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The Writer’s Technique in Thirteen Theses: Walter Benjamin’s Timeless Advice on Writing

The Writer’s Technique in Thirteen Theses: Walter Benjamin’s Timeless Advice on Writing
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KARANLIK VE AYDINLIK “Nathanael, sana an’lardan söz edeceğim. Varlıkları ne güçlüdür, anladın mı?” Anlar… An içinde anıya dönüşen. Anlar varoluşun tam tamına kendisiyken, ne kadar da narin, bir saniye içinde tuz buz olan, ne kadar da parmakların arasından akan kum misali küçük, kırık ve savruk… Anlar çocuk. Anlar ancak çocuk olduğun kadar anlamlı. Büyüdüğünde bunu anlamalı,ve ağlamalısın büyüdüğün için. Ya da içindeki çocuğu bulup hayallerini yeniden inşa etmelisin bir yerlerde;okyanus kıyısında, ormanın derinliklerinde, Antarktika’da,ya da şehirdederme çatma. Ne kadar da küçüksün içinde bir yerlerde,evrende… Elinden tutan yok. Kararların ve karın ağrılarınla,daima tek başına, sevdiklerinin yanında bile. Ve çoklar arasında akarken bir yönden bir yöne, sana çizilmiş yoldaanların sendir; sen az öncede kaldı. Bak, çocuktum. Bak, mutluydum anladın mı? O anı hatırlıyorum şimdi.Bu, demiştim kendi kendime, hiç bitmeyecek. Bu, demiştim kendi kendime, kendi dünyam, mutluyum ve hiç değişmeyecek. Sonra büyüdüm.

The Science of "Chunking," Working Memory, and How Pattern Recognition Fuels Creativity by Maria Popova “Generating interesting connections between disparate subjects is what makes art so fascinating to create and to view… We are forced to contemplate a new, higher pattern that binds lower ones together.” It seems to be the season for fascinating meditations on consciousness, exploring such questions as what happens while we sleep, how complex cognition evolved, and why the world exists. Joining them and prior explorations of what it means to be human is The Ravenous Brain: How the New Science of Consciousness Explains Our Insatiable Search for Meaning (public library) by Cambridge neuroscientist Daniel Bor in which, among other things, he sheds light on how our species’ penchant for pattern-recognition is essential to consciousness and our entire experience of life. To illustrate the power of chunking, Bor gives an astounding example of how one man was able to use this mental mechanism in greatly expanding the capacity of his working memory. Donating = Loving Share on Tumblr

The 5 Best Pieces of Writing Advice I Didn't Get in School As readers of a site that welcomes and encourages submissions, there's a decent chance some of you want to be writers. Several months ago, I wrote an advice column on how to go about freelancing for the Internet and magazines, but some readers have their sights set on short fiction or even novels. And right now, some are contemplating education choices like picking a major or attending graduate school to get that MFA."MFA" stands for "Master of Fine Arts" and should not be confused with the old porno Master of Fine Ass still available on VHS. Let me be clear: Education is wonderful. There is nothing you will ever learn that you will not ultimately use. It's a very personal choice, but consider this: Every important thing I've learned about writing I learned from a writer. #5. When I was a teenager, I saw a documentary about Academy Award-winning screenwriter Waldo Salt called Waldo Salt: A Screenwriter's Journey that never left me. #4. "Say, gang! #3. That's crucial.

Nerdcore › This Blog about Beauty and Brains. How to Change Your Life: A User’s Guide ‘You will never change your life until you change something you do daily.’ ~Mike Murdock By Leo Babauta Start with a simple statement: what do you want to be? Are you hoping to someday be a writer, a musician, a designer, a programmer, a polyglot, a carpenter, a manga artist, an entrepreneur, an expert at something? How do you get there? Do you set yourself a big goal to complete by the end of the year, or in three months? I’m going to lay down the law here, based on many many experiments I’ve done in the last 7 years: nothing will change unless you make a daily change. I’ve tried weekly action steps, things that I do every other day, big bold monthly goals, lots of other permutations. If you’re not willing to make it a daily change, you don’t really want to change your life in this way. So make a daily change. How to Turn an Aspiration Into a Daily Change Let’s name a few aspirations: How do you turn those lofty ideas into daily changes? You get the idea. How to Implement Daily Changes

Collection History The David Rumsey Map Collection was started over 25 years ago and contains more than 150,000 maps. The collection focuses on rare 18th and 19th century maps of North and South America, although it also has maps of the World, Asia, Africa, Europe, and Oceania. The collection includes atlases, wall maps, globes, school geographies, pocket maps, books of exploration, maritime charts, and a variety of cartographic materials including pocket, wall, children's, and manuscript maps. Items range in date from about 1700 to 1950s. Digitization of the collection began in 1996 and there are now over 55,000 items online, with new additions added regularly. Maps are uniquely suited to high-resolution scanning because of the large amount of detailed information they contain. With Luna Imaging's Insight® software, the maps are experienced in a revolutionary way. Materials created in America and that illustrate the evolution of the country's history, culture, and population distinguish the collection.

How to Write a Book In Your Spare Time Many people say they would like to write a book. That statement is usually in the form of “I have this great book idea”, “I’ve always wanted to write a novel” or “I will write it when I have more time.” I used to say things like that. There are seven days in a week, but someday isn’t one of them. Do It Now I’ve had several friends who have told me they want to write a novel. The best advice I ever got from another writer was this: put your butt in the chair. Stephen King said, “The scariest moment is just before you start.” Making yourself sit down and start typing is something I fight with daily, even after having written two full-length novels. Just put your butt in the chair and start working. Finding Time The most common excuse I hear is “I don’t have time.” I wrote my first two novels by finding fifteen minutes, three times each day. Jeff Goins said, “Spending five hours on a Saturday writing isn’t nearly as valuable as writing thirty minutes every day of the week.” Getting Started Go img

Aaron Horkeys The Two Towers-Poster Mondo haut zum Jahresende Aaron Horkeys zweites Lord of the Rings-Poster raus. Look at this. LOOK AT THIS! Das erste geht auf Ebay mittlerweile für über 1800 Dollar über den Tisch, nach dem Klick nochmal das Poster zum ersten Teil sowie seine Arbeiten zu There Will Be Blood, True Grit und ein Plakat für Flight of the Conchords.

9 best sites with free ebooks for Google Play In this post you’ll learn about best websites with free ebooks that you will be able to add to your Google Play Books library. In June 2012 Google revealed that Gmail had over 400 million active users worldwide. If you own Gmail account, you don’t have to sign up to any other site to start collecting your own library of ebooks. These books will be stored “in the cloud”. That means you will be able to access them from any device, not only from your own computer. When we add ease of use and simplicity, Google Play Books may the a first choice for anyone who gets interested in ebooks. Obviously, there are enough free books in Google Play, and in this post you’ll find tips and tricks to effectively browse for them. However, Google Play Books is a pretty closed ecosystem, very much relying on Google’s scan book project. That’s why this list will be the opportunity to find other sources of free ebooks compatible with Google Play, including the ones from contemporary authors. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 1.

OATD – Open Access Theses and Dissertations Εθνικό Μνημόσυνο Την Κυριακή 7 Μαρτίου 2010 τελέστηκε στον Ιερό Ναό του Αγίου Γεωργίου στον Άγιο Δομέτιο το ετήσιο Εθνικό Μνημόσυνο της αγωνίστριας του Απελευθερωτικού Αγώνα της Ε.Ο.Κ.Α. 1955-1959 Νίτσας Χατζηγεωργίου. Την επιμνημόσυνη ομιλία εκφώνησε ο Βουλευτής του Δημοκρατικού Συναγερμού και πρώην Κυβερνητικός Εκπρόσωπος κ. Χρήστος Στυλιανίδης. Νίτσα ΧατζηγεωργίουΑγωνίστρια του Απελευθερωτικού Αγώνα της Ε.Ο.Κ.Α. 1955-1959 Η ζωή και ο θάνατος της τραγικής αγωνίστριαςΣτις 11 Μαρτίου 1968, βρέθηκε νεκρή στο κρεβάτι της μια κοπέλα. Η κοπέλλα πέθανε έρημη, εγκαταλειμμένη, τρισδυστυχισμένη, κατασυκοφαντημένη, απογοητευμένη, καταπροδομένη. Την κοπέλα την λέγαν Νίτσα Χατζηγεωργίου. Συναγωνιστές και συναγωνίστριες της Νίτσας Χατζηγεωργίου συγκινούνται ακόμα, χρόνια μετά το θάνατο της. Κάθε χρόνο το Σωματείο της Ένωσης Νέων Αγίου Δομετίου τελεί το μνημόσυνο της Νίτσας Χατζηγεωργίου. Για την πανέμορφη μα και τραγική μορφή της Νίτσας Χατγηγεωργίου μίλησαν πασίγνωστα ονόματα του απελευθερωτικού μας αγώνα.