January, 2011

is blogging and tweeting a waste of time? what writers should know about social media

* is social media a waste of a writer’s time? it can be * more & more authors will be coming online & doing the same kinds of things * an effective author platform requires vision, depth & breadth * breadth: you need to range across multiple platforms * eventually you’ll form ‘social media magnetism’…

Jan 28, 2011 · 16 Comments / ADD YOURS

create a fascinating personal brand: lessons from Kate Moss

Hello people! What I said, more or less: A “hostile brand” is a brand that doesn’t bend over backwards trying to be accessible or “mainstream”. It plays up its differences as advantages and has an edgy, challenging quality. People tend to love or hate them. People also use them as identity markers: to engage with…

Jan 23, 2011 · 11 Comments / ADD YOURS

how to be a creative badass: a 12-point plan

1. Live for the process (that’s how you lose yourself & find your best work) When we focus on the process instead of the end result, we’re more likely to reach flow. Otherwise known as being “in the zone”, flow is a state of mind in which we lose all sense of self-consciousness and lock…

Jan 11, 2011 · 27 Comments / ADD YOURS

ego vs soul

The ego is about image.
The soul is about authenticity.

The ego can’t take constructive criticism.
The soul seeks it out and welcomes it.

The ego confuses itself with the work.
The soul stands apart from the work.

The ego wants to be seen as the best.
The soul wants to keep getting better. click for more

Jan 4, 2011 · 20 Comments / ADD YOURS
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