Daniel Medina

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Reader Question: Should I write a big budget spec script or not?

Write what you’re passionate about, but there are some good reasons to balance that by putting on your producer’s hat.Question from @jongarcia3:do …

Screenwriting

Sometimes We Have To Eat Shit For A While Before We Can Rise Up Again.

A month ago, I received an email titled <i>“I am giving up”</i> from a young woman. She was an aspiring life coach and had a huge money problem she was …

Motivation

This 10-Minute Routine Will Increase Your Memory And Creativity

<i>“When you train your creativity, you automatically train your memory. When you train your memory, you automatically train your creative thinking</i> …

Creativity

How to turn a life of misery into a lucky life

You are hurting.<p>Someone said a bad thing.<p>Something hit a nerve.<p>You feel like ignoring all social niceties and smashing the table with a fist.<p>You feel …

Self-improvement

Over 80 Ideas for Making Books with your Creative Skills

We could all use a little extra income, especially the kind that we earn as we sleep.<p><i>How about that, and becoming better known by those that matter</i> …

Writing

Wild Stories of Partying with Warhol and Bowie in the 70s

Painter Duncan Hannah relives New York's most debauched decade and shares exclusive behind-the-scenes photos with VICE.<p>When Duncan Hannah arrived in New York in 1971, he could have walked out of the pages of Oscar Wilde’s <i>The Picture of Dorian Gray.</i> With big eyes and high cheekbones, Hannah’s …

David Bowie

Write Your Novel

How To Stay Positive When You Get Negative Criticism

I tacked my drawings to the wall. Here I go. It was time for my one-on-one critique with my instructor.<p>My heart beat faster as he stared at my art. …

This Is the Worst Roommate Story You’ll Ever Read

<b>Alex Miller’s spare room</b> had been on Craigslist for two weeks when, last March, she got the call she’d been waiting for. The man at the other end …

Crime

Writing Fiction: Heinlein's Five Rules & Your Author Efficiency

Writing Fiction: Heinlein’s Five Rules & Your Author Efficiency<p><b>How to improve your speed and quality as an author by writing less than more…</b><p>One Size …

Writing

5 Books Every Writer Should Read

Your essential library, whether you write fiction or non-fiction<p>About Marketing<p>Your First 1000 Copies by Tim Grahl<p>Tim Grahl is a book marketing …

Free for all: How to find free (and legal) books and movies

Since the days of dial-up modems, the internet has been a never-ending source of movies, music, electronic books and television programs. The problem is that most of that content is actually owned by someone, and downloading it without paying for it makes you a pirate.<p>Besides being illegal -- …

Public Domain

18 Irresistible Books That Grab You With Their Titles and Never Let You Go

If you've ever spotted the spine of a book with a title so irresistible you bought it blindly, then you know it's not always such a bad idea to judge …

Books

The Business of Screenwriting: Your first big check

It is March, 1987. I am here, the Hamburger Hamlet on Sunset Blvd. It’s 1PM. I am meeting one of my agents for lunch. For dessert: My first big check …

The Underutilized Power of Questions

When people think of Einstein, they see a lone genius with his discoveries.<p>Most of us don’t quite understand what exactly these discoveries were, but …

Creativity

To Get More Creative, Become Less Judgemental

The need to do more great work drives many creators. More quality and (or) quantity. Or both. Creativity is a central source of meaning in our …

Creativity

Declutter Your Life. Declutter Your Mind.

Over the past three years, I’ve moved house close to a dozen times. Most people experience moving house as a stressful event.<p>Initially, I was no …

Five explorative writing exercises that will surprise you about yourself

E.L. Doctorow once said: “Writing is an exploration. You start from nothing, and learn as you go.”<p>As my daily writing experiments have shown, he is …

Creative Writing

Author Marilynne Robinson fears the fear in our country

In her essay “Fear,” Marilynne Robinson writes of America as a Christian country having lost its way.<p>“My thesis is always the same, and it is very simply stated, though it has two parts: first, contemporary America is full of fear. And second, fear is not a Christian habit of mind,” she writes.<p>She …

Reduce Your Stress in Two Minutes a Day

Bill Rielly had it all: a degree from West Point, an executive position at Microsoft, strong faith, a great family life, and plenty of money. He even got along well with his in-laws! So why did he have so much stress and anxiety that he could barely sleep at night? I have worked with Bill for …

Elon Musk says he can rebuild Puerto Rico's power grid with solar

<b>Renewable energy entrepreneur Elon Musk says he could rebuild Puerto Rico's shattered electrical infrastructure with his solar energy technology.</b><p>The vast majority of the island territory remains without power, weeks after it was hit by Hurricane Maria.<p>On Twitter, Mr Musk said his technology, which …

Puerto Rico

The power thinker

Original, painstaking, sometimes frustrating and often dazzling. Foucault’s work on power matters now more than ever<i>By Colin Koopman</i>Read at Aeon

10 Living Philosophers and Why You Should Know Them

It can be easy to think that all the good ideas have already been thought; after all, philosophy have been going on for more than 2500 years. But …

University of Chicago

How to find creativity

In a few easy steps, I think<p>Let’s draw something. Drawing can be creative, right?<p>First, we’ll start with a line. Just any random one will do.<p>A line’s …