Most people instinctively avoid conflict, but as Margaret Heffernan shows us, good disagreement is central to progress. She illustrates (sometimes counterintuitively) how the best partners aren’t echo chambers — and how great research teams, relationships and businesses allow people to deeply disagree.
Original thinking will always trigger no-no reaction in others. Original thinking can be implemented in characterization of persona in your stories. Don’t feel like arguing your point of view in real life? Let your characters do the job for you.
This and every Wednesday for the next little while I will be expanding on many of the 27 points covered in my earlier post about making the poetry manuscript. If you’ve not read that original post,…
Who said I’m patient? Is this an advertorial for the Tupelo Press Writing Conference, or am I mistaken? The reward of patience is patience, indulge the writer and honestly, he will get to the point … of putting together that poetry manuscript that is.
The Poetry Manuscript: Arts and Crafts Here, adapted from my article in the 2007 issue of the AWP Job List (there titled Thirteen Ways of Looking at the Poetry Manuscript: Some Ideas on Creation an…
Poems put together the most successful way, read like a train, or make you linger to taste words on your tongue, try them out like a sing song.
100 years of East London style in 100 seconds. Sept 13th 1911 - Sept 13th 2011.
Of course I love fashion flurries on liquid speed (that’s called Java y’all). Considering that I’ve been a costume designer (that never quite wears off), and am a writer of historical fiction and creative non-fiction that covers a life time of about a hundred years (not mine, not yet ;-)) this video tickles all my creative trigger points. Enjoy!
Yes! To this wonderful San Francisco organization. I’m tempted to not call this Outsiders Art but Insiders Art, what do you think of that notion? You ought to watch the video about the artists who work in this one big studio. Fantastic. Insiders Art. I coined it. Remember that ;-)
On another note, I’d like to present a workshop costume design or wearable art at this studio. Did you hear that?
Thanks to mobile phones, everyone has become a photographer. But has our relationship with the images we capture altered thanks to technology? And are we fully aware of our rights when posting our photos to social networks?
"While some users may not be fully aware of their rights, he said Facebook and Instagram should make things clearer. Facebook, for instance, states that its members own all of the content they post on the site, but, as he points out, Facebook is automatically granted a licence to display and distribute the image."
"By placing your picture on Facebook, you agree contractually that they hold a licence – at no cost to them – to distribute your picture globally and that Facebook may transfer this licence to others if necessary.
"Most interestingly, they say that if you delete your content – or even your account – this licence allows them to continue to share your picture if others have shared it and have not deleted it. This is a powerful set of rights that most users never read or if they do don’t think about."
Scholars noticed long ago that creativity runs in families. The question is whether it’s passed on genetically.
Diamond cutter, painter, sculptor, tailor, wizard with scissors, needle and thread, modelist, designer, cook. And that’s just three generations.
Not just for screenwriters.