Quote of the day
None of these things define you as a person: Your education, the size of your bank account, your job title, your failures, your successes. And sadly, we let so many of these things rule our lives. Obsession with crossing off the checkboxes of society’s life plan leads to little other than therapy, midlife crises, and depression.
~SRINIVAS RAO, author of The Art of Being Unmistakable: A Collection of Essays About Making a Dent in the Universe
You’re a good person. Or at least you’re trying to be. Me too. But that doesn’t mean we can’t learn a thing or two from the bad guys.
If we use a map for long enough, we lose sight of the fact the entire journey was based on a plan someone else had for us. We stop questioning it at all. It’s safe, it’s secure, it’s easy, and guaranteed to get us where we’re going.
Would you go to a movie alone? For some people, the question elicits a quick and easy nod — of course! Why not? For others, panic: The idea of sitting there, all alone, surrounded by people who aren’t alone is humiliating.
People drink almond milk for a variety of reasons, but many have no idea how devoid of nutrients their trendy dairy milk alternative actually is.
Or, can books save us from what digital does to our brains?
Are you building a presence on Twitter? Want to start with a solid foundation?
“You’re not really great unless there’s a coffee-table book.” – Humorous observation of artist Shawn Rossiter, editor of the online arts magazine “15 Bytes” and co-founder of the nonprofit Artists of Utah.
At a very, very basic level, this is how common photographic film works: film is thin plastic covered in a layer or layers of photosensitive chemicals.
As you look at your entire book, do you continually raise the stakes for your characters?
As a writer, you have a responsibility to protect your writing from others…