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Tomo: Songwriting, Doubts and Inspiration

Tomo Nakayama of Grand Hallway

I almost never met Tomo Nakayama. When I was supposed to, his quiet demeanor fooled me into not recognizing the Japanese born singer and songwriter. He is the front man in Seattle based indie band, Grand Hallway, whose recent album “Promenade” has been getting some well-deserved attention and airplay. Luckily, he recognized my ugly mug, [...]

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Review: The War of Art

Steven Pressfield; The War of Art

Steven Pressfield wanted to write a book for people suffering from writer’s block but ended up with a guide to being a happy creative in the more general sense. In short, Pressfield begins by identifying the enemy of getting your creative work done as ‘Resistance’. Then he goes on to talk about battling this enemy [...]

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Are You a Storyteller?

Good stories don't have to be long.

Storytelling is power. When you tell a good story the world stops, magic happens and those who listen are enthralled. We use stories to build brands, find potential mates, friends and partners. We use them to convey feelings, morals and values that might otherwise be difficult to address. Anything can be sold through storytelling, from [...]

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The Ultimate Idea Development Tool

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How much time have you spent researching, downloading and trying out different applications meant to boost your productivity? To help speed things up and organize your ideas? How much of that time was a waste? I saw this on a Glenlivet label – “Unhurried since 1824″. I have collected (and enjoyed) many single malts but [...]

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5 Ways to Get Inspired

5 Ways to Get Inspired

Inspiration is a strange and wonderful thing. As creatives, we need a constant stream of it to come up with fresh material. Whether it comes easily or not, the work still has to get done. Simply sitting around and waiting for inspiration to strike is not the way to go about it. Random inspiration is [...]

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10 Inspiring Blogs for Creatives

Another Passion is a young site, and I realize that you might be craving more input after you’ve scoured these pages. So here are 10 of great blogs for getting an injection of inspiration or motivation. Some of these were sources of inspiration for Another Passion, others were discovered during my research for this blog. [...]

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