INSIDE THE ART, CRAFT AND BUSINESS OF WRITING for Film, TV, Books, Stage, Print or Digital Media (with Particular Attention to Comedy)

Happiness is a Warm Desk: How Your Work Area Affects Your Productivity

Some writers put way too much attention into their working environment – and then don’t actually get much work done. Many others (like me) pay barely any attention at all … Continue reading

March 26, 2013 · Leave a comment

Green Means Go: Color Linked to Creativity

German researchers found that when people glanced at the color green, specifically plant green, for two seconds before doing a creative task, it boosted their creative output compared to briefly … Continue reading

February 22, 2013 · 2 Comments

Work Habits: Thomas Edison, Power Napper

Thomas Edison bragged about only needing a few hours sleep at night, but frequently napped and had cots all over his lab, including one in his office. He judged people … Continue reading

February 19, 2013 · 1 Comment

The Science of Productivity

This cute (and short) animated article from backs up a lot of things I’ve been telling clients for years about how to be more productive. Of course, I didn’t … Continue reading

January 15, 2013 · Leave a comment