Are you expected to deliver creative work on a daily basis? Sometimes the flow of ideas comes naturally, but there are also times when you cannot awaken the brain…
Here we have a refreshingly honest look into the daily routine of a professional wordsmith. It’s a play-by-play that provides insight into some of the best practices, habits and subjective experiences of best-selling author Ryan Holiday.
Today is a good day. Not just because it’s Friday, but because the very first episode of the very first season of Bob Ross’s The Joy of Painting is now online.
Whether you’re trying to persuade your boss to give you a pay rise or fleshing out the details of a potential job offer, it’s absolutely vital to do your homework beforehand
Why do we return again and again to Shakespeare’s plays, why do we keep rewriting them? Is it in hope that some of his genius will rub off? Are we searching for new possibilities for interpretation?
Few things get music scholars more nervous than cross-cultural comparisons. The field of ethnomusicology, which was invented to inquire into this very subject,
Warning: Hacks for Hacks tips may have harmful side effects on your writing career, and should not be used by minors, adults, writers, poets, scribes, scriveners, journalists, or anybody….
Many artists I encounter are pinning all of their hopes on getting into a gallery. Most of them are adopting this outlook prematurely. In other words, they aren’t even close to ready for galleries.…
NaNoWriMo is upon us again! It is intimidating, but it’s not as hard as it looks. And with these five tips, it’ll look even easier.
One might think that an abandoned 1920s bank on Chicago’s South Side, crumbling from top to bottom the roof long collapsed, exposing the interior to snow and rain for years would be destined for a wrecking ball.
The joys of self-betterment are vastly overrated
Online retailer files lawsuit in US against people whose names it says it does not know, claiming they offer reviews for sale
Will we ever decouple perceived effort and long hours with our rewards system?
Find out how to keep these 5 lies writers tell themselves from holding you back from being the writer you dream of being.
This week, I sent a letter to Donald Trump’s campaign asking to not use my music at political rallies. My intent was not to make a political statement, but to make one about the rights of my fellow music creators. Now is the time to show us some love by supporting the effort to reform […]
November 1-30. The world needs your novel. Here’s how it works…
A consistent meditation practice infuses and informs everything life, offering you a creative freedom quite unmatched by any other practice. Through stilling your mind and relocating your centre, in as little as five minutes a day, meditation offers a plethora of benefits to both your life and creativity.
Ever wonder why some blogs have the best photos? Today we’re sharing a creative tip to improve your blog photography and make your photos stand out.
West Walls Artists are a group of Carlisle artists who work in a variety of media and share support, promotion, and opportunities.
Fans of artisanal and handmade items will have a new place to shop Thursday with the launch of Amazon’s answer to Etsy â a store on its site open only to artisans making hand-crafted items.
Those snippets of praise on book covers have been around for over 150 years (at least). But how do they get there â and why? The answers are more complicated, and compelling, than you might think.
As a photographer, travel teaches you more than you could ever imagine. It requires a lot of preparation and attention to details. Yet, it also requires you to be open, ready for the unexpected, and willing to take risks sometimes to get the best shots! …
Strategies to make your best presentation to a juried art show or competition, plus advice from the experts.
You work hard at creating pieces of art, design, writing, music, song and dance. But do people truly like what you do? If you want to do well, earn and survive in this industry, itâs quite importan…
Pantone is more than a color language for designersit’s grown into a global design force. But is that good?
His job is to be the rugged personification of every reader’s dream, so what’s Jason Baca’s secret? He generously shares a few tips…
Online collaboration tools make life easier for designers – but use with care to protect your creative wares.
More artists are using crowdfunding sites like Patreon and Gumroad to make their art careers sustainable.
Why becoming truly great requires more than just good instincts…
How creative self-expression became the way to get ahead and yet another thing to sell…
Parents are rightly concerned about their children’s future, but with preparation, an art student can excel in life.
Maybe you’re kind of stuck in a place where I was and your only writing when you feel inspired and can fit it in here and there.
Uncover science-backed playlists designed to help you be more productive at work.
Hamster Wheel, the guys behind 3M’s viral new Brand Machine video, tell us what makes a Rube Goldberg great.
How do designers go glamping? With a hand-built sauna and pizza oven, naturally.
Debut father and debut novelist Rob Hart talks to other parent-writers about baby-proofing bookshelves, finding time to write, and how to keep proprieties in order.
Madeline Martin shares 7 things all authors should do before getting published to stay ahead of the game.
You’ve probably heard the term “emotional intelligence” lots of times. Did you know it was something that could help writers do their work better?
Instagram cracked the restrictive barriers of its iconic square format yesterday, announcing to the world that it intends to remain the dominant platform…
If you don’t have a creative support system, you need one STAT. Here’s how to determine if the company you keep is helping or hurting you.
Pairing up with someone else to tackle a challenging or less-than-exciting project can make the process seem easier and more fun…
How to evaluate your best opportunities for selling art and improve your income.
Check out these 11 best time saving apps for freelancers that are changing the way the contract workforce is functioning. Efficiency is but an app away.
Indie author Teymour Shahabi explains how to find an editor for the draft of your self-published book and what to look for in a good editing relationship.
Australian artist Jane Long transforms cracked and faded black and white photographs into colorful works of fantasy, giving the subjects a new, and entirely surreal context.
In this post, let’s talk about how to get back into writing once you’ve lost your writing groove….
Recent research studies the link between creativity and emotional states, offering answers to the age-old question, “How can I be more creative?”
Don’t be fooled by museums’ strong attendance numbers, says professor Michael Lewis. He argues today’s art world is a Potemkin village, whose gleaming facades mask an indifference for the art itself.
In seventh grade, I started hanging out with a girl who wore thick, dark eyeliner and convinced me to shoplift. Weâd walk to Main Street after school. One of my favorite shops was the office supply…
These 5 misconceptions and lies about every craft business are taught as truths by many businesses around the world, including Etsy. Educate yourself!
Designers from Google, Argo, Work & Co., ustwo, Sagmeister+Walsh, OKFocus, and more tell us how they stay focused and keep innovating.
Humblebragging, the right way.
You’re never too old to follow your dreams, or so the saying goes.
What single skill is most critical to the artist? Is it talent? Imagination? Mastery of her craft? Is it profundity of insight, depth of compassion,