Milan Polk

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People are falling in love with a simple productivity system that just uses pen and paper

I’m one of those people who is constantly testing out new productivity apps in the hopes that <i>this</i> is the technology that will transform my life for good. Each new app promises to make me more efficient than the last.<p>But I’ve never been able to find a method that quite beats the flexibility and …

Productivity

The Fascinating Thing That Storytelling Does to Your Brain

A well-told tale causes fascinating changes in brain chemistry.<p>Here's a little piece of personal trivia for you -- my husband is a screenwriter. So around our house there's no shortage of talk about storytelling structure, and the bookcase is full of titles on the topic like Joseph Campbell's …

7 of the Most Interesting Podcast Episodes About Productivity We've Ever Heard

Bookmark these podcast episodes about productivity for productivity advice, tips, and tricks from experts and successful people.

Your Idea Starts Here: 77 Mind-Expanding Ways to Unleash Your Creativity

See sample pages from this book at Wink.<p><i>Your Idea Starts Here: 77 Mind-Expanding Ways to Unleash Your Creativity</i><br>by Carolyn Eckert<br>Storey …

Daily Meditation: Like Calm Water

We all need help maintaining our personal spiritual practice. We hope that these Daily Meditations, prayers and mindful awareness exercises can be part of bringing spirituality alive in your life.<p>Today's meditation features a short passage from Thich Nhat Hanh's book, <i>How To Relax</i>. Each of us has a …

A 10-Minute Breath Meditation for Beginners

<i>By: Lodro Rinzler</i><p>This guided 10-minute breath meditation for beginners can be used to create internal calm and focus.<p>This is the first in a series of meditation practices that are meant to increase focus, awareness, and enable you to be more present with the breath in your everyday life. This …

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19 Books Every Creative Entrepreneur Should Read This Year

These must-reads will inspire, inform, and amplify the most important attributes of creative business owners.<p>First-time entrepreneurs face many of the same learning curves--mastering time management and productivity, learning the secrets of sales and marketing, building a brand, attracting and …

10 Documentaries That Explore the Evolution of Electronic Music and Culture

<i>In this roundup of music documentaries, we feature ten films that explore the evolution of electronic music culture, advancements in music</i> …

Music Production

The One Question Smart Writers Ask Themselves Every Day | Inc.com

Smart writers know that practice makes perfect. And because of that, they work on perfecting their writing skills daily. Yes, <i>daily</i>. If you can't answer, "Yes" to the question, "Have you practiced writing today?"...then you may need to re-evaluate your dedication to improvement.<p>While not everyone …

Creative Writing

Listen here: 10 great podcasts for book lovers

As any reader will tell you, a good book doesn't end when you've flipped the last page. There's always more to learn, plots to discuss, themes to …

5 Easy Steps To Becoming A Successful Blogger

Sharing your opinion on the Interwebs has never been easier, what with Twitter, Facebook, and every other social media platform out there. But if you …

Successful people share their best advice for every stage of your career

Though I had managed people before, this was my first time at a large corporation where I had several staffers reporting to me, and also had to "manage up" with a number of senior executives, some of whom were pretty intimidating.<p>The head of the department wanted me to emulate her tough, …

David Tennant Is Puck from A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM in THE SHAKESPEARE SHOW

If you thought Great Britain wasn’t gonna pull out all the stops to celebrate the four hundredth anniversary of William Shakespeare‘s death, …

How Leo Tolstoy Found His Purpose: The Beloved Author on Personal Growth and the Meaning of Human Existence

“That which one has set oneself to do, one should not relinquish on the grounds of absence of mind or distraction.”<p><i>“To be a moral human being is to pay, be obliged to pay, certain kinds of attention,”</i> Susan Sontag asserted in one of her final works, a superb meditation on storytelling and what it …

Literature

The 50 podcasts you need to hear

<b>Alice Isn’t Dead</b><p><b>The creepy podcast from the Welcome To Night Vale gang</b><p>The makers of the gloriously weird Welcome To Night Vale are behind this eerie podcast. Those concerned that they might have to get up to speed with that series’ labyrinthine backstory, fear not: this is not a spinoff, nor a …

Comedy

7 Best Language Learning Apps and Websites

Hola, ahn young, bonjour!<p>With so many languages out there to learn, it’s hard to know where to even get started!<p>While no one knows exactly how many …

100 Lessons to Help You Live an Amazing Life

I recently turned 31. Here are 100 life lessons I've learned along the way that hopefully helps you live an amazing life.

Is Your Creativity Suffering from Cabin Fever?

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>If you’ve ever been stuck inside for a prolonged period during a storm, you’re probably familiar with cabin fever -- the state of anxiety, restlessness and boredom that arises from being trapped in a confined place.<p>But what about the …

Novel? Screenplay? Comic? How to Choose the Right Medium For Your Story

A film and TV writer by profession, I also write stage plays, documentaries, comic books, novels, and even stand-up comedy. (I know what you’re …

Seven Tips From William Faulkner on How to Write Fiction

"The young writer would be a fool to follow a theory," said the Nobel Prize-winning author William Faulkner in his 1958 <i>Paris Review</i> interview. "Teach …

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Celebrated Writers on the Creative Benefits of Keeping a Diary

<i>“You want to write, you need to keep an honest, unpublishable journal that nobody reads, nobody but you,”</i> Madeleine L’Engle counseled in her advice to aspiring writers. W.H. Auden once described his journal as <i>“a discipline for [his] laziness and lack of observation.”</i><p>Journaling, I believe, is a …

What next?

Before you even think about putting a book together, you should be submitting poems to magazines, and then to pamphlet presses. Such a "track record" is not used by book publishers as a guarantee of quality, but as an indication that the writer has spent time building up a publishable …

How to Submit Your Writing to Literary Magazines

<i>Would you like to start submitting your work to literary magazines but don’t quite know how to even begin? Or perhaps you are unsure if you are</i> …

9 Literary Magazines for New and Unpublished Writers

<i>“The reason 99% of all stories written are not bought by editors is very simple. Editors never buy manuscripts that are left on the closet shelf at</i> …

How to be a punk poet

In a world that feels more out of control every day, Robert Montgomery’s work is more poignant and necessary than ever. Using the environment that surrounds him, this modern day punk poet and artist rejects our status quo through indirect messages like “ALL PALACES ARE TEMPORARY PALACES”, presented …

Into the Mind of a Psychopath

Robert Hare steps out of the sunlight and into a West Vancouver pub. “Let me see your eyes,” says the 82-year old, piercing me with a cautious gaze …

Psychology

14 Stress Management Apps to Relax Your Mind & Body

Self-help can be your biggest asset. Check out these apps to help you manage your stress and anxiety on a daily basis.

Apps

The Artful Rebellion of Kathy Acker

In the first of our 'AnOther Woman' series — which examines the inimitable style, psyche and ideology of our favourite female pioneers — we consider …