Quote of the day
Becoming a parent looks—at least in the brain—a lot like falling in love.
~RUTH FELDMAN, brain researcher.
‘A man becomes creative, whether he is an artist or scientist, when he finds a new unity in the variety of nature. He does so by finding a likeness between things which were not thought alike before.’ Jacob Bronowski.
After a decade-long slump, Lego has rebuilt itself into a global juggernaut. An exclusive look inside the company’s top-secret future lab.
There has been a lot of rumbling about firing Dick Costolo from Twitter … on Twitter. While the company continues to become more and more culturally important (think: police protests) and their revenue soars, they’ve had a bit of a problem with user growth.
Spend 10,000 times as much time and money on your brand as you spend on your logo.
Flipboard is more than just mobile first. It is the essence of the new generation of apps.
Samuel Sewall, distinguished alumnus of Harvard College and citizen of Boston, went on a picnic expedition to Hog Island on October 1, 1697. There he dined on apple pie. He wrote in his diary, ‘Had first Butter, Honey, Curds and cream. For Dinner, very good Rost Lamb, Turkey, Fowls, Applepy.’ This is the first, but hardly the last, American mention of a dish whose patriotic symbolism is [abundantly] expressed.
From joy and attachment to anxiety and protectiveness, mothering behavior begins with biochemical reactions.
Why do 18th century English paintings have so many squirrels in them, and how did they tame them so that they wouldn’t bite the painter?
Backstory is a crucial part of any book because it’s what creates a broader view of your story, a deeper context. In many respects,backstory is what will bring your characters to lifeand convince readers they’re living, breathing people who have a dimensional existence even outside of the story itself. So never discount backstory.
Writing a novel is a game of charades — I’m trying to tell you something without ever telling you something.