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How to Get Paid for your Articles

How to Get Paid for your Articles

If you have a way with words, why not invest in it? More and more people are discovering the joys and rewards of freelance writing. Instead of writing for yourself, write for other people who will enjoy reading your articles. Best of all, you have be a freelance writer without disrupting your current lifestyle, or you could say goodbye to your place behind the desk and work conveniently from home.... [Read more]

Mistakes to Avoid when Freelance Writing

Mistakes to Avoid when Freelance Writing

Once you have made a decision to become a freelance writer, you will need to learn how to make your writing business gain positive light. Freelance writing newbies often commit mistakes that send their chances spiraling down the drain. Here are just some of them: Plagiarizing This is the mortal sin of all writing, freelance or not. This basically happens when you steal someone else’s ideas and make... [Read more]



Get the Shot You Want When You Use These Tips

Memorable shots tend to have a reflective kind of beauty about them. They can be slow, lingering close-ups like the great Sergio Leone’s work in the Dollars Trilogy. They can be camera tricks and cuts like the Matrix perfected, but they always require significant planning. Especially in action sequences, where the camera may be positioned in a place that might bring harm to it. Here are some tips... [Read more]


Sound: How to Set Mood in Film

The Foley FX room of any sound studio is a pretty magical place, where objects that we see in our everyday lives become fodder for the sounds that make movies feel real to audiences. Sound and music can do the job of setting tone, and the lack of music especially can be poignant. We see this often in horror, where the murderer is about to claim a victim and we hear only footsteps and the killer’s... [Read more]


What to Look for in a Photographer

There’s a misconception by many people that anyone with a camera can be a photographer. This is an especially risky thought to have if you’re looking for a commercial photographer in New York City. Per capita, it’s hard to imagine any city in the world having more photographers than New York and they are definitely not all created the same.  If you’re looking for NYC fashion photographers,... [Read more]


Selecting the Best Photographer in New York

New York does not lack for artists or creative types. So if you need a photographer, you won’t have any problem finding options. Of course, not all photographers in New York are going to be up to the task. Here are some easy ways to cut through all our options. First, figure out what kind of photography you want. Is this a shoot for business reasons? Then you need a commercial photographer. Are you... [Read more]


An Interesting Take on the Matrix – By Phin Upham

“Existential Phenomenology and the Brave New World of The Matrix” is an essay written by Hubert L. Dreyfus and Stephen D. Dreyfus, included in Phin Upham’s book Space of Love and Garbage. Hubert Dreyfus is Professor of Philosophy in the graduate school at the University of California, Berkeley. His research interests bridge the analytic and Continental traditions in 20th-century philosophy,... [Read more]




‘Divorcing a Real Witch,’ ‘Where Do Camels Belong?': the year’s oddest book titles

The Bookseller/Diagram Prize for the Oddest Title of the Year — which calls itself “arguably Britain's most prestigious literary award” — has revealed its seven-title shortlist. Contenders for the distinction this year include “Nature's Nether Regions” by Menno Schilthuizen, in fact an examination of human nether regions, and “Advanced Pavement Research:... [Read more]


Drew Barrymore writing books of essays

Actress Drew Barrymore is working on a book of autobiographical essays for US publisher Dutton. View original post here:  Drew Barrymore writing books of essays  Read More →


New Sherlock Holmes novel due out in September

Hollywood screenwriter Bonnie MacBird (“Tron”) is to pen two novels continuing the tales of Sherlock Holmes. First picked up by industry source The Bookseller, the publishing deal will see a first book, “Art in the Blood: A Sherlock Holmes Adventure,” published in the US and the UK on September 10, 2015 by Harper 360. “Art in the Blood” will be set in 1888 and is... [Read more]


Texas woman tricked out of ‘Fifty Shades’ royalties : court ruling

By Marice Richter DALLAS (Reuters) – A Fort Worth jury has decided that a Texas woman was defrauded out of royalty rights to the tantalizing best-selling novel “Fifty Shades of Grey” and stands to earn a large award, her lawyer said on Friday. Court papers showed that Jennifer Lynn Pedroza of Arlington was victorious in her lawsuit against former business partner Amanda Hayward of... [Read more]


Kazuo Ishiguro’s first novel since ‘Never Let Me Go’ delves into fantasy, memory

A decade after his most recent novel, the dystopian “Never Let Me Go,” the Japanese-born British author Kazuo Ishiguro is back with a tale of love and vengeance in a mythical, troubled Britain. Ishiguro is the author of six previous novels, among which one of his best-known is 1989's “The Remains of the Day,” the source for the Merchant Ivory film of the same name. “Never... [Read more]