If you’re looking to boost your memory and brain power, this video contains some excellent tips and reminders. In summary: Exercise. Physical exercise helps form new brain cells and solidifies existing neurons. It also increases the hippocampus brain area which is responsible for memory and learning. Never stop learning. Learning something new builds new brain cells. In […]
TED distilled fourteen writing tips from an interview conducted with novelist Anne Lamott. Her 1995 book Bird by Bird (Amazon) has become an essential guide for aspiring artists of all types. My favorite snippet from the interview appears when she’s asked to give her younger self some writing advice: “I’d teach my younger self to stare off […]
“It’s the preparation that allows you to be spontaneous.” — Columbia Communications professor Jane Praeger, on public speaking Ideally: “You want to have 80 percent of it prepared and allow 20 percent to be spontaneous.”
The way I see it, I just produce alot. Some of it will be good. Some of it will be crap. The more you write, the more you have to choose from. That goes for photography and pretty much any art want to create. It can’t all be good.
Essential writing tips from author, writing coach Chip Scanlan: Steps for Managing Your Stories Lower your standards. Get something down. Swallow the bile that rises in your throat when you write a first draft. Print out early. Read aloud. Apply very critical standards. “Print out early” is my favorite. Your writing always looks different on […]