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The Psychology of Writing and the Cognitive Science of the Perfect Daily Routine

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[There is] evidence that environments, schedules, and rituals restructure the writing process and amplify performance…
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Famous Advice on Writing: The Collected Wisdom of Great Writers

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By popular demand, I’ve put together a periodically updated reading list of all the famous advice on writing presented here over the years, featuring words of wisdom from such masters of the craft as Kurt Vonnegut, Susan Sontag, Henry Miller, Stephen King, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Susan Orlean, Ernest Hemingway, Zadie Smith, and more.
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Why Karl Ove Knausgaard Can’t Stop Writing

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The Norwegian novelist behind ‘My Struggle,’ WSJ. Magazine’s 2015 Literary Innovator Karl Ove Knausgaard, risked everything by writing a 3,600-page account of his life. His searing, confessional style has awakened a new form of nonfiction writing, and has made him a global literary star.
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Why Artists Need to Be Entrepreneurs, Too

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Artists need to treat their work like a small business, create professionally crafted content and invest in marketing, says author Cassia Peralta.
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Putting Borges’ Infinite Library On the Internet

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Jorge Luis Borges, when he published “The Library of Babel” in 1941, denied his own originality. In the introduction to The Garden of Branching Paths, the collection containing the story, he wrote, “Nor am I the first author of the tale ‘The Library of Babel,’” and referred his readers to an earlier essay that traced the total library back to the Ancient Greek atomists.
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The insults of age

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The insults of age had been piling up for so long that I was almost numb to them.
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How Walking Fosters Creativity: Stanford Researchers Confirm What Philosophers and Writers Have Always Known

How Walking Fosters Creativity: Stanford Researchers Confirm What Philosophers and Writers Have Always Known | Pourquoi's innovation and creativity digest | Scoop.it
A certain Zen proverb goes something like this: “A five year old can understand it, but an 80 year old cannot do it.” The subject of this riddle-like saying has been described as “mindfulness”—or being absorbed in the moment, free from routine mental habits. In many Eastern meditative traditions, one can achieve such a state by walking just as well as by sitting still—and many a poet and teacher has preferred the ambulatory method.
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The Jeff Bezos School of Long-Term Thinking | 99U

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by Sean Blanda

 

“If everything you do needs to work on a three-year time horizon, then you’re competing against a lot of people,” Bezos told Wired in 2011. “But if you’re willing to invest on a seven-year time horizon, you’re now competing against a fraction of those people, because very few companies are willing to do that.”

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"We can’t realize our potential as people or as companies unless we plan for the long term."-------

"In a nod to Bezos’ obsession with long-term thinking, 99U has combed through a dozen interviews and profiles on the CEO and pulled out a handful of his day-to-day habits that can help you keep an eye on the long term, just like Bezos."

 


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donhornsby's curator insight, August 11, 2013 4:59 PM

We can’t realize our potential as people or as companies unless we plan for the long term.

Fields Jackson, Jr's comment, August 12, 2013 2:16 PM
Great article
John Michel's curator insight, August 12, 2013 10:59 PM

A superb reminder at we can’t realize our potential as people or as companies unless we plan for the long term.