Good advice. I'm quite sure I'm guilty of some of these.
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Such great advice, and beautifully rendered.
Don’t wait. Writers are the only artists I know of who expect to get somewhere by waiting. Everyone knows you have to dance to be a dancer, you have to sing to be a singer, you have to act to be an actor, but far too many people seem to believe that you. don’t have to write to be a writer. So, instead of writing, they wait. Isaac Asimov said it beautifully in just six words: “It’s the writing that teaches you.” Writing is what teaches you. Writing is what leads to “inspiration.” Writing is what generates ideas. Nothing else-and nothing less. Don’t meditate, don’t do yoga, don’t do drugs. Just write.
DANIEL QUINN (via booksandpublishing)
REBLOGGING TIMES TEN!
James Patterson’s books account for one out of every 17 hardcover novels purchased in the United States. The wildly prolific and popular author talks to Co.Create about how to tell a story that will hook people in.
Don’t forget you’re writing code for other people to read. This is the single most important thing you can learn as a programmer. “Does it run?” is the minimum requirement for a good program. After it runs, spend the time needed to clean it up so it’s presentable and well-factored.
Even if you are coding by yourself, future you will thank you.
Coding, like any other form of writing, has an audience. Consider that audience when you write. Everything else about being a great programmer flows from this one simple idea.
Will Smith, on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, offering advice to his kids on staying active in show business
Your art is a gift to people, to help their lives be better…be brighter.
A very good list, indeed.
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“Hire Great People” is an evergreen priority for every startup founder, whether it’s the company’s first employee or 1,000th. I’ve already written about how mission-driven founders have a recruitin…
Great advice, as always, from Hunter.