The Ultimate Survival Guide to Not Fitting In

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Someone once told me to write about what I know, so here's this: I'm good at not fitting in. I do it all the time. But humans need to belong, so I do these things to make people think I'm a normal human being. Make it your mission to find out as much as possible about that person in 30 seconds. Oh, you think you've got questions for me, Mr. "How's ...
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You Have More Than Enough Time, You’re Just Not Spending it Right

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"I don't have enough time." We've all said it before. Time poverty is a distribution issue. Many people hate being idle. They value productivity, so they glorify being busy. They seek out busyness for the sake of being busy. They sense a feeling that they are time-constrained, yet they are more time-affluent than they think. For many of us, the key...
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The History of the Ampersand

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These days everybody knows about the ampersand. It's one of typography's most unique and interesting characters. Its rise to hipster fame has catapulted the ampersand from the sketchbooks of type designers onto just about every printable surface you can imagine, the variations of which seem endless. From traditional representations all the way to h...
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Stop chasing the perfect idea

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This is a short manifesto for makers and creators, whether it's events, programmes, startups, books, poems, art, etc. We all get stuck in a rut. Maybe you have writers' block, or can't seem to crack the idea that's been hounding you for a while. Whatever the case is, knowing how to stop chasing the perfect idea is critical to kick-starting and sust...
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The Myth of Writer’s Block

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I spent years falling into the black, bottomless abyss of of Writer's Block. I hit the wall time and time again, blaming it on an endless string of excuses, all of which ended with "Oh, woe, woe is me. Please feel sorry for me, I have been struck down with Writer's Block." I picture some ogre stalking me, finally creeping up behind me as I sit at m...
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My Story Broke Up With Me — and I Couldn’t Be Happier

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We've been together for years. While I'd written other novels before during the high-pressured flurry of NaNoWriMo, I had never studied writing craft so deeply and applied it so faithfully to my own work. We grew up together, my story and I. As I worked on it, I began to think of myself as a writer, as a full-on novelist. The novel itself unfurled ...
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