One assumption most people accept is that competition is always a good thing. When we talk about competition, we assume a scarcity of resources that can’t be shared and are fought over by individuals or groups. In this sense, competition is the natural state of organisms, from which they can only evolve if there is an immediate advantage in its opposite, cooperation.
Empires by definition are big, and so can generally withstand major losses and still exert singular governance over an extensive region. Sustaining major setbacks and still retaining the ability to project power, control trade and create items and services of value are indeed the historic defining examples of empire. Referring to empire, everything is relative. An area the size of the State of Texas is about as large as the entire geography of the Peloponnesian Wars, including the sea battles.
A fascination with Ernest Hemingway 's Paris of the 1920s has been on the upswing, says Darla Worden , founder of the Left Bank Writers Retreat, a small-group summer writer's workshop in Paris, France, now in its fifth year.
Last week the world has seen yet another failed doomsday prediction, but far from this being the preserve of either the Mayans or modern day "preppers", established religions and even esteemed scientists have also had their fair share of failed predictions. However, now we are left wondering what the next big end of world prediction will be.
With the winter season upon us our thoughts are turning to warmer lands. Many of us will be planning to jet off soon, for festive celebrations or to pay a visit to loved ones abroad. But with so many holiday options it can be difficult to decide on the perfect destination.
The epic fantasies have much in common. Set in fantastical worlds, both stories center around young characters who discover they are not normal and must rise against the odds to defend their people. Both worlds have two suns, and both stories unveil hidden secrets in each sequel. Is bestselling author Kailin Gow's Frost series with over fourteen books in the series, the new Star Wars? Many would argue yes.
Countless successful authors have offered advice to aspiring writers on how to become great writers. But through their discussion in episode #17 of their “Self Publishing Podcast,” hosts Johnny B. Truant, Sean Platt, and David Wright discover that the formula for writing success is actually very simple--at least in theory.
New authors have taken to the self-publishing route in distributing their ebooks... and with great success. According to the Association of American Publishers and the Book Industry Group, "net sales revenue from eBooks increased from $869 million in 2010 to $2.074 billion in 2011. That’s 15 percent of net revenues for publishers." Bookstats 2012 show the ebook phenomenon is steadily growing and new authors are riding that digital wave. The secret to some authors' success? Publishing on Amazon's Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP) and they've turned to KindleBookPro's How to Publish an eBook on Kindle to do it.
When I began writing in 1960, there were no website "magazines." Print journals were the only place to have poems published. Writers used typewriters, carbon paper, a white potion to cover up mistakes and “snail mail” to prepare and submit poems for publication. Monday through Friday I'd work at my day job. Weekends I'd spend writing and revising poems. Revising poems took more time than writing them and that is still the case today, decades later.