At the beginning of career every writer thinks that planning is a thrill-killer. Something that takes away the excitement of exploration of a theme and makes it mundane and uninteresting. Because "creativity works in the mysterious ways" or some other nonsense. That's why so many of inexperienced writers stumble upon fairly easy tasks early on. Even an essay on some "out-there" "no-big-deal" subject can be a crushing blow. "Just doing it" is a very bad idea that will not drive you far, not to mention providing you with any privileges. That's why planning is crucial.Read more
Time happens. It flies, it flows. Spending your time in an effective way is a hard task to accomplish. There lies a big problem which is hard to deal with. You see - time has two separate entities in human mind. One is real time - that occurs naturally. The other is clock time - that is 60 seconds in a minute, 60 minutes in an hour and so on. Clock time passes equally. However, real time is relative. It is abstract in its perception - it can go fast, it can drag. Our experience of time is a very tricky thing that makes a lot of problems when it comes to doing something. It might take too much time.Read more
I like watching online lectures. I watch them as a background while web-surfing. I watch them when i need to learn something fast and certain. I watch them when i have nothing else to do. And I urge you to do the same.
In this post (which i hope will start the series) i will leave several video lectures from Yale Online Courses that i find of particular interest. Titles are self-explanatory so i will hold myself off commenting any further.