The Literary Best Dressed List: 4 of Literature’s Most Fashionable Writers
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The Literary Best Dressed List: 4 of Literature’s Most Fashionable Writers

When you think of a writer, many words come to mind but fashionable probably isn’t one of them.  Dark and depressed?  Certainly.  Above average intelligence?  Perhaps.  But fashionable?  Unlikely.  The popular conception of a writer is a bearded man in a dirty bathrobe hunched over his desk.  He hasn’t showered in weeks, his hair is … Continue reading

Make it Art
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Make it Art

We live in an age of distraction.  Silicon Valley’s brightest engineers deliberately design apps to be addictive and monopolize our attention.  “It’s as if they’re taking behavioral cocaine and just sprinkling it all over your interface and that’s the thing that keeps you coming back,” former Mozilla employee Aza Raskin told BBC, “Behind every screen … Continue reading

Why Being an Artist Requires We Shake Off the Slumber of Almost Living & Awaken to the Splendor of Here
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Why Being an Artist Requires We Shake Off the Slumber of Almost Living & Awaken to the Splendor of Here

For me, writing has always been a steamy love affair.  Whenever I can, I snatch a few moments to scribble: when I have five minutes to kill before heading to work, when I’m waiting on my boyfriend to finish getting ready for dinner.  Writing is something I lust after.  Yet at times writing is a temperamental … Continue reading

Enduring Art: 3 Artists Who Were Only Appreciated After Death
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Enduring Art: 3 Artists Who Were Only Appreciated After Death

“People claim to want to do something that matters,” Ryan Holiday, author of Perennial Seller: The Art of Making and Marketing Work that Lasts once said, “yet they measure themselves against things that don’t, and track their progress not in years but in microseconds.  They want to make something timeless, but they focus instead on immediate … Continue reading

3 Surprising Habits of Original People
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3 Surprising Habits of Original People

According to organizational psychologist Adam Grant, the most inventive, innovative people have what most of us believe are “bad” habits: they procrastinate, they experience fear and doubt, they even have horrible ideas. But it is because of these “bad” habits-not in spite of them-that creative people have breakthroughs.  1. Bad habit #1: They procrastinate Ever … Continue reading