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216. BRENÉ BROWN: The eternal struggle

This is the second quote from Brené Brown that I’ve adapted and a semi-sequel to <i>The Woman in the Arena.</i> Brené specialises in creativity, …

C.S. Lewis

Albert Namatjira: vivid watercolours of the Australian outback – in pictures

Born 115 years ago today in Hermannsburg, Northern Territory, Albert (Elea) Namatjira remains one of Australia’s most famous artists, for his landscape paintings that celebrated the country through a unique lens of reds, ochres and purples. His story is a tragic one: the Western Arrarnta man became …

Australia

This Gorgeously Animated Neil Gaiman Poem Examines a Disturbingly Modern Problem

The Visible Poetry Project aims to make poetry more accessible by lifting words off the page and transforming them into short films. The colorful <i>Hate</i> …

How the basics of storytelling can help you cover a big event

Great writers get ready for the big story, even if they don't quite know what the story will be. They report and report and research and then report …

Ossian, the ‘Homer of the North’, and the truth behind the world’s greatest literary hoax

It has been described as the greatest-ever literary hoax, taking in world leaders from Napoleon to Thomas Jefferson and inspiring the likes of …

How Being Bored Out of Your Mind Makes You More Creative

Author: Clive Thompson. Clive Thompson Science<p>Date of Publication: 01.25.17.<p>Time of Publication: 10:00 am. 10:00 am<p>“I’m dying of Boredom,” complains …

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3 Storytelling Tips From “Breaking Bad” Creator Vince Gilligan

A show like Breaking Bad doesn’t just spring fully formed from a writer’s mind. Here, series creator Vince Gilligan talks about the ways he worked on character and story and pushed the show to places even he didn’t anticipate.<p>During our recent chat with <i>Breaking Bad</i> creator Vince Gilligan on subject …

THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN TELLING STORIES AND STORYTELLING

<i>By Moriah Kofsky</i><p>My name is Moriah (Mo-Rye-Ah) everywhere except the Saxbys on 40th and Locust. The barista there has known me as Moira (Moy-Ra) for a …

Leonard Cohen Afterworld

Depressive realism is the psychological theory that depressed people just perceive the world more accurately than optimists. Leonard Cohen was one of …

How Ghost in the Shell Hopes to Surpass the Anime Despite the Controversy

When the first <i>Ghost in the Shell</i> movie was released in 1995, it was revolutionary, presenting a whole new way of looking at technology, artificial …

Anime

Book Review: “Norse Mythology” by Neil Gaiman

Book Review: <i>Norse Mythology</i>—Neil Gaiman<p>by Dani Hedlund<p>When an author becomes as renowned as Neil Gaiman, our expectations are high. There is little …

The 30 Best Young Adult Books of All Time

<b>The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie (2007)</b><p><b>A novel that’s both heartbreaking and hilarious, Sherman Alexie’s The</b> …

How to write a Man Booker novel: six shortlisted authors share their secrets

Madeleine Thien<p><b>Do Not Say We Have Nothing</b><p>All her life, my mother wanted to see China. Born in Hong Kong, she went, as a young woman, to study in Melbourne, where she met my father and fell in love. They settled in Malaysia but, a decade later, emigrated to Canada; by then, they had two small …

Books

10 Learnings from 10 Years of Brain Pickings

Fluid reflections on keeping a solid center.<p>I remember my first awareness of mortality as a child in Bulgaria. I was nine and my father was relaying an anecdote from his youth. I asked him when it had taken place. With unconcerned casualness, he replied: <i>“About a decade ago.”</i> I was astonished that …

Bruce Lee’s Never-Before-Seen Writings on Willpower, Emotion, Reason, Memory, Imagination, and Confidence

“You will never get any more out of life than you expect.”<p>Although <b>Bruce Lee</b> (November 27, 1940–July 20, 1973) is best known for his legendary legacy in martial arts and film, he was also one of the most underappreciated philosophers of the twentieth century, instrumental in introducing Eastern …

Jennifer Egan on Writing, the Trap of Approval, and the Most Important Discipline for Aspiring Writers

“You can only write regularly if you’re willing to write badly… Accept bad writing as a way of priming the pump, a warm-up exercise that allows you to write well.”<p><i>“Be a good steward of your gifts,”</i> the poet Jane Kenyon urged in what remains the finest advice on writing I’ve encountered. And yet for …

Creative Writing

Facing the Blank Page: Celebrated Writers on How to Overcome Creative Block

Wisdom on artistic paralysis from Joyce Carol Oates, Margaret Atwood, Jonathan Franzen, Lydia Davis, and others.<p><i>“To know what you’re going to draw, you have to begin drawing,”</i> Picasso proclaimed in contemplating how creativity works and where ideas come from. He is, of course, Picasso — it may be …

Creative Writing

Michael Rosen's top 10 Roald Dahl characters

<b>Michael Rosen</b>, the former Children's Laureate and biographer of Roald Dahl, chooses his top 10 Dahl characters, from the BFG to Bruce Bogtrotter.<p>Danny from Danny Champion of the World<p>People often think that <b>Roald Dahl</b> only wrote about horrible people or people who do horrible things to each other. …

Storytelling As A Business Skill

Beyond just entertainment, storytelling can be used as a powerful tool in business pitches. The ability of a good story to hold the attention of an …

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(Images) 56 Inspirational Picture Quotes That Will Motivate Your Mind, Body & Soul

Now and then when we <i>need a little Inspiration</i> we often reach for a <i>daily quote or motivational video</i>.<p>So I decided to share 56 of my <i>favorite picture</i> …

Book trilogies and series – what's the point?

Why are so many children's books trilogies? Not only is to annoying to have to wait about a year for the second or third book after getting into the …

Five Manifestos for the Creative Life

Some days everyone needs a little extra encouragement. The words or lines or colors don’t want to come, or worse, we don’t even want to sit down to create. That’s when we turn to these inspiring manifestos, any one of which is guaranteed to give our uncooperative creativity a sharp kick in the …

Be All Your Selves: Joss Whedon’s 2013 Wesleyan Commencement Address on Embracing Our Inner Contradictions

On the heels of this season’s finest commencement addresses — including Debbie Millman on courage and the creative life, Greil Marcus on the artificial divide between “high” and “low” culture, and Arianna Huffington on redefining success — comes screenwriter, producer, composer, and actor <b>Joss …

Read The Most Wonderfully Devious Breakup Letter Ever

“Talk to the hand” will never die, as long as there are still stock photo models around. Anyway, as much as we’d like to think otherwise, there are very few good ways to breakup with someone — throwing their stuff out a window is too clichéd, but NOT setting their vinyl collection on fire feels …