Raewyn Patton

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How to go grey gracefully

I waited until my friend had finished debating whether to get a boob job to tell her I was considering letting my hair go grey. We laughed about how these two ideas were at very different ends of some kind of spectrum. ‘Grey hair would look amazing on you!’ she enthused, the way you do about other …

The Knowledge: how to get great grey hair

Five tips for going grey glamorously from luxe hair-colourist Josh Wood<p>BY <b>Rachael Dove</b> | 29 June 2014<p><i>Turning grey</i><br>The age at which you go grey is largely hereditary, as is the spread of colour: I've known clients to go from brunette to virtually white within months, similar to their parents and …

How-To: $5 Mobile Phone Projector

The folks at Photojojo just posted a neat low-tech tutorial on how to make a mobile phone projector using a shoebox, a paperclip, and a magnifying glass. MacGyver would be proud. They were able to find the magnifying glass at a dollar store for, well, a dollar (so they called it the $1 projector), …

E-book publishing: why book categories are important

Forgive me—this is going to be a bit of an academic post.<p>But first, the good news: last night, <i>four</i> INK e-book publications made the UK Amazon top 100 …

Is Your Book Good Enough for Publication? A Cold-Blooded Assessment

Lisa Cron here! Today’s post is by Jennie Nash, my friend, colleague at the UCLA Extension Writers’ Program, and the book coach who helped shepherd</i> …

How Creativity Works: Neil Gaiman on Where Ideas Come From

Beneath the eternal question of what creativity is lies the mystery of where good ideas come from and how we can coax them into manifesting. It’s a conundrum that has occupied artists, inventors, and philosophers alike since the dawn of human thought, but especially so since the dawn of psychology. …

The 10 Stages of the Creative Process

The question of what creativity is and how it works will perhaps remain humanity’s most unanswerable — but that hasn’t stopped us from trying. On the heels of Neil Gaiman’s recent reflection on the subject comes one from filmmaker Tiffany Shlain, founder of the Webby Awards and daughter of the …

How to Master on the Art of Getting Noticed: Austin Kleon’s Advice to Aspiring Artists

In 2012, artist Austin Kleon gave us <i>Steal Like an Artist</i>, a modern manifesto for combinatorial creativity that went on to become one of the best art books that year. He now returns with <b>Show Your Work!</b> (<i>public library</i> | <i>IndieBound</i>) — “a book for people who hate the very idea of self-promotion,” in …

Neil Gaiman on Why Scary Stories Appeal to Us, the Art of Fear in Children’s Books, and the Most Terrifying Ghosts Haunting Society

<b>Neil Gaiman</b> — prolific author, champion of the creative life, disciplined writer, sage of literature — is one of the greatest storytellers of our time. At TED 2014 in Vancouver, he hosted a semi-secret late-night event where he read a ghost story and a brilliant short essay titled <b>“Ghost in the</b> …

11 Ways to Promote Your Book Year Round

I probably don't have to tell you that marketing your book is a year-round endeavor. Today's digital world provides you with endless ways to market your book and connect directly with your readers. Just like we all build relationships in the real world... with an investment of your time, you can …

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