Writing, I haven't published any Steampunk fiction. However, as a panelist and track director, I've been on panels with many well-known Steampunk writers and have gleaned insight from the things they've said. I've compiled some of ...more
News : Scientists Are Using the Special Physics of Dragonfly Wings to Create Surfaces That Shred Bacteria on Contact
As drug-resistant bacteria become more commonplace, researchers are looking for new antibacterial strategies to disrupt disease-causing microbes. Some scientists are working to create new drugs, while others are trying out drug combinations. Another group, however, are ditchin ...more
You can blame your naggy mom, a crappy soap bar, and school or work stress for your acne. But ultimately, you should blame yourself. While it's true that your skin type (oily vs. dry vs. sensitive) and how your skin reacts to stress play a big part in blemishes, there is a nur ...more
Looking back on Alan Wake, more than a year and a half after its release, it's still one of my favorite games. The graphics and ambience have held up well in comparison to any other story driven game, and it's still the best third-person horror game out there, in terms of game ...more
Andre was enjoying the carefree life of a 12-year-old with his friends, riding his bike and playing sports, like all kids that age. Schoolwork wasn't hard for him, and his grades showed that. Then, the headaches began. He lost vision in one eye, symptoms that drove his famil ...more
Well, why aren't you? They're all the rage in pop culture right now, what with The Avengers blowing away audiences and the finale to the Batman trilogy coming out soon. Not to mention that Marvel is remaking Spider-Man! The original is only like, what, less than ten years old? ...more
News : Former Apple iPhone Engineer Explains Why He Thinks Augmented Reality Is the Future of Mobile
Any little bit of new light shed on Apple's rumored augmented reality plans is irresistible, and the latest comes from a fairly powerful source — a former Apple engineer who worked on the iPhone. Working as a human interface designer, Ken Kocienda joined Apple way back in 200 ...more
Have you ever found a photograph - a photograph of complete strangers? Maybe in a used book or at a flea market? Not a photograph of anyone you know or anybody famous or of a place you’ve ever heard of. Just somebody else's ordinary, precious personal photo. Working at a used ...more
This book surprised me. I read it for 2 reasons. 1) It seemed like one of those decently famous books that I should probably have read. 2) I wanted a hint into why anyone would name their son Evelyn. I didn’t receive an answer to my second inquiry, though I did discover tha ...more
Most of us would love reclining into a steaming, soothing bath of warm water with a glass of champagne and a good romance novel, but let's face it: With all that we have to do these days, we're lucky if we have ten full minutes in the bathroom to ourselves. Make the most of y ...more
In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to write a great conclusion for an essay. A conclusion is a summary of the topic and is the opinion of the topic or creator. The conclusion summarizes the main point of the topic. Repetition in the conclusion is not a problem. The poin ...more
Step1. Make sure you get your facts straight. Note down the dates, names, and numbers, what was said etc while talking over the phone. It is also essential that when you present your letter of complaint that it is chalked full of facts so that when it reaches a decision maker ...more
In this video, we learn tips on writing an email cover letter. First, when using "miss", write "ms". Also, make sure you use the correct grammar and the correct punctuation. Remember that this isn't an email to your friends, it's a professional email. Also, remember to use the ...more
If you need to know how to make an arrangement on an acoustic solo fingerstyle guitar, you've come to the right video tutorials. This three-part instructional guitar lesson will show you want you need to know about arranging. Find the melody in the song or use sheet music or ...more
Collision Repair Related Careers When you think of a career in collision repair you probably think of a body repair or paint technician. However, there are a lot of related careers that collision repair can lead to. For Example, you can work in auto parts stores, dealerships, ...more
How To : Make a Router Table Out of Your Tablesaw Drop Top With an Adjustable Solid Wood Fence, and Solid Wood Fence Plate
Materials 4 - 5" long bolts 4 matching nuts 8 heavy duty flat washers 4 to 6 - 2" taper head screws Longer bolts to mount the router base to a thicker surface. These must match the thread of the original bolts that came with the router. 1 hunk of wood - 1 1/2" thick x 4" wide ...more
We all know that November 1 marks the beginning of the madness that is known as the holiday season, but did you know that November is also host to a whole bunch of quirky celebrations as well? If you're not into turkey, there's lots of other, more unique offerings to partake i ...more
Those microsoft guys can't write good userfriendly software but boy can they turn an office into an igloo. Witness this prank as Bertan's office is turned into a white igloo. Styrofoam and snow paint are used to transform this winter wonderland. Change an office into an igloo. ...more
This tutorial gives you five useful tips that will ensure your next film is utterly brilliant. Use what you've got, have a single message, entertain your audience no matter what, write a good script and storyboard, and make sure your sound and light are calibrated properly.
Starting up a website can be daunting if you know nothing about web design or setup, but there are some tips to get the right people finding, looking, and returning to your site. A good landing page gives visitors exactly what they are looking for, and converts them from brows ...more
1. To start a blog pick a topic on which you want to create your blog. 2. Select a blog software or platform where you can work like word press. 3.Select a web host they are the one who makes your blog online available for everyone. Find a link for all web hosts and select o ...more
April is poetry month! During April Planet Poem will host the first Planet Poem poetry competition. People will be able to post two poems to our world. Two groups of four students will vote on the winner. The grand prize winner will win a French Beret! People are able to subm ...more
Want to be happy every day? here is some tips and techniques to help you keep the good mood using some Colors =). Step 1 The Green House Have you ever felt happy when you go out to nature, watching trees and flowers, smelling good , adding to that the fresh air. Im not going ...more
Getting nervous about a timed essay coming up in school? In this six-part video of a writing class discussion, learn from Fullerton College professor Mark Fullmer some tips & tricks on how to write a "damn good" effective essay while being timed in class. Time management, essa ...more
Have you ever wanted to hook back up with your ex-boyfriend or girlfriend, but aren't sure of how to do it? Vanae has some words of wisdom to share with you, as well as some great tips on how to get back with your ex. In her video, she explains the importance of self acceptanc ...more
How to make a backup copy of your PS2 games. Make sure to put the write speed at 8 to make it a good quality backup, and putting it at 4 makes the best quality backup.
Continued from Organize Yo'sef Part One! Clean Up! Once you have some boxes, bins and assorted storage ‘units’, mercilessly clear out the clutter. Be swift and meticulous (like a tidy ninja). Make four piles on the floor: Keep, Store, Toss, Donate. Keep the piles well separat ...more
Polish up your prediction card tricks. Easy and amazing prediction card trick revealed in this tutorial. 1.Gather two permanent markers, a piece of paper, clear nail polish and a deck of cards. 2.Dip the tip of one of the markers in the nail polish so that it doesn't write. ...more
Although many may consider it disgusting, there are still people out there who see graffiti as an art form. It requires skill and the right type of materials in order to write anything in graffiti style. Now doing it on other people's properties not so good, but on a piece of ...more
Fads, Fiascos and Good Stuff in FrontierVille This WeekThis is the first of what should, with luck, be a series of weekly columns.Fads firstIt’s St. Patrick’s Day in FrontierVille and it looks like staying that way for the foreseeable future, which will probably be about ten d ...more
Ahh, the thesis statement. Two words I haven't read or heard since I was in college. Two words that tortured me for a good year in high school. Anyway, this video tutorial gives you an understanding of what a thesis statement is and how to write a great one. Pay attention and ...more
If you're looking to write a memorandum of understanding, this tutorial should be a big help. If you don't know what one is, it;s basically some form of an agreement between two parties that doesn't really imply any kind of legal commitment. It can be used as a contract in cer ...more
Okay, Mr. Thrifty, you reserved the least expensive hotel room that you could. But your inner Donald Trump doesn’t want to settle for low-frills. Go ahead, it never hurts to ask. Watch this video to learn how to get a hotel upgrade. Step 1. Check rewards program Before you b ...more
In this video the author explains when to write a recommendation letter to some one. He says that one may often face this situation to write a recommendation letter to some one we know. He advises that you should write a recommendation letter about some one only if we think th ...more
Banksy, Cope2, Invader, Retna, Mr.cartoon, They all have a few things in common. Firstly, they are all extremely talented and well known urban artists. Secondly, they all have very memorable and very, very cool names. Banksy is the most well known of the bunch, and in my opin ...more
Do you write down everything you hear—then get overwhelmed when it’s time to study? Save time—and improve your grades—with this note-taking system. Learn how to take good notes in class with this Howcast guide. You Will Need * A notebook * A pen or pencil * Attentiveness Ste ...more
Whether you're a student, a toastmaster, just writing, or making articles on WonderHowTo, you will have to come up with a topic. The topic should be able to guide you to some of the things you want people to know about. Here are some ways that you can can come up with a topic. ...more
I loved The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay for so many reasons. For its fantastical sense of adventure, set against the real world action and tragedy of the Jews in Europe during World War Two. I loved the opening chapters of Josef in Prague – a city I spent several m ...more
In this tutorial, we learn how to deal with overwhelming anxiety and depression. Most people go through anxiety in their life, but just don't know how to deal with it properly, which is when it leads to depression. If you aren't the type of person to get diagnosed with prescri ...more
The very basic building block of street art is the tag. Although most people find them ugly, i just think that every artist needs to start somewhere, for street artists, its the tag. Firstly the tag is basicly writing your name, or whatever name you use for your art on a wall ...more
Video games and books seldom have much impact on one another. Games based on movies based on books are fairly common, but games made directly from books are all but nonexistent. This is too bad, given that they're the two most interactive medias out there. 2010's Metro 2033 ( ...more