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When an aspiring writer asked the great Victorian novelist Anthony Trollope (born 199 years ago today) about the secret of success in writing, Trollope responded with a witty and wise letter of advice.

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Uruboros's XCOM Season 5 Month 1 Mission 1

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The issue of craft is the difference between good and great. When you go from good to great, there’s this element of delight and magic that has to happen in design… That’s where great design comes from — great design changes us. We smile, we laugh.

Fantastic Design Matters conversation with Maria Guidice, director of product design at Facebook and author of Rise of the DEO: Leadership by Design.

Giudice’s full conversation with Debbie Millman is well worth the listen.

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A Short Easter Story

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I want the K: Luminaire and Anther
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1/2 of the K’s I got for the K meme. Interestingly enough, they were both for Anther.

Awwwwwwww, ain’t she such a cutie? >w<

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Behold the Periodic Table of Storytelling – a guide to the tropes, characters, and story elements of great stories. Complement with Kurt Vonnegut on the 5 essential shapes of stories and Nabokov on the 3 qualities a great storyteller must have.

(HT Open Culture)

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The goal is to understand your true self before launching an action plan. Deep realizations about yourself don’t come all in one sitting. Be your own ethnographer for a month. One of the people that I admire most in the world is Jane Goodall. Imagine Jane sitting in the forest, looking at those chimpanzees with compassion and curiosity. Take on her kind tone and attitude while observing yourself. Be gentle and curious but never judgmental. This is very hard for us to do because we’re always talking shit to ourselves.

Take a notebook and notice every time you get excited about something. It doesn’t have to be a big moment or work related… Just write it down each time—no judgments. What happens over the course of the month is you start seeing some patterns. It gives you a peek into your authenticity and things that energize you. When your whole body lights up with joy, it’s really trying hard to tell you something—it’s saying, “hey, this is important, please pay attention.”

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You need to spend time understanding who you truly are before you forge a path. If you’re making plans based on other people’s perception of you or the perception of yourself that you want to project based on some external force, you’ll always end up in the wrong place.

Advice to those just starting out on a creative path from Sharon Ann Lee, one of the most brilliant people I know – a fine addition to our ongoing archive of life-advice.

Complement with how to find your purpose and do what you love

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Finals #3 with me as Jigglypuff. By winning this match I secure the championship for my team mate.

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Finals match #2 with me as Peach.