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Quote of the day
Initially, the positive emotions derived from cultivating our higher natures may be weak, but we can enhance them through constant familiarity, making our experiences of happiness and inner contentment far more powerful than a life abandoned to purely impulsive emotions.
~DALAI LAMA, author of An Open Heart: Practicing Compassion in Everyday Life
5 Reasons You’re Experiencing Writer’s Block, Jane Friedman | Tweet
We’re going to go there, right now, even though it might lead to automatic resistance: Writer’s block is a myth.
The Writer’s Block: 786 Ideas to Jump-Start Your Imagination
How To Create A Really Good Bad Guy, Jennifer Blanchard | Tweet
In this Periscope video, I talk about: How to create a strong Antagonist, The specific things you’ll want to know about your Antagonist before you write him/her and A really good article you can check out to learn more (and I give you a link).
Bullies, Bastards And Bitches: How To Write The Bad Guys Of Fiction
What if you could stop procrastinating now and start or finish writing a book? We recently asked you what your largest writing challenges were. Many of you responded that procrastination keeps you from fulfilling your dream of finishing a novel.
Quit Talking, Start Writing! The Procrastinator’s Guide for Beginner Writers: 14 Simple Steps to Overcome Perfectionism and Procrastination: Writing Blueprint for Beginner Authors and Writers
- IMPROVISING SCREENPLAYS: The 5 Keys to Creating Great Characters, Script Mag | Tweet
You have a clear picture in your head of your main character. Great. You know what your protagonist has to do throughout the story. Fantastico! But what’s the motor driving her? What basic, primal character element is the essential force pushing her through every moment of your script?
The Art of Character: Creating Memorable Characters for Fiction, Film, and TV
Seven Reasons Ebook Subscription Will Fail, Just Publishing | Tweet
How can ebook subscription work, when music subscription services are still struggling to make their models profitable?
The 5 Basic Elements of an Author Website, The Book Designer | Tweet
There are zillions of posts on the Internet that will tell you what your website should look like. But what if you’re an author? Does all that advice meant for businesses and twenty-something entrepreneurs apply to you? Yes and no. Confusing, eh?
Create an Author Website – A Step-by-Step Blueprint for Busy Authors and Writers
The Ultimate Guide To Reinventing Yourself, James Altucher | Tweet
I wrote this post for myself. Why? Because I knew I would need it. Because I know that this idea for reinventing myself has worked over and over for me.
“Compassion is contagious,” Professor Scott Plous says. “We talk about paying it forward; the idea that if you do something good for another person […] it sets off a kind of chain reaction.”
An Open Heart: Practicing Compassion in Everyday Life
Creativity is the same no matter the topic, Creative Something | Tweet
No matter what type of work you’re trying to do (create a painting or write a symphony, solve a problem at work or come up with a memorable date idea), the process of doing it creatively is always the same.
Creativity, Inc.: Overcoming the Unseen Forces That Stand in the Way of True Inspiration
The designer new venture, urban zen, is the epitome of her: a dedicated yogi, spiritual seeker, and explorer of global handicraft.
Mindfulness: An Eight-Week Plan for Finding Peace in a Frantic World
Everything we perceive is filtered through millions of years of evolution. Will augmented reality take us the next step?