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If art is a passion for you, chances are good that you are a creative individual. However, even the most gifted artists need a little boost now and then to get out of a rut or to simply try...
When you're an aspiring writer trying to get your first manuscript published, the last piece of advice you want to hear is, "Don't worry, you just have to pay your dues like everyone else." But the truth is, most...
Whether you're new at writing or already an established author, helpful writing habits are an important element of being successful. It's easy to fall into a routine, but not so easy to guarantee that routine is helping you, rather...
In Palm Sunday, his 1981 collection of essays, short stories and personal reflections, Kurt Vonnegut looked back over his life's work and graded his entire œuvre. He rated Cat's Cradle and Slaughterhouse-Five as "A+" pieces of writing (being clear to note that he was using...
A journal is a great place to capture daily thoughts and observations, set goals or plan ahead, but it can also be a helpful tool to untangle deep emotions and feelings, and to validate and help us make sense...
Our Peek Inside… series takes a look inside peoples’ personal journals to celebrate their creativity and inspire others. Message us at facebook@hartleyandmarks.com if you have a project that you would like to be featured. This month we wanted to show...
At The Human Library you can borrow books, just like at any other library. However, the difference is that the “books” are living people with personal stories and experiences from their own life. Every “book” is drawn from a group...
A full to-do list can seem like an overwhelming proposition. Line after line of goals, both short- and long-term, can seem never-ending but not writing down these tasks can be equally intimidating. Fear not, fellow writers and mission undertakers!...
For our "X Questions With" series, we're speaking with talented individuals from around the world who have inspired us with their creativity and passion. If you have a story to tell or someone you'd like to see profiled, let...
In 2015, it has become commonly accepted as fact that technology makes our lives easier. From the fairly recent inventions that we take for granted (microwaves, home computers) to the brand-new gadgets we already can't live without (smartphones, tablets)...