5 Timeless Books of Insight on Fear and the Creative Process
by Maria Popova From Monet to Tiger Woods, or why creating rituals and breaking routines don’t have to be conflicting notions. “Creativity is like chasing chickens,” Christoph Niemann once said. But sometimes it can feel like being chased by chickens — giant, angry, menacing chickens. Whether you’re a writer, designer, artist or maker of anything in any medium, you know the creative process can be plagued by fear, often so paralyzing it makes it hard to actually create.
Online Science Journals
Free Medical Journals Online ( Free journals offering full-text online, ranging from basic science and chemistry to microbiology and toxicology. HighWire (
25 Ways To Fight Your Story’s Mushy Middle
For me, the middle is the hardest part of writing. It’s easy to get the stallions moving in the beginning — a stun gun up their asses gets them stampeding right quick. I don’t have much of a problem with endings, either; you get to a certain point and the horses are worked up into a mighty lather and run wildly and ineluctably toward the cliff’s edge. But the middle, man, the motherfucking middle. It’s like being lost in a fog, wandering the wasteland tracts. And I can’t be the only person with this problem: I’ve read far too many books that seem to lose all steam in the middle.
Audiobooks and the Return of Storytelling
Photo STANFORD, Calif. — THE ferns under my oak trees evoke moments from “The Great Gatsby” for me. I read the book many years ago, but I listened to it last summer while planting 50 polypodium californicas and 50 festuca idahoensis in the dappled light beneath my oaks. Now, when I look at them, I think about that last awful accident, the yellow Rolls-Royce screaming past the repair shop, and what F. Scott Fitzgerald’s narrator called Gatsby’s extraordinary gift for hope. The sale of audiobooks has skyrocketed in recent years.
Everest Home Improvements
Despite what modern cooking shows might tell you, whipping up a gourmet meal isn’t just a case of slicing, dicing and measuring ingredients before throwing them into a pan. You can’t just turn the oven on and gaze wistfully out of your Everest windows until it emerges perfectly cooked. It takes a lot of knowledge and preparation to be a whizz in the kitchen, which is why Everest Home Improvements have produced this Kitchen Cheat Sheet to help you on your way to your first Michelin star! Save it, Print it & Stick it on the fridge
If you are having trouble locating a specific resource please visit the search page or the Site Map. The Writing Process These OWL resources will help you with the writing process: pre-writing (invention), developing research questions and outlines, composing thesis statements, and proofreading. While the writing process may be different for each person and for each particular assignment, the resources contained in this section follow the general work flow of pre-writing, organizing, and revising. For resources and examples on specific types of writing assignments, please go to our Common Writing Assignments area. Academic Writing
What is SEO and Why are English Graduates Perfect for the Job?
By: Derek Hobson What is SEO? – Literally Speaking – SEO stands for Search Engine Optimization, so an SEO’s job is to make a website “optimized” so that it will appear in the “Search Engine” when someone types in a relevant Keyword.
10 Reasons I love Monsanto
Did I say Monsanto ? I meant President Obama . Here’s 10 Reasons I don’t love Monsanto, since we’re on the subject. Monsanto is guilty of…
Write & Get Paid
Get Paid $100 Do you want to earn money online? Listverse was built on the efforts of readers just like you. Readers who didn’t have any experience as writers but decided to put a list together and send it in. So here is the deal: We will pay you $100 for your efforts. You don’t need to be an expert—you just need to have English equal to that of a native speaker, a sense of humor, and a love for things unusual or interesting.
Great resources - Laura E. Kelly
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Ernest Hemingway’s Suggested Reading List for an Aspiring Author - Thoughtkryme
At 22 years old, Arnold Samuelson had done the unthinkable by hitching rides across America during the Great Depression . Throughout his travels he enjoyed reading, and one day came across Ernest Hemingway’s piece, ‘One Trip Across’, a short story which would later be integrated into Hemingway’s novel To Have and Have Not . Samuelson was so impressed by the piece he decided he would have to hop freight trains and hitch his way toward Florida in order to meet Hemingway in person. He did just that. “What do you want?” said Hemingway.
500 Storyboard Tutorials & Resources
Once the script is written – how do you effective communicate the visual direction of your film? The answer is storyboards – essentially a scene-by-scene visual guide to the screenplay of the film. Storyboards are a vital part of the pre-visualization process, as well as being an important tool for preproduction and on the set. Developed in the 1930s by Walt Disney company for their animated cartoons, they grew in popularity during the early 40s. Storyboarding a film can be as simple as crudely drawn stick figures or advanced as elaborate 3D animatics with lens and motion simulators. Here are over 500 storyboarding tutorials, resources and tools to help you better communicate your vision.