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Techniques of the Impressionists: Broken Color

How the Impressionists introduced broken color to painting.<p>Broken color refers to a painting technique 'invented' by the Impressionists that is still …

UI Design

10 Simple Exercises to Improve Your Own Creativity | Inc.com

<i>Originally published by Don Peppers on LinkedIn: Ten Simple Exercises to Improve Your Own Creativity</i><p>A little girl is using a toy shovel to fill a hole in her back yard when a neighbor looks over the fence and asks "Hi! What you doing?"<p>"My goldfish died," she replies tearfully, "and I've just buried …

Creativity

21 Productivity Hacks from 21 Prolific Writers - Copyblogger

Ah, the #writerslife, #amwriting, #wordcount — wait, hold that thought — #amlookingatmyphone, #destructiveprocrastination, #twitterblackhole, …

1 Creativity Lesson From the Nobel Prize-Winning Author Who Wrote His Novel in Just 4 Weeks | Inc.com

As an entrepreneur, you're after that one, dazzlingly brilliant idea that will take the world by storm.Truly great ideas are, however, notoriously difficult to come by. They're generated within the deepest recesses of your subconscious mind, far beyond the reach of conscious thought.<p>How are …

Creativity

What a world of AI robot writers will look like

Just as video killed the radio star, so too will AI demolish writers, journalists, and editors. Legions of wordsmiths — from Fiverr freelancers to <i>The New York Times</i> reporters — may soon find themselves out of work. However, they will be defeated not by competitors overseas, but by algorithms.<p>To …

A Prisoner’s Only Writing Machine

Kenneth Foster, Jr., became a writer on death row. When he was nineteen, he drove three friends to two armed robberies in San Antonio, Texas; late that night, one of the friends shot and killed a man. Foster was in the car, approximately eighty feet away, but, under the Texas Law of Parties, he was …

Death Row

Story plots: 7 tips to be more original

Clichéd story plots weaken an otherwise good story, a story where characters and settings are vivid. To tell a story that feels original and …

Creative Writing

How to Develop Your Best Novel Writing Ideas | Writing Forward

Fiction, Non-fiction, Poetry Writing<p>All that makes life interesting and beautiful<p>Reading is my Neverland, Writing is my Wonderland<p>Mumma playing the …

Masterpieces of Chinese Paintings - in pictures

A look at some of the works featured in the V&A's show celebrating 1,200 years of exquisite Chinese painting<p>Masterpieces of Chinese Paintings: 700-1900 is at the V&A from 26 October 2013 to 19 January 2014. V&A members have free admission