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How To Escape The Procrastination Doom Loop

When you imagine a highly productive person, you likely think of someone who focuses effortlessly on the job and never succumbs to procrastination. You know, the type who can sit on the ground in a subway station with their laptop and still manage to get more done in an hour than you would in a day …

Procrastination

The Science Behind the Power of Storytelling

The “Nigerian Prince” Email Scams and the Power of Storytelling<p>Last August, Interpol arrested a 40-year-old Nigerian con artist, known only as …

An Illustrated Guide to Writing Scenes and Stories

Jeff VanderMeer explains the ins and outs of using scenes in imaginative fiction<p><i>The writing workshop/lecture</i> Wonderbook: Scenes <i>is an edited version,</i> …

7 Blessings Of Studying Your Bible

<i>This post is sponsored by Logos Bible Software</i><p>Between the "already" of your conversion and the "not yet" of your final home going, few things are …

How To Hack Your Brain To Destroy Procrastination, According To Harvard Research

<b>How to beat the "Tomorrow Syndrome" that almost everyone faces.</b><p>People procrastinate for many reasons, but the result is always the same: they rush to get the task done at the last minute or miss the deadline. Even though it feels frustrating to procrastinate, people still continue this bad habit. …

Procrastination

Simplicity or style: what makes a sentence a masterpiece?

A great sentence makes you want to chew it over slowly in your mouth the first time you read it. A great sentence compels you to rehearse it again in …

How Rejection Made Me a Serious Writer

Getting told no—by lovers, bosses, schools—is never fun, but sometimes you have to hit bottom before you realize that becoming who you want to be is …

Editing novel drafts like a pro: 8 tips

Editing novel drafts requires a specific set of skills. It’s wise to use a professional editor if you are serious about getting published. Even so, …

Writing

3 Insights That Will Immediately Increase Your Happiness Every Single Day

Stop setting yourself up for failure and start being happy now.<p>Most people make the same huge mistake when it comes to finding happiness. With the best intentions, individuals contribute to their own suffering and create a barrier between themselves and the happiness they seek.<p>The single biggest …

22 Truths About Willpower

Willpower is one of those tricky things that brings up different feelings in different people. For me? I am convinced I do not have it. A diet lasts …

How to be loved by everyone

We would all like to know how to be loved by everyone.<p>In the end, who are our favorite people? Those who understand us and listen. Someone we can …

Japan at the Forefront of Super-Aging Societies

The Century of Aging<p>The world’s population is now in a state of flux so fierce that it likely has no parallel in history. The first driver of these …

A Pulitzer Prize finalist says to ignore a common piece of writing advice

<i>This question originally appeared on Quora: What advice would you give to an aspiring writer?</i> <i>Answer by Adam Haslett, author of Imagine Me Gone, Pulitzer Prize finalist.</i><p>Probably the most oft quoted piece of advice is “write what you know.” I’d revise that to say “write what interests you.” You don’t …

Creative Writing

Hollywood Has Ruined Method Acting

Jared Leto’s turn in Suicide Squad is the latest reminder that the technique has become more about ego and marketing than good performances.<p>Of all the stories surfacing about the new DC Comics film <i>Suicide Squad—</i>from the dismal reviews to the box-office reports—the most disconcerting are the ones …

The Unsung Architecture Of 1990s Anime

The intricate hand-drawn worlds of director Mamoru Oshii’s films hide lessons for architects.<p>In most films, the scenery is merely a backdrop–the second fiddle to the dramatic tension between characters. But in others, the environment plays a leading role. For architecture buffs, few get better than</i> …

51 Of The Most Powerful Pieces Of Advice From Books

"And now that you don't have to be perfect, you can be good." —John Steinbeck<p>2. "Life appears to me too short to be spent in nursing animosity or registering wrongs."<p>—<i>Jane Eyre</i>, Charlotte Brontë"<p>Suggested by khlaw1993<p>3. "Never forget what you are, for surely the world will not. Make it your …

Literature

The 7 Critical Elements Of A Great Book

I used to do manuscript appraisals when I taught creative writing full time. I would never have been able to do it without teaching, though, because …

58 Books That Will Make You Better, No Matter Who You Are

When you hit a dead end, come back to this list.<p><i>What books do you recommend that college students read? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights.</i><p><b>Answer by Ryan Holiday, best-selling author of Ego Is the</b> …

Top 10 books writers should read

From unforgiving French sociology to Machiavelli’s manual for <i>realpolitik</i>, the Booker prize-winning author DBC Pierre recommends books that helped him write<p>Writing a novel from scratch, which is to say without training, was such an unexpected odyssey that I was prompted to recall the discoveries in …

Achieve Peak Potential With 4 Mental Practices

Can you begin to live your best life ever by applying a series of simple mental techniques in your day-to-day life?<p>Personally, I've been on an evolving journey when it comes to mindset strategies for success. In my twenties, I thought it was all hogwash and I just wanted to learn practical …

Immune System

When Did You Realize You 'Weren't' An Artist?

It's a question I'm asked all the time: At what point did you realize you wanted to be a writer? Was it after reading that great book in school? Did Mom or Dad push you into it? Or was it just something you fell into, because having a normal career didn't sound interesting and you realized you had …

The Art Of Being Happy On Your Own (That Everyone Should Master)

We’ve all got our enemies; people who take pleasure in causing us pain and misery. Sometimes, the development of an enemy is due to certain …

Obstacles to Creative Disruption

This is the second post in my Creative Disruption trilogy. The first one provided strategies to protect your company from disruption. In this one, I would like to focus on the obstacles that companies need to overcome if their product or business is likely to disrupt the marketplace. Companies such …

Innovation

The Writing Life: Digging Into The Past To Learn About The Present

Writing is a lonely profession. Let no one tell you otherwise.<p>This is what it comes down to: It's just you, your computer, and your stack of notebooks. Whether you're a journalist filing stories on tight deadlines, or a novelist, or someone who writes biographies - as I do - or assists a celebrity …

United Arab Emirates

William Trevor on his "un-cozy" writer's life

Whether he's writing a novel or shorter pieces, William Trevor is a storyteller to the core. Born in County Cork to Irish Protestant parents in 1929, …

7 Ways to Make Yourself a Better Editor

This story originally appeared on PR Newswire's Small Business PR Toolkit<p>Instead of relying on an editor to neaten up your writing, you can learn to be your own editor. If you have no experience editing, the best place to learn is with your own writing. Once you have an initial draft, use these …

Creative Writing

The Spirituality of Imperfection: Storytelling and the Search for Meaning

Why Good Storytellers Are Happier in Life and in Love

Studies find the way people tell their own stories has an outsize effect on their life satisfaction<p>In William Shakespeare’s time, the word “conversation” meant two things—verbal discourse, and sex.<p>That’s how intimate the most well-known poet and playwright in the English language viewed the act of …

Northwestern University

Oime, basorexia and 25 other words to describe your weirdest emotions

Ever see a subway car approach and feel compelled — suddenly — to jump in front of it? Whether or not that sounds crazy to you, there’s a word for …

3 Easy Home Workouts to Tighten Your Body

When people think about workouts to lose weight they often think about strenuous cardio sessions at the gym. But there are easy home workouts that …