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For a Memory Boost, Ditch the Laptop and Write It Down by Hand

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>In our technology saturated, hyper-connected sci-fi reality, handwriting often seems like a relic of the distant past. Communication happens through email, notes are taken on tablets, and schedules are marked up on smartphones -- who has …

Strange Tips To Get You Writing

I’m writing this because I cannot start writing. So many times I jot down a script idea – a character, a setting, an inciting incident – but nothing …

This column will change your life: how to think about writing

What's the secret to writing well? As I've said previously here, an awful lot of people seem to think they know, yet their "rules for writers" are almost always (pardon the technical linguistics jargon) bullshit. For example, "Show, don't tell" is frequently bad advice. In the right context, the …

Character building: how to write believable people

If you doubt your characters, your readers will doubt them too, so it is important to understand characters’ motivation and make their behaviour and …

What the Science of “Sleep Paralysis” Reveals About How the Brain Works

<i>“In both writing and sleeping,”</i> Stephen King wrote in his meditation on “creative sleep” and the art of wakeful dreaming, <i>“we learn to be physically still at the same time we are encouraging our minds to unlock from the humdrum rational thinking of our daytime lives.”</i> But while he was exploring the …

The Backfire Effect: The Psychology of Why We Have a Hard Time Changing Our Minds

<i>“Allow yourself the uncomfortable luxury of changing your mind,”</i> I wrote in reflecting on the 7 most important things I learned in 7 years of <i>Brain Pickings</i>. It’s a conundrum most of us grapple with — on the one hand, the awareness that personal growth means transcending our smaller selves as we …

Maya Angelou on Identity and the Meaning of Life

The light of the world has grown a little dimmer with the loss of the phenomenal <b>Maya Angelou</b> (April 4, 1928–May 28, 2014), but her legacy endures as a luminous beacon of strength, courage, and spiritual beauty. Angelou’s timeless wisdom shines with unparalleled light in a 1977 interview by …

Brain Pickings Gets Made for Flipboard

Inside Flipboard / February 11, 2014<p>Maria Popova is one of the Internet’s finest hunter-gatherers. Powered by a curious mind and a deep appreciation …