"Here we’d like to share a few of our favorite books. Some of these were written just for filmmakers, helping us understand how each technical decision affects our stories. Others take a more general approach, examining how human beings are wired to respond to narrative, and how you can craft your stories to better engage your audience."
Read the full article to find out more about why these 7 books that will help you to tell better stories:
The Storytelling Animal: How Stories Make Us Human by Jonathan Gottschall
Story: Substance, Structure, Style and the Principles of Screenwriting by Robert McKee
Wired For Story by Lisa Cron
Contagious: Why Things Catch On by Jonah Berger
Made to Stick: Why Some Ideas Survive and Others Die by Chip Heath and Dan Heath
The Filmmaker's Handbook: A Comprehensive Guide for the Digital Age by Steven Ascher
We live our lives trying to fulfill expectations, both our own and others'. Sometimes, they can be daunting, but ignoring them won't make them go away. You need to learn how to deal with them, and rise to the challenge.
Years ago, children were warned that smoking could stunt their growth.
However now a major study by an international team including the Montreal Neurological Institute at McGill University and the University of Edinburgh shows new evidence that long-term smoking could cause thinning of the brain's cortex.
The cortex is the outer layer of the brain in which critical cognitive functions such as memory, language and perception take place.
Be proactive. When you say yes to every opportunity, your actions become reactive and it can bleed in to other areas of your business. You may become oversensitive to pressure-filled situations and lose focus.
Reactive entrepreneurs often become slaves to the demands of clients, employees, investors and partners. Instead of working toward your long-term goals, you could find yourself chasing after every coin — and undermine your future earnings in the process.
If you are a web designer or a graphic designer You probably use lot of images in your design? Yes, I am right. High quality images are must required for an attractive design. Buying images for all of our designs is impossible for us. So most of designers trying to find free images and always waste there time for this job.
So today again here at CreativeCrunk I am going to share with you some great websites for Free Images Resources, Most of these website provide You free images with “Do whatever you want” license. Hope you will find this list of websites very useful.
Many people with chronic health problems resign themselves to lives of modest activity or no activity at all, thinking vigorous exercise is unsafe or that they lack the stamina for it. But recent studies are proving just the opposite.
They are showing that high-intensity exercise may be even better than regular aerobic activities for many patients with conditions like heart disease, diabetes, stroke, pulmonary disease, arthritis and Parkinson’s disease.
Several years ago I was very enamored with all of the knowledge that is available on blogs. I couldn’t believe the wealth of information that many of my favorite blogs published (for free!) that I didn’t have easy access to anywhere else. So enamored in fact, I couldn’t believe people were still writing books! How outdated, right?
Burned out? Can't get it all done? The problem might be in your head.
Productivity, or at least how productive you consider yourself, is surprisingly subjective. As a leader, your most important work--mulling strategy, blue-skying for innovation, imagining the future--may not feel all that productive because it is open-ended and the outcome is uncertain. At the same time, more (subjectively) unimportant work, like clearing out your inbox, can leave you quite satisfied.
As more and more people find love online, the art of dating has become a science, with data scientists poring over millions of fleeting interactions.
For the current study, the motivation was personal: Dr. Sameer Chaudhry, an internist at the University of North Texas in Dallas, was having no luck finding love online. So he looked to his friend Khan, whose research focuses on aggregating scientific data to figure out the best practices in health care systems, to help him figure out what he was doing wrong.
Khan and Chaudhry searched the literature for studies on attraction and persuasion, including studies that specifically focused on online dating.
"The findings from this literature are directly relevant to how one can employ online dating to be most attractive."
In an era of email, text messages, Facebook and Twitter, we’re all required to do several things at once. But this constant multitasking is taking its toll. Here neuroscientist Daniel J Levitin explains how our addiction to technology is making us less efficient
Before the internet we learned from institutions, friends, family and co-workers. Learning was a process largely influenced from local resources; schools, work, communities and civic activities. We also learned from media fed to us and media we sought in books, videos and sound. Our resources were limited by reach, access and choices.
Today the resources for learning are unlimited and for the most part free. Our reach to information is unlimited and access is 24/7 which expands the venue of choices. As a result we are all learning what we didn’t know but want to know and we are being taught by others that do know.
While most of the greatest lessons that you’ll learn as an entrepreneur will probably come from mistakes and challenging experiences, published works such as books, whitepapers, blog posts, and the like still provide a lot of value for business owners.
Below are some of the best books that entrepreneurs can have on their bookshelves.
Zen in its essence is the art of seeing into the nature of one’s own being..
The more you suffer the deeper grows your character, and with the deepening of your character you read the more penetratingly into the secrets of life. All great artists, all great religious leaders, and all great social reformers have come out of the intensest struggles which they fought bravely, quite frequently in tears and with bleeding hearts.
In a wealthy world, they are paraded around the internet “stadium” to get thumbs up on Facebook and YouTube if they are worthy, pinned to Pinterest if they make you look smart, or retweeted so you have something beautiful on your timeline.
But only the few. The loudest. The most fierce.
Only the ones who learn to be marketing agencies and artists at the same time. Only the artists who are willing to spend every waking minute fighting for your attention.
Sharing your scoops to your social media accounts is a must to distribute your curated content. Not only will it drive traffic and leads through your content, but it will help show your expertise with your followers.
How to integrate my topics' content to my website?
Integrating your curated content to your website or blog will allow you to increase your website visitors’ engagement, boost SEO and acquire new visitors. By redirecting your social media traffic to your website, Scoop.it will also help you generate more qualified traffic and leads from your curation work.
Distributing your curated content through a newsletter is a great way to nurture and engage your email subscribers will developing your traffic and visibility.
Creating engaging newsletters with your curated content is really easy.