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Archived Since:April 2, 2008

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When did "insanely" become the most popular adjective? (Join HAA! now)

4 months agoArts / Writing : Time to Write

If you read much on the internet you may have noticed that "insanely" now seems to be the most popular adjective: "You'll learn some insanely successful ways..." "Insanely cheap flights" "25 insanely sexist vintage Valentines" "Insanely easy vegetarian chilli" "21...

For this writer, it was 127th time lucky

4 months agoArts / Writing : Time to Write

Below is a link to a short video in which children's picture book writer Pat Zietlow-Miller talks about how she came to realize her writing dream. She was 39 when she started going for it seriously, and she had 126...

The 4-step fix for your missing-in-action resolutions

4 months agoArts / Writing : Time to Write

We all know how it goes: resolutions are made on January 1st and generally they’re forgotten by February 1st. If we don’t take action, we’ll end 2015 making exactly the same resolutions again. That doesn’t mean you’re lazy or lack.....

How the concept of plagiarism is getting lost

4 months agoArts / Writing : Time to Write

Business Insider interviewed Chris Scott, who came up with a funny tweet that was re-Tweeted thousands of times, often without attribution. People changed the wording slightly and then sent it out as their own. One comedian even accused him of...

Three options if your writing career isn't working out the way it "should"

4 months agoArts / Writing : Time to Write

The late Alert Ellis, founder of Rational-Emotive Therapy, pointed out that a great deal of stress comes from being upset that life isn't meeting our expectations...and that often these expectations are irrational. For instance, we may think, "People should be...

Author Translation (from Spanish to rude)

4 months agoArts / Writing : Time to Write

Victoria Strauss, who runs the excellent "Writer Beware" blog, had an inquiry about an outfit calling itself Author Translation, which offers to translate your work into Spanish. She made a polite inquiry about the identity and qualifications of the translators...

These publications should not be publishing fiction

4 months agoArts / Writing : Time to Write

Considering how hard it is to get published, it's alarming that there is one type of publication that shouldn't be publishing fiction but does...if you pay. No, I'm not talking about vanity publishing--at least not the usual kind. NEW SCIENTIFIC...

How random is success? How risky is risk?

4 months agoArts / Writing : Time to Write

Being of German background, I may have a bias toward "the rules", but today I read an interesting post by Richard Koch, author of several books on the 80/20 Principle, in which he makes this point: Events are more random...

Walking for creativity and learning

4 months agoArts / Writing : Time to Write

In researching my book, Your Creative Writing Masterclass, I found that one thing many great writers have in common is that they come up with ideas while walking. Charles Dickens was famous for this, apparently averaging 20 miles a day!...

Writers and Artists are not Beggers! (Don't make the corn flakes cry)

4 months agoArts / Writing : Time to Write

I'm working on a new online course, Profit from Your Creativity, and one section is about mindset. One myth I'm writing about is that somehow people who publish your book or give your paintings space in their gallery are doing...

Challenge your Inner Critic

4 months agoArts / Writing : Time to Write

This is the time of year when resolutions are wearing off and your Inner Critic may be waking up... If you're getting negative messages from your Inner Critic about whatever goal you'd like to achieve, talk back to it. Challenge...

Are you telling the best part of the story in your novel or script?

4 months agoArts / Writing : Time to Write

In a Fast Company series of successful authors' tips on writing better stories, Terence Winter (creator, writer, and executive producer of the series, Boardwalk Empire) makes a great point about choosing the most interesting part of a story to tell:...

How to free your imagination

4 months agoArts / Writing : Time to Write

Here are some great tips, some serious, some silly (but no less useful) about how to free your imagination. They were published on The Painter's Keys, the site of the painters Robert Genn and his daughter Sara: Books, magazines, media...

Profit from your creativity: use what you have

4 months agoArts / Writing : Time to Write

Many artists have remarked that having constraints (like deciding to use only two colors in a painting or no more than 1000 words for a short story) often leads to more creative results than unlimited freedom does. Few have thought....

Writing a non-fiction book? The sales figures contain a lesson.

4 months agoArts / Writing : Time to Write

The sales of paperback non-fiction have been declining and it's easy to assume that this is the result of the advent of e-books. However, figures provided by Neilsen Book at a recent digital publishing conference suggests that the decline started...

Richard Linklater's no-formula movie plots

5 months agoArts / Writing : Time to Write

At fastcreate.com, Director Richard Linklater, recently feted for his film, Boyhood, shares his approach to coming up with the structure of his films: "There are a lot of stories in the world, and I spend all my time thinking about....

Which kind of creativity is sexiest?

5 months agoArts / Writing : Time to Write

Finally, someone answers the question of which kind of expression of creativity has the most sex appeal. The Journal of Creative Behavior reports on research conducted at the University of Pennsylvania. Here, from the abstract, are the conclusions: Both males...

Nine e-book cover mistakes to avoid.

5 months agoArts / Writing : Time to Write

If you want a quick lesson in what works and what doesn't in terms of the design of e-book covers, take a look at the entries in the December Cover Design Awards at thebookdesigner.com. Designer Joel Friedlander provides a (mostly)....

Want more visitors to your site?

5 months agoArts / Writing : Time to Write

If you have a site that promotes your books (or anything else), there are ways other than social media to make people aware of it. One that was mentioned recently at the elegant themes blog was "get physical." In other...

Messy people of the world, science is on our side!

5 months agoArts / Writing : Time to Write

Is your desk messy? Are there piles of paper everywhere? Feel shame no longer, science says it makes us more creative! The study was published in the journal, Psychological Science and summarized in a New York Times article. The researchers...

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