Of all the properties that objects appear to have, color hovers uneasily between the subjective world of sensation and the objective world of fact.
~M. CHIRIMUUTA, author of Outside Color: Perceptual Science and the Puzzle of Color in Philosophy
WRITING & SCREENWRITING
- This fun creative writing exercise will change your life, The Write Practice | Tweet
Sometimes, writers don’t even allow themselves to go through this kind of painful monologue. Instead, they put off writing altogether, procrastinating until the very last minute, then whipping something together that may not be very good but at least it’s done! The creative writing exercise I’m going to talk about in this post is designed specifically to combat that kind of perfectionism.
→101 Creative Writing Exercises
- YA Fiction Clichés, My Bookish Life | Tweet
YA fiction cliches – we all tripped over them at one time or another…
→Writing Great Books for Young Adults: Everything You Need to Know, from Crafting the Idea to Landing a Publishing Deal
- Writing horror and making a living with your writing, The Creative Penn | Tweet
Some of the loveliest authors I know write horror and Michaelbrent Collings is one of them! Today we discuss the boundaries of the horror genre, writing to heal, screenwriting and multiple streams of income. Super fun.
→Horror Writing 101: How to Write a Horror Novel
- Selling your screenplay: Writer/Director Kamal Ahmed on His New Feature Film ‘Laugh Killer Laugh’ Starring William Forsythe, Script Mag | Tweet
In this episode of the podcast I talk with director and screenwriter Kamal Ahmed about his new independent film, Laugh Killer Laugh. We talk about how he got this film made and how he got his start as a writer director. He gives some great advice about writing scripts that can potentially find a market.
→Selling a Screenplay: The Screenwriter’s Guide to Hollywood
- Pros and cons of being an indie author, The Creative Penn | Tweet
I found myself in a number of conversations with authors who wanted to know what their publishing options were in a fast-changing market.
→INDIE: How To Become An Independent Author
- How not to sell books on twitter…and what to do instead, Social Media Just For Writers | Tweet
After the thrill of writing and the exhilaration of publishing comes the thud of marketing. For many writers, this is where they fall off the face of the cliff in exhaustion or anxiety. Writers are, after all, more often creative people than business people, easily overwhelmed by shilling one’s work in a crowded marketplace.
→Twitter for Writers: The Author’s Guide to Tweeting Success (Writer’s Craft)
American disapprove of marital infidelity. Ninety-one percent of them find it morally wrong, yet the number of Americans who actually cheat on their partners is rather substantial.
Exercise may affect how and when we move, even when we aren’t exercising, according to a fascinating new study in mice.
→Exercise: The 21-Day Exercise Challenge: learn how to make exercise a daily habit in just 21 days
- The science of why New York’s bagels taste so damn good, Mother Jones | Tweet
New York City has the best bagels in America. This is a truth handed down from generation to generation. Why are the bagels here better than the bagels in Boston, Boise, Birmingham, or even cities that begin with letters other than B?
If you’ve been following IBM’s Watson project and like food, you may have noticed growing excitement among chefs, gourmands and molecular gastronomists about one aspect of its development.
→Cognitive Cooking with Chef Watson: Recipes for Innovation from IBM & the Institute of Culinary Education
- Does color even exist?, New Republic | Tweet
Color perception is an ancient and active philosophical problem. It’s an instance of the wider category of sensory perception, but since the color spectrum fits on a single line (unlike, say, touch and taste), it has always been of particular interest.
→Outside Color: Perceptual Science and the Puzzle of Color in Philosophy