( culture / writing / books / advice ) Thoughts on writing
Louis L'Amour once said he could write while sitting in the middle of the freeway. That didn't impress me at the time, but now it does.
Not one, but two dogs threw up behind me as I wrote. Was that a commentary on my writing? Wouldn't be the first time.
As I told these guys in the job interview, If you'r ... read more
( life / help / advice ) Malaysian leader Mahathir Mohamad, the world's oldest prime minister, has offered the world's youngest, Finland's Sanna Marin, some words of wisdom as she takes on her new role: Ask "old people" for their advice.
via mahathir-marin-finland-advice ... read more
( life / help / advice ) The following is a Chinese good luck tantra totem (a fancy way of saying good advice):
Give people more than they expect and do it cheerfully;
Marry a man/woman you love to talk to. As you get older, their conversational skills will be as important as any other;
Don't believe all you hear, spend all you have or sleep all you w ... read more
( culture / writing / advice ) A writer's narrative perspective (their voice, or, how they come across to their reader) must be: This is me talking to you.That's it. Nothing more, nothing less.It's not: This is me 100 years ago speaking in a classical voice.It's not: Speaking as if from professor to student or from adult to child.It's not: This is me thinking out ... read more
( life / help / advice ) Good guidelines. This snipped below is the most useful part:
via Lessons in the Art of Living Psychology Today.
In DBT dialectical behavior therapy, the skill is encapsulated in a mnemonic device known as DearMa ... read more
( culture / writing / advice ) I've been following and listening to Jeff Goins's TribeWriters program, and he says an important aspect to successful blogging (at least as far as getting noticed) is to guest post on other people's blogs. Jeff is a great resource, by the way.
So, if you want to post something on my blog, ... read more
( culture / writing / advice / novels ) Good article for writers.
via Your Novel Blueprint WritersDigest.com
Writing a novel and building a house are pretty similar when you think about it. For instance, most builders or homeowners spend a lot of time dreaming ... ... read more
( culture / writing / advice ) Anis Shivani: New Rules For Writers: Ignore Publicity, Shun Crowds, Refuse Recognition And More.
These rules totally go against every prescription for writing success you'll hear as a young new writer from all quarters: t ... read more
( life / help / advice ) You're asking me?! Actually, here's some advice:
People need to be listened to -- preferably agreed with -- more than anything else. If you could do one thing for someone that would be it.
Controlling a bad habit can be like controlling a car. You have to get inside it and take the wheel. Rising above it doesn't always work.
Person ... read more