June 2014 | Urban Book Editor LLC

Productivity – The Art of the Done List: Harnessing the Power of Progress

What did you get done today? Knowing the answer makes a huge difference in your motivation levels.

Productivity – Escaping the Time-Scarcity Trap

When you are busy, you feel flustered. When you’re flustered you start focusing on reactive work — which makes you feel busier. And when you are busy, you feel flustered…

Born Hatin’: Why Some People Dislike Everything (Critics)

There are likers and haters. Here’s what you can do about the latter group.

Greensboro Park “Libraries”: Give a Book, Take a Book – WFMY News 2

WFMY News 2 Greensboro Park “Libraries”: Give a Book, Take a Book WFMY News 2 “Little libraries,” which resemble large bird houses filled with books for all reading levels, are in Lindley Park (near the pool), Sternberger Park and in Cascade Park.

Sherlock Holmes novels belong to public, US court rules – Irish Times

The Guardian Sherlock Holmes novels belong to public, US court rules Irish Times The old Scotland Yard building in London, which was immortalised by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle in his Sherlock Holmes stories.

Science in Fantasy Novels Is More Accurate Than in Science Fiction

See on http://io9.com/the-science-in-fantasy-novels-is-often-better-than-in-s-1590070621 Supposedly the thing that characterizes science fiction as a genre is its interest in, well, science. And yet a lot of the very best treatments of science in novels lately have been in works that are classified as fantasy.   Urban Book Editor‘s insight: Since Science Fiction and…

Busy playwright Ayad Akhtar finds his groove – Sentinel and Enterprise

See on Scoop.it – Writing and Editing Busy playwright Ayad Akhtar finds his groove Sentinel and Enterprise Soon ideas began pouring out of him — plays, books, screenplays. “Bam! Like that,” he says. “It’s been eight years. Urban Book Editor‘s insight: It’s fascinating how issues of culture and self-identity can…

I Write Young Adult Novels, and I Refuse to Apologize for It

See on Scoop.it – Writing and Editing One of my most traumatic experiences involved a high school classroom and a romance novel. I was fifteen and devouring pretty much any book I could get my hands on, especially adult romances—the more torrid, the better. Urban Book Editor‘s insight: YA Novels…

Don’t wait for inspiration; just start writing – Bucks County Courier Times

See on Scoop.it – Writing and Editing Don’t wait for inspiration; just start writing Bucks County Courier Times You should be worried about writing because you aren’t a writer until you’ve put words to page, and you aren’t a good writer until you’ve put words to page a lot. Urban…

John Oliver Helps Rally 45,000 Net Neutrality Comments To FCC

See on Scoop.it – Tech Today The comedian used 13 minutes of his Sunday program to convince viewers to reach out to the Federal Communications Commission about open Internet rules. They responded and crashed the FCC servers. Urban Book Editor‘s insight: We all need to weigh in on this issue….