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(1667) What Game Of Thrones Kinda Forgot - YouTube
What Game Of Thrones Kinda Forgot
- also, subverting expectations: too much buzz and not meeting it till the end. And then making it shocking for the sake of being shocking. Meaningless. Being merely surprising. And being thematically confused.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rzWNbwPYdO8 - The Day Game of Thrones Died
- pacing
// writer and production runners wo did the daptation from the book wanted to get done with it (move on to other projects after 10 years). S8 could have been put into 3 seasons. not ine.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YqT9OIPcSFA - How to FAIL at Game Of Thrones

&! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pizUVqgguCM - Avengers: Endgame Is One of the Best Marvel Films Ever

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q_VGSGeiHdI - Game of Thrones Season 8 Is A Trainwreck
ZERO internal consistency
storytelling  writing  GoT 
june 2019 by asterisk2a
"aktives Lernen": Wie die Ausbildungsmethode funktioniert - SPIEGEL ONLINE
Der amerikanische Physiknobelpreisträger Carl Wieman feiert große Erfolge mit einer Ausbildungsmethode, die auf "aktives Lernen" setzt. Wie funktioniert's? /// life is no multiple choice test
education  policy  Schools  University  College  learning  writing  knowledge  Google  AI  creativity 
february 2018 by asterisk2a
BBC Radio 2 - Simon Mayo Drivetime, Pumpkin Cheesecake and Maple Custard, Anthony Horowitz, PIN Number Confession, Anthony Horowitz's top 500 Words tips!
[ Orwell excused himself writing long letters because he had not the time to write shorte more succinctly. another one Orwell thought about each word in a sentence. but where academics get it wrong where academia philosophy papers are very hard to read. thus would make sense to write to papers - eg one blog one paper. ] Anthony Horowitz's top 500 Words tips!
Best selling author Anthony Horowitz talks us through how to write a short story! [...] 'write from a position of knowledge. [...] end and beginning come at the same time at the start. you know where to start know where it will begin, then take your reader on a journey.
writing 
february 2018 by asterisk2a
Why I prefer diaries to memoirs
If you want to get a sense of what something was really like, read a diary.
Book  Politics  history  revisionism  writing  journalism  journalismus 
february 2018 by asterisk2a
Zadie Smith’s 10 Rules of Writing – Brain Pickings
Work on a computer that is disconnected from the ­internet.
writing  productivity 
october 2017 by asterisk2a
How to Listen to Donald Trump Every Day for Years - The New York Times
We have to stop thinking that what President Trump says has any deeper significance [...] One major concern: His barking style lends itself to expressing casual hatred too easily. Also, Mr. Obama had much less room to be “authentic.” Mr. Trump has the privilege of talking as he pleases with no concern for how he sounds. He can string his impressions together as they come, while a black politician who sounds too “street” gets only so far. (Hillary Clinton, too, was boxed in, by gender. If she had used traits associated with the casual speech of women she would have been branded as trivial.) // language and bar for black presidents much higher - https://youtu.be/65I5aEYiaIs
DonaldTrump  Donald  Trump  speech  language  writing  Populism  Nationalism  demagogue  demagogy  Fascism  presidential  election  2016 
january 2017 by asterisk2a
#24 Naomi Klein by How To Be Amazing
// absolute power corrupts on both sides of the isle; private and gov
Naomi  Klein  book  writing  climate  change  global  warming  COP21  carbon  tax  community  Smart  Grid  status  symbol  status  anxiety  consumerist  consumerism  materialism 
march 2016 by asterisk2a
3sat.online - Mediathek: Bauerfeind assistiert Roger Willemsen
media saved // on writing vs lengthy interviews ie for TV // Roger Willemsen
writing  intellectual 
february 2016 by asterisk2a
Cynthia Erivo: British producers restrict roles for black women | Stage | The Guardian
“Commissioning editors, some of them need to not be white … There is an abject lack of people of colour in power positions. We all want to see ourselves on screen, that’s the difference in America – you have people of colour who can actually make that happen because they have the power to do so.”
Hollywood  Entertainment  Industry  diversity  discrimination  Patriarchy  white  male  privilege  straight  white  male  male  privilege  gender  pay  gap  gender  policing  gender  politics  gender  inequality  Entertainment  identification  writing 
december 2015 by asterisk2a
Video "Einstieg als Journalist ist schwieriger geworden" | Zapp | ARD Mediathek
&! Entlassungen, Zeitverträge, kleine Honorare - der Beruf des Journalisten ist nicht mehr so gefragt wie früher, der Einstieg trotzdem schwierig. Wer sich spezialisiert, hat gute Chancen. - bit.ly/1NwpKJv //&! Wer brennt, wird als Journalist erfolgreich - NDR Patrick Illinger von der "SZ" verrät, was gute Journalisten auszeichnet: Sie müssen was zu sagen haben, Experte auf einem Themengebiet sein. Generalisten haben's eher schwer. - bit.ly/1SCGWl9 - was zu sagen haben, brennen fuer ein Thema. Packend schreiben und berichten ist nicht alles was journalismus ist. [...] "etwas zu sagen haben." [ send in your work ] "ein guter text is ein guter text." [...] man brennt etwas mitzuteilen was man rausgefunden hat. [...] journalistisches arbeiten ueber thema immer noch. bist kein uebersetzer. journalismus ist recherche, kritik und abstand. //&! bit.ly/1NM0Lsh - Situation für Journalisten "nicht so schlecht" 1/3 frei, 1/3 fest, ... +niche/zusatzqualifikation. Idealismus gehoert dazu.
journalismus  investigative  journalism  journalism  corporate  media  publishing  2.0  The  Content  Wars  writing 
december 2015 by asterisk2a
Leslie Jamison: confessional writing is not self-indulgent | Books | The Guardian
[ no judgement. empathy. compassion. see Dr Gabor Mate Rich Roll Podcast #189 ] When they confessed things to me, these strangers were offering something but they were also asking for something. They were asking for the subject of the book itself: empathy. They wanted an enactment of its central principle, its primary call: to pay attention. Even when they didn't say they wanted this, I felt I owed it to them. The professor struggling with chronic headaches wasn't asking for anything, she was just offering a response: "I find the thing that wears you down the most is pain. To wake up and as you gain consciousness to feel the pain again, and wanting it to not be so, but yet it is, and having to face that reality hundreds, in my case thousands, of days in a row. It transforms you and disconnects you from everyone, even those who want to understand."
writing  mental  health  well  being  sociology  empathy  compassion  prejudice  snap  judgement  bias  labels  label  Depression  stigma  happiness  society  loneliness  Social  Media  community  life  lesson  life  hacker  parenthood  childhood  childhood  development  parenting  book  boxes 
november 2015 by asterisk2a
Casey Neistat's Guide to Filmmaking - YouTube
learning by doing. practical skills. semi-instant feedback. // tim ferriss and other writers; its about bleeding. putting yourself out ther naked and raw. // storytelling, relating! RELATING! Interestingness. And share it in a way that is interesting (time limit <10min, cut/edit, graphics, mobile friendly (lenght 10min, no fluff, red line from start to finish, IMMER AUF DEM ROTEN FADEN.) // &! here comes everybody // Story is Golden. << The King. Everything else serves the king. //&! EXPERIMENT, TRY, TINKER AROUND WITH THE EDIT. MARGINAL GAINS - youtu.be/nq9yz77r3zA - 5:40 - experience and good judgement does come with practice, practice and practice. And being open to mistakes and failure. They are part of practicing a craft. &! << WALK YOUR OWN PATH TO DISCOVER AND YIELD >YOUR OWN< STYLE *casey neistat - youtu.be/8hr2Isqsxxs - thus become unique. average comes from taking a given path others plotted to teach; 'The Dummies Guide' to editing. storytelling. lighting. cinematography.
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october 2015 by asterisk2a
How To Get 1 Million Subscribers - YouTube
meritocracy, democratic, egalitarian. anyone who has interest, can find it. u will have an audience, even it is just 1. either they like it, share it & come back. or they leave u alone. // Beme, remove the aspect of creation. the friction. the cognitive cost. the overhead. a process to follow. a tutorial or how to listicle to read. to Google or to ask. >> Product developers & investors should think about the cognitive cost of their products. The cognitive cost very often can be much higher than the financial cost. Products with a low cognitive cost are those where the technology fades away and dont require a consumers ongoing attention. bit.ly/1Nz0veO // "Don't make me think." << book, UI UX mantra. // Photo-filter-app vs photo-editing-app vs video-editing-ai-augmented-intelligence-app that have popped up. podcasting. EDM // what has lots of overhead & sometimes really disappointing user experience? Skype, Windows, FriendFeed, Twitter?(niche compared 2 FB). Q&A youtu.be/6xVdM0QJq6Y
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august 2015 by asterisk2a
Writing Your Way to Happiness - NYTimes.com
The scientific research on the benefits of so-called expressive writing is surprisingly vast. Studies have shown that writing about oneself and personal experiences can improve mood disorders, help reduce symptoms among cancer patients, improve a person’s health after a heart attack, reduce doctor visits and even boost memory. Now researchers are studying whether the power of writing — and then rewriting — your personal story can lead to behavioral changes and improve happiness. The concept is based on the idea that we all have a personal narrative that shapes our view of the world and ourselves. But sometimes our inner voice doesn’t get it completely right. Some researchers believe that by writing and then editing our own stories, we can change our perceptions of ourselves and identify obstacles that stand in the way of better health. It may sound like self-help nonsense, but research suggests the effects are real.
life  hacker  psychology  life  lesson  storytelling  narrative  creative  writing  journaling  diary 
january 2015 by asterisk2a
The Long Game Part 1: Why Leonardo DaVinci was no genius on Vimeo
honing your craft, put the work in, grind it out, ... sort of the 10k hour rule by gladwell - sort of. // Part 2: http://vimeo.com/87448006 // ++ THE GAP by Ira Glass - http://vimeo.com/85040589 - hone your skill your craft by putting stuff out. period. // ++ “The most important possible thing you can do is do a lot of work.” [...] The question of what makes someone successful has occupied some of history’s greatest minds. For Alexander Graham Bell, success was bound to befall the person “who carefully advances step by step, with his mind becoming wider and wider.” [... prolonged exposure ... grit ... personal growth and professional growth mindset ... there is no overnight success. ] http://www.brainpickings.org/index.php/2014/01/29/ira-glass-success-daniel-sax/
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july 2014 by asterisk2a
Michael Lewis on Writing, Money, and the Necessary Self-Delusion of Creativity | Brain Pickings
“When you’re trying to create a career as a writer, a little delusional thinking goes a long way.” [ he is listening to a 20 track playlist on repeat. others listen to one track on repeat - maybe Hookworms - Away/Towards ] once you've got a hit a commercial success, this pressure to write something next that will one be too ... puts creativity and social value in 2nd place/neglect - unintentionally.
writing  creativity 
october 2013 by asterisk2a
Tim Ferriss | The 4 Hour Method | Oxford Union - YouTube
the product precedes marketing and promotion. "in a world of infinite noise, you have to get extreme, to get peoples attention." >> ON WRITING :: know the beginning, have the beginning and have the end - of what you want to write about (topic, message, blog message) ... and work from there on both ends, towards the middle. >> you can succeed as generalist - like Steve Jobs. You don't need to be a specialist. >> Q&A http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HLWA9V6Ki04 :: MBA has minimal benefit for entrepreneurs (practical knowledge) - when writing - have clear target, then radiate out. - failing is inevitable
lifehacker  Tim  Ferriss  marketing  promotion  Steve  Jobs  writing  noise  failure  MBA  attention  span  life  lesson  attention  startup101 
april 2013 by asterisk2a
Clare Foges: The raven haired poet who wrote David Cameron's EU referendum speech | Mail Online
In an article for ConservativeHome website, she lamented the death of rousing political speech making.
Referring to her hatred of ‘antiseptic oratory’, she said it had many causes. She believed it was the ‘natural successor to spin’, and she attacked politicians for their reluctance to use rhetoric in case they were seen as ‘pretentious’.

She said: ‘So, though no less educated than Gladstone or Churchill, they appeal to the lowest common denominator.

‘Like private school kids shedding their blazer at the bus stop to look cool, they shed the heavy mantle of their education to emulate — and hopefully appeal to — an imaginary “everyman”.’
speech  lowest  common  denominator  public  speaking  Rhetorik  speeches  Politics  speech  writing  Rhetoric 
january 2013 by asterisk2a
Behind the Brand--Tim Ferriss, The 4-Hour Chef - YouTube
talking about the book
talking about selling in digital age
talking about content creation and attention span
people have to trust the messenger before they send out them self the message
writing is thought on paper
polymath is not dead
talks about haters, blogging,
talks about 80/20, fear, goals,

Tim Ferriss, "The Four-Hour Chef": Authors at Google
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gj3RskVvVLA

Samovar Tea Talks with Tim Ferriss
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yiLqVyupvkc

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xTn5hjVnsws

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hw7i-2ntS34

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HAJBnwBxAWs

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QEpCOtVZl74

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gHaMAlvzTpM
goals  fear  Pareto  principle  rule  80/20  rule  happieness  internet  culture  hater  blogging  entrepeneurship  lifehacks  lifehacker  life  lesson  polymath  book  writing  elevator  pitch  selling  social  marketing  digitalnatives  digital-content  digital-economy  marketing  attention  span  content  creator  Tim  Ferriss 
january 2013 by asterisk2a
Foer & Shteyngart: The Final and Last Death of the Novel - YouTube
A panel consisting of Jonathan Safran Foer, Tea Obreht, and Gary Shteyngart contemplates the death of the novel. Foer believes the novel can't compete with technology, while Shteyngart sees fiction as the new poetry.
digitalnatives  digital-economy  digital-content  publishing2.0  publishing  writing  fiction  novel 
october 2012 by asterisk2a
Gawker's March Editorial Review Memo: Essentially 'Stop Writing Shitty Headlines.' Also "MOAR SEX CRIMES PLZKTHX" - New York News - Runnin' Scared
The stories that hit the Big Board in the office are usually pretty
well packaged; but there are still so many that could make it and
don't because the headline is too bloggy, too insidery, too clever,
too complicated or too opaque.

It's tragic: a few minutes of thought about the headline and a bit of
maturity could save that story you just sweated over.
blogging  journalism  metrics  audience  gawker  blogosphere  writing  headline  headlines  style  guide 
april 2010 by asterisk2a
Seth's Blog: Publishing books to make money...
is a little like hanging out in a singles bar if you want to get married.

It might work, but there are way better ways to accomplish your goal.

If you love writing or making music or blogging or any sort of performing art, then do it. Do it with everything you've got. Just don't plan on using it as a shortcut to making a living.

The only people who should plan on making money from writing a book are people who made money on their last book. Everyone else should either be in it for passion, trust, referrals, speaking, consulting, change-making, tenure, connections or joy.
publishing  writing  books  blog  blogging  publishing2.0 
march 2010 by asterisk2a
BBC News - Children who use technology are 'better writers'
Children who blog, text or use social networking websites have better writing skills than those who do not, according to the National Literacy Trust.

A survey of 3,001 children aged nine to 16 found that 24% had their own blog and 82% sent text messages at least once a month.

In addition 73% used instant messaging services to chat online with friends.

However, 77% still put real pen to paper to write notes in class or do their school homework.

Of the children who neither blogged nor used social network sites, 47% rated their writing as "good" or "very good", while 61% of the bloggers and 56% of the social networkers said the same.

"Our research suggests a strong correlation between kids using technology and wider patterns of reading and writing," Jonathan Douglas, director of the National Literacy Trust, told BBC News.
technology  education  literacy  socialnetworking  blogging  effects  writing  style  study 
december 2009 by asterisk2a
The List of N Things
I bet you the current issue of Cosmopolitan has an article whose title begins with a number. "7 Things He Won't Tell You about Sex," or something like that. Some popular magazines feature articles of this type on the cover of every issue. That can't be happening by accident. Editors must know they attract readers.

Why do readers like the list of n things so much? Mainly because it's easier to read than a regular article. [1] Structurally, the list of n things is a degenerate case of essay. An essay can go anywhere the writer wants. In a list of n things the writer agrees to constrain himself to a collection of points of roughly equal importance, and he tells the reader explicitly what they are.
writing  essay  communication  psychology  essays  rhetoric  paulgraham  lists  list  structure  business  presentation 
october 2009 by asterisk2a
The new rules of news | Dan Gillmor | Comment is free | guardian.co.uk
You may have noticed – you could hardly miss it – the blizzard of anniversary stories last month about the fall of Lehman Brothers, an event that helped spark last year's financial meltdown. The coverage reminded me that journalists failed to do their jobs before last year's crisis emerged, and have continued to fail since then.

It also reminds me of a few pet peeves about the way traditional journalists operate. So here's a list of 22 things, not in any particular order, that I'd insist upon if I ran a news organization.
journalism  media  news  newspapers  writing  communication  blogging  ethics  code-of-conduct  manifesto  rules  blog 
october 2009 by asterisk2a

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