Below are some interesting articles that I caught this week:
A Novelist Who Made Crime an Art, and His Bad Guys ‘Fun.’ Elmore Leonard passed away but left us with some great writing tips along with his books, most notably, “Try to leave out the parts that readers tend to skip.”
The War on Wordsmiths. Author Ali Eteraz explains why we still need words in the age of photographs.
Enough with the ROI. Just follow your curiosity. Ian Sanders explains why you should just do something for the sake of interest. Curiosity is also a currency; fiat money isn’t everything. It’s all about learning and driving new experiences.
When Apps Modify Behavior. MG Siegler examines how apps like FrontBack and Instagram make us think more creatively about our surroundings.
Now it’s ruined. Seth Godin blogs about the impact of technology in equalizing creativity. Everyone is an amafessional with a computer palette in their pocket. But the best stills stand out. You might want to work on your attitude as well.