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How Did Historical Creatives Manage Their Time? Daily Rituals Visualized

Monday 04.07.2014 , Posted by
How Did Big Thinkers Manage Their Time RJ Andrews Visualization 9

Benjamin Franklin’s famous formula for success had a lot to do with his schedule: “Early to bed and early to rise, makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise.” He even wrote a book called Early Rising: A Natural, Social, and Religious Duty. Others have said that “the early bird gets the worm,” while an old German proverb states “Morgenstund hat Gold im Mund” – the early morning has gold in its mouth. Ok, so most people think getting up early is important, but just how much does our entire daily schedule factor into our success? [Read more...]

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Small Snippets of Wisdom From Literary Greats

Monday 10.15.2012 , Posted by

Sometimes the very biggest nuggets of wisdom are contained in the very smallest amount of words. Great authors have known that and so does Evan Robertson. His new posters might be the best thing since that last novel you couldn’t put down: short quotes from literary greats like Edgar Allan Poe and Hunter S. Thompson; all printed beside Robertson’s brilliantly clean illustrative work. What draws him to these small snippets of text? [Read more...]

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The Recipe for Writing Success? Kill Your Characters

Wednesday 04.18.2012 , Posted by

Ok aspiring fiction writers, if you’ve ever wondered how to write a successful novel, the secret is here: kill off your characters. Of the handful of books that won the prestigious Man Booker Prize in 2011, all 13 novels had the common theme of putting to death main characters… it’s a lot like the plot of Will Ferrell’s Stranger Than Fiction… everyone knows the story won’t be as good without a solid death. [Read more...]

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Portraits of Authors Written In Their Own Words

Monday 05.16.2011 , Posted by

Walt Whitman as “Leaves of Grass”

Artist, writer and poet John Sokol has a deep appreciation for words and authors… a fact his “Word Portraits” cleverly demonstrate. Using the classic work of iconic authors (from poets to scientists) Sokol precisely weaves his own hand written version of their words into masterful portraits with a surprising amount of detail. To see highly detailed versions of his work or to purchase some at very reasonable prices, see johnsokol-artist-author.com

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