Topic : Creativity
Gelett Burgess. Rings a bell? This irrepressible early 20th century figure was at once a linguistic inventor, humorist, poet and creative powerhouse who today is... almost forgotten. Which is a shame, and which is why we celebrate the re-release after a long, long slumber of his classic Burgess Unabridged: A Classic Dictionary of Words You Have Always Needed. We spoke to lexicographer Paul Dickson, who wrote a new foreword to the book, about this remarkable man and his work. Continue reading...
Ad and marketing creatives
September 26, 2007By Dianna Huff
We all know the amount of information thrown at us is overwhelming: from over-flowing email inboxes stuffed with the latest industry reports and e-newsletters to that tottering "to read" pile sitting on our desks, we're deluged with stuff that we either need or want to read. Continue reading...
Writers Talk About Writing
September 17, 2007By Daphne Gray-Grant
You know the feeling. You really, really, really don't want to write. You're blocked. You've hit the wall. The words just won't come. You're bereft of inspiration. But your writing project needs to be finished (or started!) So what can you do? Well, I have an idea. Twenty of 'em, actually? Continue reading...
Blog Du Jour
Help Is On the Way
August 1, 2007
Like a million wise uncles, blogs offer every kind of advice you can possibly imagine. Want to write better, think better, produce better, market better? Well then, check out these avuncular tidbits:
Books we love
How To Change the World, The Books
July 30, 2007
Guy Kawasaki is a legendary Silicon Valley venture capitalist who, as one of Apple's original employees, helped market the first McIntosh computer. So what does this computer guy have to do with language? Plenty. In his amazing blog, called How to Change the World, he talks about creativity, communication, marketing -- and yes, computers. There are lessons there for all of us communicators. And some great book recommendations. Here are a few:
For the last year or so, I've been learning Dutch and trying to study for my commercial pilot's license. When I was at school, I had the time but not the enthusiasm. Now I have enthusiasm but no time. Surely, there are some neat tricks, technology and tactics I can use. This is what I've tried so far. If you have any other suggestions, PLEASE let me know! Continue reading...
Writers Talk About Writing
June 25, 2007By Daphne Gray-Grant
I'm in the final stages of writing a book. My working title is: The WriteNow System: 8-1/2 steps to writing better, faster. The work's going well, although not quite as quickly as I'd like, which is kind of embarrassing for someone who bills herself as a writing speed expert. Continue reading...