Write, read, and revise while standing in your audience’s shoes: Once we writers lay down a sentence and feel we’ve relayed a concept, it can be hard to look at our words with fresh eyes and stand in the shoes of the reader. But failing to try to read from our primary audience’s perspective can cause us to miss huge holes in our writing that could have been easily filled. For example, once I read an article on writing an effective proposal, and it wasn’t until six paragraphs in that I could guess the author meant a business proposal. However, nowhere in the entire piece was the phrase “business proposal” ever used. The meaning of “proposal” could have alternately meant an op-ed proposal to a problem, a book proposal, a grant proposal, a marriage proposal, or something else. If the author had stood in his or her reader’s shoes and remembered, “Hmm, I’m new to this piece. What is this about? What does the writer … [Read more...] about 5 More Things You Need to Know to Become a Great Author
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Your brain will eat whatever you feed it. The content of the information we consume or access from our memories is going to give our emotions shape. Our emotional state depends to a large extent on what we pay attention to, what we are thinking of, what we talk about, what actions we are carrying out. This means that when we tune into content that is negative, alarming, ominous, and upsetting, the feelings we experience will also be in that same range. … [Read more...] about Reducing the Risk of Emotional Fatigue During the Pandemic
But until today, the differences between humans and animals are still emphasized. A few years ago, I heard a talk about the inner clock in humans and animals at an interdisciplinary conference. The lecturing biologist concluded his lecture with the warning that there could be unexpected side effects if we do not respect our inner clock. … [Read more...] about Do Animals Think?
Reading is always an option; how about starting or resuming the book you’ve been meaning to get to? Or perhaps re-engaging with the musical instrument that’s collecting dust in the attic? Other options might include doing a virtual museum tour (there are many of these, including at the Smithsonian, Guggenheim, and Van Gogh museums), starting a home improvement project, doing crossword or jigsaw puzzles, or sketching/painting. These sorts of mentally stimulating hobbies can help distract us from the challenges we’re all facing, and promote positive feelings related to engaging in something personally meaningful. … [Read more...] about 7 Ways to Promote Brain Health During a Pandemic
A beautiful Sufi story lays emphasis on adopting a practical approach to life at the same time being devoted to god. A man once stopped by a mosque on his way back home from the market with his camel. He left his camel outside and settled to pray. … [Read more...] about Trust god But Tie Up Your Camel !