1. incidentalcomics:


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  2. 1. Take a quarterly vacation
    2. Hold a “retrospective” after projects
    3. Write every day
    4. Create an “interesting people fund”
    5. Keep “tear sheets” to get inspired
    6. Nap every day
    7. Envision what you will be remembered for
    8. Brainstorm at the bar
    9. Get out of the building
    10. Engage in “morphological synthesis”

    99U culls 10 creative habits you should steal from worthy models like Cheryl Strayed, James Victore, and Ze Frank – details on each at the link.

    Pair with the daily routines of famous writers and 99U's field guide to honing your creative routine, then revisit William James on the importance of habit.

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  3. You don’t learn about yourself by being alone, you learn about yourself from other people.
  4. The first draft is just you telling yourself the story.
    Terry Pratchett (via maxkirin)
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  5. Think of a book special to you, and how much bleaker and poorer your life would be if that one writer had not existed—if that one writer had not, a hundred times or a thousand, made the choice to write.

    You’re going to be that one writer, one day, for somebody you may never meet. Nobody can write that book you’re going to write—that book that will light up and change up a life—but you.

    sarahreesbrennan, on ignoring the doubters. (via lettersandlight)

    To add to that? You probably already are this writer who had affected someone and made their life richer.

    (via doughtier)

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  6. ilovereadingandwriting:

Manifesto (via Natasha Lester Author of If I Should Lose You and What is Left Over, After | A Writer’s Manifesto - Natasha Lester Author of If I Should Lose You and What is Left Over, After)
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  7. rebornica:



    and lets not forget

    Character is Artman

    Authors too.

    Authors ARE artists.

    Writing is a form of art, friendo.

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  8. The Daily Routines of Famous Creative People
  9. incidentalcomics:

    Creative Thinking

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  10. owlturdcomix:

    We go forward.


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  11. Despite what you may believe, you can disappoint people and still be good enough. You can make mistakes and still be capable and talented. You can let people down and still be worthwhile and deserving of love. Everyone has disappointed someone they care about. Everyone messes up, lets people down, and makes mistakes. Not because we’re inadequate or fundamentally inept, but because we’re imperfect and fundamentally human. Expecting anything different is setting yourself up for failure.
    Daniell Koepke (via sexual-feelings)
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  13. [Cornell psychologist James Cutting’s] experiment offers a clue as to how canons are formed. He points out that the most reproduced works of impressionism today tend to have been bought by five or six wealthy and influential collectors in the late 19th century. The preferences of these men bestowed prestige on certain works, which made the works more likely to be hung in galleries and printed in anthologies. The kudos cascaded down the years, gaining momentum from mere exposure as it did so. The more people were exposed to, say, “Bal du Moulin de la Galette”, the more they liked it, and the more they liked it, the more it appeared in books, on posters and in big exhibitions. Meanwhile, academics and critics created sophisticated justifications for its pre-eminence… As contemporary artists like Warhol and Damien Hirst have grasped, critical acclaim is deeply entwined with publicity. “Scholars”, Cutting argues, “are no different from the public in the effects of mere exposure.”

    Basically, the art canon is little more than a feat of tastemaking – fascinating essay by Ian Leslie, author of Curious: The Desire to Know and Why Your Future Depends on It. Leslie concludes with an important reminder:

    The social scientists are right to say that we should be a little sceptical of greatness, and that we should always look in the next room. Great art and mediocrity can get confused, even by experts. But that’s why we need to see, and read, as much as we can. The more we’re exposed to the good and the bad, the better we are at telling the difference. The eclecticists have it.

    Perhaps Frank Lloyd Wright was right when he wryly observed, Taste is a matter of ignorance. If you know what you are tasting, you don’t have to taste.

    (via explore-blog)

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