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Emerson on Individual Integrity and Resisting the Tyranny of the Masses

“Masses are rude, lame, unmade, pernicious in their demands and influence… I wish not to concede anything to them, but to tame, drill, divide, and break them up, and draw individuals out of them.”<p><i>“When you adopt the standards and the values of someone else,”</i> Eleanor Roosevelt wrote in her timeless …

Do you want our apathy? | Seth's Blog

Don't respond to emails.<p>Be defensive when I offer a suggestion when we meet.<p>Dumb down the products so they appeal to the lowest common …

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Schopenhauer on Style

What does it mean to write with style? For Kurt Vonnegut, it was about keeping it simple yet interesting. For Herbert Spencer, about harnessing the economy of attention. For E.B. White, about mastering brevity without sacrificing beauty. One of the most timeless meditations on style comes from …

Write Your White Whale

The #1 question that writers ask: “I’ve got a million ideas. How do I know which one to write?”<p>Gregory Peck as Capt. Ahab duking it out with Moby Dick<p>…

The Empty Sky Paradox: Why Are Stars (in Your Professional Field) So Rare? - Study Hacks

Study Hacks Blog Decoding Patterns of Success<p>The Empty Sky Paradox: Why Are Stars (in Your Professional Field) So Rare?<p>February 2nd, 2014 · 19 …

Jeanette Winterson on the Value of Art to the Human Spirit

It has been argued that art is everyday therapy for the soul. For Tolstoy, art was a profound source of emotional infectiousness. For Oscar Wilde, it was about receptivity. Amidst recent discussion of the value of the humanities and whether literature makes us better people, one has to wonder …

The Beginner's Guide to the Paleo Diet

<b>So you wanna learn about the Paleo Diet, eh?</b><p>Here’s the ENTIRE diet in a nutshell:<p>If a caveman didn’t eat it, neither should you.<p>Now, obviously …

“This Might Not Work”

The phrase above is one of Seth Godin’s trademarks. I love it because, like all of Seth’s stuff, it crams a ton of wisdom into very few words.<p>Does …

Genre Management

This isn't the map to use if you want to go to Frankfurt.<p>Like you, I look forward to Steve’s “Writing Wednesday” posts. I don’t ask to see anything …

Seth's Blog

The third book, as our series continues, is: <i>Survival is Not Enough</i>.<p>Andy Levitt and others wrote in to ask about my writing process. Many authors have …

Alfred Hitchcock Explains the Plot Device He Called the ‘MacGuffin’

Alfred Hitchcock liked to call it the "MacGuffin" -- the mysterious object in a spy thriller that sets the whole chain of events into motion.<p>But …

Artistic Distance

I’ve been thinking a lot lately about what makes a book publishable. A friend once described me, during my years in the wilderness, as “the man who …

Art is Artifice

We’ve been talking for the past couple of weeks about making the leap from unpublishable to publishable. [More on “the Foolscap Method” in another …

Narrative Drive

The Reader is the Cat. The Story is the Mouse.<p>Above all else, writers want to be read.<p>Editors and publishers, and especially readers, require just …