Thoughts on Creativity

Two pieces I feel are worth passing along.First, the inestimable John Cleese:https://youtube.googleapis.com/v/DMpdPrm6Ul4&source=udsSecond, this from screenwriter Shonda Rhimes via Zen Pencils (follow link for full size):

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The Digital Gold Rush

Thoughts on Digital Self-Publishing (DSP), Series NineHey, remember the California Gold Rush?Hundreds of thousands of people relocated to Califorinia between 1848 and 1855 from all over the world. Many came seeking gold, finding billions of today's dollars' worth within the first five years. Many others came and set up shops, selling supplies and services to …

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All Exposure is Good Exposure

Thoughts on Digital Self-Publishing (DSP), Series EightWootton's First Principle of Digital Self-Publishing – First Build Reputation, Then Earn Revenue – has some corollaries. There are all kinds of ways to build reputation, after all, and all kinds of reputation you could have. When it comes to author reputation, these concepts help us understand what is and is not worth …

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Advice from Edith Wharton

Another unsettling element in modern art is that common symptom of immaturity, the dread of doing what has been done before; for though one of the instincts of youth is imitation, another, equally imperious, is that of fiercely guarding against it. In this respect, the novelist of the present day is in danger of being caught …

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A Bit of Hypocrisy

Thoughts on Digital-Self Publishing (DSP), Series SevenI have a confession to make.I frequently agree - even volunteer - to do author interviews, but most of the time I'm not even slightly interested in reading interviews of other authors. I think that makes me a bit of a hypocrite.It's not that I'm not interested in other …

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Wheaton’s Law

Thoughts on Digital Self-Publishing (DSP), Series SixWootton's First Principle of Digital Self-Publishing – First Build Reputation, Then Earn Revenue – has some corollaries. There are all kinds of ways to build reputation, after all, and all kinds of reputation you could have. When it comes to author reputation, these concepts help us understand what is …

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