Mindfulness can help us all be less concerned with what happens to this me. Worries about my health, wealth, beauty, and self-esteem fall into perspective. Having a cold, the car breaking down, a bad hair day, and being afraid I just sounded like an idiot all become easier to bear. Becoming less preoccupied with me is a great relief—especially given what we know will inevitably happen to each of us.
~RONALD D. SIEGEL, author of The Mindfulness Solution: Everyday Practices for Everyday Problems
WRITING & SCREENWRITING
Do you have a character in your WIP (work in progress) that’s just not working? Or a character that you love but others are having problems connecting to? Whatever the reason, here’s a good place to dissect some characters.
We’re a pair of US Navy veterans with a combined thirty-five years of service who blog and write under the moniker The Two Navy Guys. We’re here to dish out the truth about 7 common mistakes we see from authors writing about the military.
These, days, writers have to be clever. There are so many guidelines we need to observe in order to make our plots, characters, and narratives as vibrant and powerful as possible.
When you’re writing a character, it’s important to know why she is the way she is. Knowing her backstory is important to achieving this end, and one of the most impactful pieces of a character’s backstory is her emotional wound.
First and foremost, you have to want it. I mean really want it. The competition is fierce. Think of it this way: If you aren’t working at the craft, someone else is. A lot of someones. So your desire has to be such that writing is your number one priority.
This week, we have been reading, analyzing, and discussing the script and movie The Imitation Game, written by Graham Moore.
There are a few things to consider before we get started. First of all, are we qualified to narrate our books ourselves (do we have the necessary equipment and expertise…and time…to take it on)?
Writers use Twitter to engage with their readers, to promote their content and to talk to other writers. In this post I present to you six time-saving secrets that will help you get started on Twitter today!
Fear is… really scary, actually.
Learning agility, by contrast, has until recently been hard to measure and hard to define. It depends on related qualities such as emotional intelligence that are only just beginning to really be valued.
Harry Truman talked about where the buck stops. For every project, for every organization that lasts, someone is holding the umbrella.
Completing a marathon can be exhilarating but also agonizing. Thighs cramp. Backs ache. Toes bleed. Stomachs churn.
Travel is supposed to make us feel more alive so why is the hotel room a place of such loneliness and despair?
How Julian Jaynes’ famous 1970s theory is faring in the neuroscience age.
A band of upstart winemakers is trying to redefine what California wine should taste like–and enraging America’s most famous oenophile in the process.