1. zenpencils:

    SIR KEN ROBINSON: Full body education

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  2. lettersandlight:

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    Whether you’re a planner or not, there’s one thing every writer will need as they prepare for NaNoWriMo: inspiration. We’ve challenged some of our favorite authors and the NaNo staff to inspire you by sharing what’s inspired them… and challenging you to prepare a specific jumpstart for that inevitable idea drought:

    The Inspirer: Marissa Meyer, author of the Lunar Chronicles series

    The Inspiration Sources:

    The Jumpstart: What do you love to read and write about? Write a 100-word Author Manifesto for the type of stories you’d like to be known for writing, whether that includes creating new universes, timeless human stories, or awesome girl superheroes.

    Why This Will Inspire You: It’s impossible for us creative-types to go through life without being influenced by the art and storytelling we come across every day, but we don’t always recognize our major influencers until we take a moment to reflect.

    Read More

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  3. Try and stay fresh and engaged and have something in your heart that you want to say feels important to you.
    Reflecting on the secret of his creative longevity in a recent interview, Stephen King echoes Henry Miller on the secret of remaining young at heart. (via explore-blog)
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  4. explore-blog:


[There is] evidence that environments, schedules, and rituals restructure the writing process and amplify performance… The principles of memory retrieval suggest that certain practices should amplify performance. These practices encourage a state of flow rather than one of anxiety or boredom. Like strategies, these other aspects of a writer’s method may alleviate the difficulty of attentional overload. The room, time of day, or ritual selected for working may enable or even induce intense concentration or a favorable motivational or emotional state. Moreover, in accordance with encoding specificity, each of these aspects of method may trigger retrieval of ideas, facts, plans, and other relevant knowledge associated with the place, time, or frame of mind selected by the writer for work.

The psychology of writing and the cognitive science of the perfect daily routine – a comprehensive look at the research on how work schedules, behavioral rituals, and writing environments affect the amount of time invested in trying to write and the degree to which that time is spent in a state of boredom, anxiety, or creative flow.
(Illustration by Wendy MacNaughton)

    explore-blog:

    [There is] evidence that environments, schedules, and rituals restructure the writing process and amplify performance… The principles of memory retrieval suggest that certain practices should amplify performance. These practices encourage a state of flow rather than one of anxiety or boredom. Like strategies, these other aspects of a writer’s method may alleviate the difficulty of attentional overload. The room, time of day, or ritual selected for working may enable or even induce intense concentration or a favorable motivational or emotional state. Moreover, in accordance with encoding specificity, each of these aspects of method may trigger retrieval of ideas, facts, plans, and other relevant knowledge associated with the place, time, or frame of mind selected by the writer for work.

    The psychology of writing and the cognitive science of the perfect daily routine – a comprehensive look at the research on how work schedules, behavioral rituals, and writing environments affect the amount of time invested in trying to write and the degree to which that time is spent in a state of boredomanxiety, or creative flow.

    (Illustration by Wendy MacNaughton)

    Reblogged from: teachingliteracy
  5. I tell my students, ‘When you get these jobs that you have been so brilliantly trained for, just remember that your real job is that if you are free, you need to free somebody else. If you have some power, then your job is to empower somebody else. This is not just a grab-bag candy game.
    Toni Morrison (via kimi-studies)
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  6. incidentalcomics:

    Corrections

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  7. 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.

    (via explore-blog)

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  8. You don’t learn about yourself by being alone, you learn about yourself from other people.
  9. The first draft is just you telling yourself the story.
    Terry Pratchett (via maxkirin)
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  10. 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)

    Reblogged from: mogget-yrael
  11. 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)
    Reblogged from: harmonyinkpress
  12. rebornica:

    steve-the-trooper:

    rebornica:

    and lets not forget

    Character is Artman

    Authors too.

    Authors ARE artists.

    Writing is a form of art, friendo.

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  13. The Daily Routines of Famous Creative People
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