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21 Productivity Hacks from 21 Prolific Writers - Copyblogger

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

Writing

This Cockatiel Sings Mozart's Queen of the Night Aria Better Than You | WQXR | New York's Classical Music Radio Station

Coco is a rescue cockatiel from Sydney, Australia, and almost certainly sings the Queen of the Night's aria from 'The Magic Flute' better than most …

Mozart

4 Statements Guaranteed to Kill Creativity

Creativity is a fragile yet extremely important organizational asset. You can use the wrong words and squash it completely.<p>There are four major factors that affect workplace creativity. Two of them involve hierarchical relationships (between an employee and a supervisor), and two involve peer …

Creativity

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

You need to focus and let your mind wander, at the same time.<p>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 …

Creativity

Toward a More Creative Future

Southeast Alaska comprises 600 miles of coastline and hundreds of islands collectively known as the Alexander Archipelago. Given its terrain of dense …

What art can teach you

Hi! I’m Yeli.<p>During the day I’m a software engineer at LinkedIn working on the design systems. A lot of my day job is figuring out people’s pain …

Creativity

4 Steps to Having More "Aha" Moments

Marion Barraud for HBR<p>The owner of a graphic design firm worries that her clients have dried up despite her best efforts. Even a seemingly …

Creativity

10 Simple Exercises to Improve Your Own Creativity

Don't be afraid to challenge your own expectations.<p><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 …

Creativity

Vital Lessons From Pixar That Teach You About Creativity

Image via Jason Pratt (Creative Commons 2.0)<p><b>Pixar’s animations</b> are some of the most spectacular in the world, and it’s difficult to believe that it …

Medium – Read, write and share stories that matter

State of the Stomp: Let the Outside In

What precious fuel keeps the idea factory running?

How to Become an Einstein or Da Vinci: 4 Steps to Mastering Your Craft

Everyone has the ability to become a master at something. But give yourself time--a lot of time.<p>There's no denying it--watching people do what they're good at is fun. From chess players to basketball players, we not only enjoy seeing others excel, but often we will pay to see them do so up close. …

Self-improvement

When it comes to making good decisions, bad options can help

Think of the worst idea ever for a new business venture, one that is guaranteed to fail. Or try to imagine a truly terrible, good-for-nobody new government policy. Or even, as a class of grade school kids I know recently did, the worst idea for a birthday party. (For the record, some of those …

How to Turn Procrastination to Your Advantage

Leonardo Da Vinci is one of the most accomplished people the world has ever known. He was not just brilliant, but prolific as well.His most famous …

5 ways to reignite your creative spark – A CR webinar

Being creative within the confines of a commercial organisation can be challenging. Chances are you started your career with the will and space to be …

If you're 'bored of diversity' in the creative industries, you're bored of what fuels brilliant work

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Public Relations

Creative Prompter Makes Absurd Quotes That Serve As Inspiration For Projects

Composite image by DesignTAXI. Left screenshot via Give Me Human Truth, right image by Thorbjørn & Christine via Ads of the World<p><b>Sometimes, a shot</b> of …

The Creativity of Sequels

<i>George Chrysostomou on creativity in sequels…</i><p>It has to be said, adaptations, sequels and soft reboots are dominating the box office year in and out …

Sequels

'Creatives are suspicious of rules' Steve Henry on what it takes to be a great creative

What Does It Take To Be A Great Creative? - a thought that every professional entering a creative department will probably ask themselves at some …

Tell Me How It Ends by Valeria Luiselli – review

These devastating essays document the terrifying experiences of unaccompanied children crossing from Mexico into the US<p>In 2012, the Mexican writer Luiselli caused a sensation with her haunting debut novel, <i>Faces in the Crowd</i>, in which her unhappy protagonist craved “narrative order.” In this …

Microaggressions are Banned in This Savvy The Handmaid's Tale Parody

<i>The Handmaid’s Tale</i> depicts a world where female autonomy is banned, hemmed in by a hateful, sexist theocracy. But what if the target if that regime …

Voice Is the Music of the Story's Intelligence

I think voice is the music of the story's intelligence, that the voice of a novel, the voice of a story, is not the speaking voice of Frank Bascombe …

To the Light translation takes audiences on a tour through the mind of Virginia Woolf

How do you set the stage for a story that takes you on a tour inside a woman's head?<p>That was the first question to be answered at the English-translation premiere of <i>To the Light,</i> playwright Évelyne de la Chenelière's adaptation of Virginia Woolf's 1927 novel <i>To the Lighthouse</i>, which opened Friday at …

Happy Hitchcock-tober: 10 Books Celebrating the Master of Suspense

It’s October, which means a lot of things to a lot of people. For some, it’s pumpkin spice everything; for others, it’s the joy of falling leaves and …

30 Must-Read Books

<i>The Great Gatsby,</i> by F. Scott Fitzgerald<p>“It’s hard to say what anyone should or shouldn’t read, let alone <i>everyone,</i> but <i>The Great Gatsby</i> is a book I …

Books

Why We Keep Telling the Same Stories

Neil Gaiman, Halldor Laxness and the art of revisiting myths<i>Thor und die Midgardsschlange, Emil</i> Doepler (1905)Some stories are primal. Some have …