On Criticism, Revision & Maintaining Neutrality When We Revisit Our Work
The Writing Process

On Criticism, Revision & Maintaining Neutrality When We Revisit Our Work

All writers occasionally doubt themselves when they revisit their work.  “You, a writer?!?” our censors scoff, “can your sentences be any more choppy?”  “And that ending?  Could you conclude in a more predictable way?  I thought we did away with ‘in the end’ and ‘all and all’ in 2nd grade?” Suddenly, our work, our whole … Continue reading

Enduring Art: 3 Artists Who Were Only Appreciated After Death
Artist's Inspiration

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
Artist's Inspiration

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 … Continue reading