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A Psychologist's Thoughts on Clinical Practice, Behavior, and Life

Advice to Writers From Somerset Maugham

"The writer should seek his reward in the pleasure of his work and in release from the burden of his thought; and, indifferent to aught else, care nothing for praise or censure, failure or success." - From The Moon and Sixpense

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An eminent author's words, for all writers to live by:

"It is a salutary discipline to consider the vast number of books that are written, the fair hopes with which their authors see them published, and the fate which awaits them. What chance is there that any book will make its way among the multitude?

"And the successful books are but the successes of  Read More 
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Iceland's Only Nobel Literature Laureate

There’s an interesting article in the Autumn 2015 issue of Scandinavian Review about Scandinavian Nobel laureate writers. Authors tend to have uncommon lives but Iceland writer, Halldór Laxness, who was awarded the Nobel Prize in 1955, may top the cake. His life went from Luxembourg monk to American screenwriter to best-selling novelist. He was  Read More 
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The Creation of Advancing Technology and Art

While producing advancing technology and art both demand creativity, they differ greatly. The conceptual creation of a Google-type enterprise requires a broad, expert knowledge of technology, including its current use in society, and its products advance societal development. But the motivation for artistic creation is to partially resolve the author's emotional  Read More 
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