Guest Post: 18 Brutal Business Failures From Billionaire Entrepreneurs

By Samantha Rosario Becoming a prominent indie author always starts with a simple goal, and that is to use your creative mind and the written word to entertain readers throughout the world. As you probably know, this dream doesn't always come easy, and gaining momentum as a writer requires more than mere talent. It also …

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Guest Post: A Brief History of ASR, Automatic Speech Recognition

By Jason Kincaid This moment has been a long time coming. The technology behind speech recognition has been in development for over half a century, going through several periods of intense promise — and disappointment. So what changed to make ASR viable in commercial applications? And what exactly could these systems accomplish, long before any of us had …

Guest Post: How a Vacation Can Help You Break Free From a Creative Rut

By Mariah Are you stuck in a creative rut? Have you been working hard to get your work out there? Do you sometimes feel like you’re never going to succeed? If the discouragement and disappointment of the artist's struggle is starting to weigh you down, it may be time to take a vacation. You’ll Meet …

Guest Post: The 4 Most Powerful Motivational Practices

By Jack White Motivation is so fleeting and difficult to keep in the long run. Everyday worries, complications, the lack of recognition, and self-doubt all stand in the way of feeling inspired and ready to go on in the long run. If you feel somewhat dispirited, chances are that you’ve lost the inner fire. Getting …

Guest Post: 7 Ways to Overcome Loss of Motivation

By Jade Parker We all have them, those days that it’s hard to crawl out from under the covers because we want the world to disappear. But the world continues and so must we. There are papers to write, bills to pay, and dreams to conquer. When I find motivation difficult, there are seven tips I …

What Inspires You? Here’s a List of 26 Awesome Projects and Stories

The world is full of fun, creative people. Every day, I hear about awesome projects. They're so cool, I want to share them here. Though they're not all book-related, they are media related, and since technology is bringing all kinds of different media together, it's good to know what kinds of things different kinds of creators …

8 Literary Museums to Visit

Traveling is great. You get to learn new things, meet new people, and explore. Lately, I've been enjoying also further exploring my passions via traveling. The main way I've been doing this is with I Know Dino, my podcast about dinosaurs. Whenever my husband and I travel somewhere new, we always look up where the …

From Cosmo.ph: 17 Non-Negotiables If You Want To Be A Girl Boss Someday

A while back, I had an amazing opportunity to write for Cosmo.ph. When I wrote the article, I'd just started a great new job, and was learning a lot. Here's an excerpt of advice I'd give to anyone starting out. There are certain things that apply no matter what industry you find yourself in. We …

Giving Thanks, and Highlights from DevLearn 2016

I recently passed the one year mark at my company (for my day job) so I've been reflecting a lot about the changes of the past year and how lucky I am. I'm a fan of the product I work on, and the people I work with are just awesome. It would take me too long …

Writing for Shotgun

I get the opportunity to write cool stuff at my day job at Shotgun. This latest blog post is about how one of our clients uses Shotgun, which is a cloud-based platform that helps people manage their creative projects (films, TV shows, games, commercials, etc.). What's really interesting about this industry is how much has changed …