How To Win NaNoWriMo: Be A Rebel

How To Win NaNoWriMo: Be A Rebel

Every November scores of writers around the globe commit to 30-days of epic torture. National Novel Writing Month challenges participants to write 50,000 words in 30-days. That’s 1,667 words a day for the entire month of November. 1,667 words a day might not seem like much until you sit down to actually attempt it. Some…

The Art of Procrastination: What We Can Learn About Writing From How I Met Your Mother

The Art of Procrastination: What We Can Learn About Writing From How I Met Your Mother

In season four of How I Met Your Mother, Ted Mosby quits his architecture job to start his own firm. Robin continually chastises Ted for doing everything but calling clients and working on projects. Throughout the episode, Ted finds many ways to avoid work. He chooses the official pens for use by his solo firm…

What We Can Learn About Writing from “Hamilton”

What We Can Learn About Writing from “Hamilton”

Hamilton is an international sensation. Fusing hip-hop and musical theater, Lin-Manuel Miranda created an impressive telling of Alexander Hamilton’s life story. As writers, there’s a lot we can learn from the show, its creation, and its namesake. As Aaron Burr says in Aaron Burr, Sir, let me offer you some free advice: 1. Inspiration Can…

What I Learned About Writing From My Film School Friends

What I Learned About Writing From My Film School Friends

Despite graduating college with a business degree, several of my friends were in film school, which led to me being part of multiple student films. Along the way, I discovered that writers can glean a lot of advice from the filmmaking process. Pre-Production: Loglines When creating a film, writing the script is not the first…

What We Can Learn About Writing From Tinker Hatfield

What We Can Learn About Writing From Tinker Hatfield

Abstract is a documentary series that features creatives in various fields. The second episode focuses on Tinker Hatfield, Nike’s VP of Design and Special Projects. Tinker has worked at Nike for years and created fifteen to twenty versions of the Jordan line and brought the Back to the Future shoes to life. What does designing…