work habits

Organic Networking, Beyond the Card

Organic Networking Beyond the Card

When I moved from Copenhagen to Seattle, I took none of my network with me. My life was getting a reboot, and I found myself facing the daunting task of starting over – socially, and to a certain degree, professionally. Contrary to popular belief, I am not a very active networker. I despise most “networking [...]

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Help Your Friends Get Good

Help Your Friends Get Good

Ever looked at someone’s work and though it was terrible, and that you could do better? Ever read a book or a blog post and felt the same way? Or looked at a photograph or listened to a song, and struggled for something to like about it? Maybe you even laughed mockingly at this inferior [...]

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3 Ways to Identify Creative Flakes

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No matter what creative field you are in, at some point you will be collaborating or outsourcing parts of your work. An author gets a designer to do her book cover, a photographer might hire a make-up artist and a composer works with a recording engineer. Creatives work together across genres and fields all the [...]

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Surviving Creative Romance

Surviving Creative Romance

Let’s say you went on a business trip with your creative professional partner and came home angry, feeling neglected in favor of their work. Maybe you had a few clashes over couple time versus their career. Sound familiar? While the following is mainly focused on romantic partnerships, it can be useful with any creative boss, friend or family [...]

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The Novel I’m Not Writing

The novel I'm not writing...

I procrastinate. All the time. Too often I avoid the inconvenient or challenging by “wasting time” on unimportant stuff. So it has been for as long as I can remember. But I am not sure procrastination is all bad. It depends on what you do with the time you’re supposedly squandering. The question is not [...]

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From the Personal Assistant’s Desk

Lillian Cohen-Moore

This is a post by Lillian Cohen-Moore, a freelance writer, editor and personal assistant. When she isn’t spending time in libraries, cemeteries and archives, she’s a stage manager and model. I didn’t actually intend on becoming a personal assistant. Last year, it was because I applied to be an intern with an editor I greatly [...]

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Is Work Limiting Your Creativity?

Is Work Limiting Your Creativity?

It’s a common misconception that you must limit yourself to a specific niche, and focus on one thing only. That “thing”, whatever it is, will become your bread and butter, your area of expertise, your key to success. It’s a misconception because it is only a half truth.

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