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Why “Humans of New York” Proves Every Cynical Writer & Artist Wrong

A few weeks ago, a journalist met the President. The journalist was a blogger who took photographs and talked to people. He’s also the author of The New York Times bestseller, “Humans of New York.” His name is Brandon Stanton … Continue reading

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How to Use a Blog to Sell Your Book

The government shutdown is over. For now. After so much productive and rigorous hashtagging on Twitter, complaints on Facebook, and half-plagiarised news articles looking for traffic, our representatives had no choice but to start funding things again. And agree to … Continue reading

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Is Writing & Music & Art Getting Specialized to Death?

I just watched “Dear Mr. Watterson,” a light-hearted documentary about the impact that Bill Watterson’s ever-famous, ever-persistent comic strip, Calvin & Hobbes, has had on people over the years. The part that gripped me most was when several prominent cartoonists spoke … Continue reading

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Fitzgerald & Hemmingway Were Bloggers, Too

Sometimes, I feel guilty about blogging. It’s a little pinching sensation, probably a sensation most writers are familiar with – the feeling that you’re wasting time you should be using to work on your novel. That’s why I was reassured … Continue reading

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Is the Final Draft Dead?

I wrote a lot of this in my car, because I have a smartphone, so now I can talk sternly to it and, magically, those incantations are turned into text. I’ve tried this method to write blog posts before, but … Continue reading

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3 Free Platforms for Writers, Musicians, and Artists to Make a Website

If you’re a writer, musician, or artist looking to make a website these days, what do you need to start? Not any knowledge of HTML. Not a web designer. Not a lengthy textbook about “building a website.” You just need … Continue reading

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[GUIDE] How to Use a Blog To Show Off Your Creative Work

When it comes to blogging, nothing is ever easy. Creative people who are blogging as a way to show off their work have it even harder. You can upload as many art pieces and short stories as you want, but … Continue reading

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