Kate Anderson

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Don't Worry. Don't Wait. Write.

You’re busy. I’m busy. We’re all overwhelmed, stressed, and frustrated — and in this hurricane of life, our writing is often put last. The danger of …

What Listening to Music at Work Does to Your Brain (It's Pretty Amazing)

Music has enriched people's personal lives pretty much since the beginning of time, but scientists today have uncovered how best to make music enrich your professional life, too.<p>When the office is almost too much to stomach, music can deliver much-needed relief on the job. Before you press Play, …

What We’re Reading This Summer

A few months ago, I started commuting to the office from a small town on Long Island. The train ride, with its cheerful, sunny mornings and hushed, purple evenings, has done wonders for my reading life. For the last week or so, I’ve been hurtling through “Here I Am,” the upcoming novel by Jonathan …

Use These 100 Design Websites To Jumpstart Your Creativity

The web is an incredible place. In less than 30 years it completely changed the world connecting and empowering people. One of the biggest benefits it brings is an endless inspiration for any field you can imagine.<p>As a creative entrepreneur, I am constantly looking for inspiration. I love reading …

July's 10 best new tools for graphic designers

July has seen a slew of exciting new tools and tech for graphic designers already. Illustrator rival Affinity Designer arrived for Windows, while …

This Artist Builds Kinetic Sculptures That Run on Windpower and Evolve Like Living Beings

A traveling exhibit of Dutch artist Theo Jansen’s wind-powered Strandbeests (“beach animals”) makes its only West Coast appearance at San Francisco’s …

19 Delightful Bits Of Vintage Graphic Design Inspiration

• 9 min read<br>• Inspiration, Design, Quick Tips<p>Smashing Newsletter<p>Upgrade your inbox and get our editors’ picks twice a month.<p>With useful tips for web …

Sites We Like: Read the World

You want to diversify your reading, but you don’t know how. Well, someone made a website for that. Read the World lets you find books based on the …

How to Create a Remarkable Villain (Beyond the Clichés!)

<i>Christine’s Note: This is a guest post by David Villalva of Story and Craft. Grab a copy of his e-book, The Storytelling Blueprint, for free!</i><p>Your …

How to Plan and Write a Conversation

A while back, I came across the following question:<i>How do you write so much dialogue without it getting boring?</i>Conversations and dialogue are perhaps …

How to Handle Harsh Criticism in Context: 3 Questions to Ask After a Rough Critique

Criticism comes in many forms. If a critic gives a comment that feels hurtful, incorrect, personal, or underwhelming, responding with language full …

5 Room Writers Talk About Their Writing Tools

<i>Writers’ lives hold such mystery to us. We are curious to know how a writer works, where they write, at what time of day they write. As creators, we</i> …

15 Motivational Posters for Your Dorm That Aren’t Lame

Why does college decor so often veer in the direction of cheesy and motivational? You know, those posters depicting kitties “hanging in there” or the shot of the single red rubber duck going against the crowd? Not to worry. Transforming your dorm room into the interior design equivalent of an …

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Amazon rolls out Bookerly font to more Kindle e-readers

Amazon debuted the more spacious "Bookerly" font to replace "Caecilia" on the 2015 Kindle Paperwhite. Now, it's being rolled out to the Kindle Voyage, Kindle Touch, Kindle 7th gen and previous-gen Kindle Paperwhites as part of those devices' latest software update. In addition to the Bookerly font, …

Want to write a book? You can if you've got 75 minutes spare

A group of people will attempt to write a book in a little over an hour at Nine Worlds Geekfest this weekend. Don’t expect it to be in next year’s Booker longlist<p>Every year, writers across the world struggle through the month of November to hit a seemingly impossible target: write a whole novel in …

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35 Books Everyone Should Read in Their Lifetime

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Test That Scene – Is it Essential or Filler?

<i>The following #writingtips apply to all stories, but especially short ones where every scene must be essential. Happy Short Story Month!</i><p>When I plot a …

Why You're Pretty Much Unconscious All the Time

Your body has a lot of nifty parts, but it’s the brain that’s the <i>it</i> organ of the summer. The brain’s all-the-rage moment is mostly a result of the …

Why Stencil Typography Is Here To Stay

Designers Louise Fili and Steven Heller compile 60 years of stencil type from 8 countries and reveal why the primitive style still reigns.<p>The stencil is one of the world’s most primitive printing techniques. It dates back to prehistory, with stencils found in caves, in the art of ancient China and …

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Artist: Pavel Guzenko The popular Ukrainian artist http://www.pinterest.com/gelpisipisi/pavel-guzenko/ Posted by Lara

Claude Monet | The Seine at Vetheuil http://www.pinterest.com/pin/133208101453340252/ Posted by Lara

Hypnotic 3D Paper Cut

Los Angeles-based artist Jen Stark makes amazing colorful and hypnotic paper artworks with a perfect 3D effect. She cuts and creates kaleidoscopic, …

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Transforming Mundane Objects into Works of Art: Japanese Manhole Covers

We all know that Japanese are creative about almost everything they do, but we have do admit it, we really didn’t see this one coming! To transform …