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Pitch Anxiety [5.9.16]

As an Artist and Creative, my days are spent spinning in my office chair coaxing the muses, Euterpe and Thalia, to gift me with their wisdom. When they are on holiday, I tend to fall down a labyrinth of YouTube rabbit holes. Searching and searching, until I find it. The spark of an idea. I envision selling […]

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The dumb science of nightclub ads, Part 2

Last we wrote, I chastised the nightclub scene for their formulaic, boring advertisements. This round, we’re taking a page from the gays because their nightclubs apparently pay attention to good copywriting and design. The features and benefits of a gay club and a straight club are virtually the same at their base: all consuming music, […]

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Where I admire Jerry Seinfeld…

I’m fascinated by the creative process. Mostly because I like getting new ideas and to validate my bizarre choices. In this clip, Seinfeld gives us a glimpse into creating a joke – one that has taken two years to write. His peculiarities: He always writes on yellow legal pads. He always uses a blue Bic […]

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Just create something everyday

Easier said. Today I edited my blog’s theme and wrote this post. Check.

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Rebuttal to MWP: No Blogging Schedule

I’m a bit perturbed about James Chartrand’s recent post over at Men With Pens about abandoning a blogging schedule, not least because she advocated only writing meaningful things while simultaneously appearing as if she just threw her post together. I’m gonna be upfront with you all – I just whipped up this post. But most of the time, I leave my writing to marinate before posting.

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99%: Remember to layer!

A couple of days ago the 99% posted an article on “layering” versus multi-tasking and how that affects productivity.

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So you want to start a blog series?

So you want to start a blog series?

A trick of the trade in the blogging world is coming up with a good series that readers will wait in anticipation for you to post then share wildly with their friends. But how do you know if your series idea is gonna be good for the long haul? First of all, not all series […]

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Editors can’t save us; we can only save ourselves

Editors can’t save us; we can only save ourselves

Maria Popova over at Brainpickings wrote up an insightful post on what she terms “churnalism” has done for media in general and why SOPA exists today.

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Does your story have any teeth?

Does your story have any teeth?

This is the infernal question many a journalist must ask whenever they get a tip or overhear a conversation in the bathroom stalls of The Caucus Room.

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The Filter Bubble and the Case for Useless Knowledge

My avid advocation for interdisciplinary studies is very well-know…to my friends. It’s really a problem I’ve personally dealt with and have come up against when deciding what job I want to have. You see, I’m neither right nor left-brained; I’m smack dab in the middle of the Type A and Type B personality; I am […]

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