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How Successful Writers Curate Ideas | Rainmaker.FM

That incredible one-liner that comes to you in the shower<p>That brilliant connection that you make between two different sources of research material …

Productivity

Here's How Elizabeth Gilbert (Bestselling Author of Eat, Pray, Love) Writes - Copyblogger

Very few writers, regardless of their specialty, can claim the honors of a National Book Award nomination, a hat-trick of National Magazine Award …

Six Habits of Highly Grateful People

I’m terrible at gratitude.<p>How bad am I? I’m so bad at gratitude that most days, I don’t notice the sunlight on the leaves of the Berkeley oaks as I …

Happiness

The Paradoxical Traits Of Resilient People

Resilient people develop a mental capacity that allows them to adapt with ease during adversity. Like bamboo, they bend but rarely break. How resilient are you?<p>Journalist Hara Estroff Marano once wrote in a <i>Psychology Today</i> article “The Art of Resilience”:<p>“Resilience may be an art, the ultimate art …

Self-improvement

QUESTION: What blogging tasks do you wish you could develop a…

QUESTION: What blogging tasks do you wish you could develop a tool to speed up or eliminate?<p>A few months ago we engaged the services of a small team of developers to do the redesign and development of +Digital Photography School - they did such a great job that we've now got them working full time on a few other secret projects (both design and development related).<p>Previously I only used designers/devs on a project by project basis but now having them working day in day out has opened up some …

Quickly Quiet Your Mind

• Meditate on your commute. If you use public transportation, take the time to close your eyes for 10 minutes. If you drive, leave a little early, …

How to Train Your Brain to Stay Positive

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>As an entrepreneur, conquering challenge and failure is essential to the success of your business. You can learn to cultivate that resilience by training your brain to stay positive when times are tough.<p>"People tend to have a cognitive …

Self-help

The 5 Most Dangerous Creativity Killers

When it comes to doing creative work, it’s important to not only look for ways to let our creativity thrive, but to also be mindful of insidious …

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Keeping a Journal Makes You a Better Writer

Posted by Melissa Donovan on April 12, 2016 ·<p>Keeping a journal makes you a better writer.<p>The more you write, the better your writing becomes. That’s …

Creative Writing

Four Things Indie Authors Need to Understand About Google Search | Self-Publishing Advice Center

By onApril 1, 2013 in Book Promotion & Marketing<p>Good Keywords + Google Search = Readers<p>As indie authors, we’re always trying to get our book to rank …

The Future is Uncertain. It's Time to Start Asking the Right Questions.

Asking questions is essential to learning. That was an essential lesson from one of history's first great teachers, Socrates. Or, as the wise Rabbi …

T. S. Eliot on Idea Incubation, Inhibition, and the Mystical Quality of Creativity, Plus a Rare Reading

In this passage from <b>The Use of Poetry and the Use of Criticism</b> (<i>public library</i>), cited in the 1942 gem <i>Anatomy of Inspiration</i>, celebrated poet, playwright, and cultural critic T. S. Eliot adds to previously explored theories of how creativity works by taking a curious look at how physical illness …

How to Consistently Write 1000 Words a Day

One of the secrets of the most successful bloggers is that they are prolific. Writing 1000 words a day is like brushing their teeth. It’s just part …

Malcolm Cowley on the Four Stages of Writing: Lessons from the First Five Years of The Paris Review

The kind of literary voyeurism that concerns itself with why great writers write and how, exactly, they go about it has long held especial mesmerism to aspiring authors and voracious readers alike.<p>In 1953, a trio of literary enthusiasts founded <i>The Paris Review</i>. Spearheaded by George Plimpton, who …

If You Can’t Change The Amount of Stress You’re Under, Change Your Mindset Instead

Too much stress can have serious effects on your health, but alleviating it isn't as simple as just not doing the things that stress you out. All the …

Psychology