The great problems we see in the world today will not be solved by people functioning at half capacity cranking out work they don’t care about in order to buy more things that will eventually rust and rot.
~TODD HENRY, author of Die Empty: Unleash Your Best Work Every Day
WRITING & SCREENWRITING
We’re venturing into a realm where writers bend the rules of grammar in the name of creativity, but to the great frustration of editors. A comma splice is one of the most easily avoidable grammatical travesties.
Research has proven that writing about traumatic events, if done properly, can be beneficial. I spent nearly a decade working on a memoir about my brother’s suicide, our lives, and my grief. Here’s what I learned along the way.
The What Ifs are the reason why. They’re quite the devious bunch. Some days they’ll trick you into thinking you’ve ditched them for good. You’re zipping along with that first draft, cranking out the words, feeling like nothing can stop you. You haven’t heard a peep from them in ages.
For a writer, nothing is more simultaneously exciting and daunting than a blank page.
I saw Jurassic World over the weekend, and this one death also stuck out for me, because it didn’t feel deserved. Faraci tries to unpack what we mean by “deserved.”
There’s a compelling new sci-fi feature out there right now you won’t want to miss, called Time Lapse. Co-written by Bradley King and B.P. Cooper, it’s a slow-burning thriller that hooks you with just the right touches of mystery, sci-fi technology, and engrossing complications that draw you forward to a surprising and intriguing climax.
In the tongue-in-cheek post How to Write a Book Even Faster, the author suggests that writers are not editing their writing. That can’t be true! (Right?) How do you edit your writing? Perhaps you use one of these self-editing approaches…
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What’s the greatest barrier to brilliant work? Is it fear? Lack of time or resources? Confusion?
YOU REMEMBER YOUR first kiss. You remember your childhood phone number, where you parked your car, and the last time you got really drunk. You probably remember the digits of pi, or at least the first three of them (slacker).
IKEA is not only one of the world’s most successful retailers, growing nearly 6% in its most recent fiscal year — it’s also a powerful brand, ranking among Forbes Top 50 World’s Most Valuable Brands.
When entrepreneurs tell me they’re not good communicators, I have a comeback: Actually, every one of us has been extremely effective at getting our point across from the minute we were born. Maybe sooner.
Inspired to make a meaningful donation, I wondered: What is the best charitable cause in the world, and was it crazy to think I could find it?