How To Learn The Art Of Creative Writing

How To Learn The Art Of Creative Writing The term creative writing is used to discern certain types of inventive or artistic writing from other general types of writing. The field of creative writing is broad and includes many different formats and genres of writing. The broad and general description of it is purposeful in its effort not to limit the imagination of the potential writer, or that of the reader. Creative writing is totally different from other types of writing, such as technical writing, scientific writing, or copy-driven journalism. The discipline of creative writing includes, but should not be limited to, works of fiction, poetry, personal memoir or autobiography, song lyrics, plays and screenplays, and any mixture of the …

Reasons for Hiring Philadelphia Tax Attorneys

Reasons for Hiring Philadelphia Tax Attorneys Tax is a very complicated matter, especially if you are facing the IRS. At first, it would seem like the IRS cannot be reasoned with. There are people who are so intimidated by the thought of the IRS that they are unable to even question the demands that the agency makes of them. Well, if you have experienced the various intimidation tactics used by the IRS, then what you need is a good tax attorney. If you so happen to live in Philadelphia, then here are some good reasons to hire a Philadelphia tax attorney: 1) Taxes are based on laws– Many people think that accountants have something more to do with taxes than …

Innovation: Can You Take Advantage Of It?

Innovation: Can You Take Advantage Of It? Innovation is simply the foundation of new beginnings. Through innovation we can find new products, learn new techniques, offer better quality and a more simplistic style and even help to bring the dollar out a little farther. But, what many business owners do not realize is that you can use innovation to help move your business to the next level, one that is better for the customer an better for you. Can you ask for more than that? There are several ways in which you can use innovation to help transform your business. For example, it can be as simple as having access to the right information so that you know what the …

Patent Ideas

Patent Ideas KWD: 13/454 = 2.86% Patent Ideas Ideas alone do not qualify for patents. Patent office does not grant patents for “mere ideas or suggestions”. In order for patent ideas to be patentable, there must be an actual, workable invention. The rules in patent ideas also stipulate that the patent be explicit enough such that anyone “ordinarily skilled in the art” can apply what they learn in the patent to make the invention and make it work successfully. Patent ideas are only possible if the idea is used to invent or discover any new and useful process, machine, manufacture, or composition of matter, or any new and useful improvement to an already patented invention. Practically any patent ideas turned …

Economics And Productivity

Economics And Productivity As defined, physical productivity is the quantity of output produced by one unit of production input in a unit of time. In layman’s terms, it could be an equipment which can produce 10 tons of output per hour. Economic productivity, on the other hand, is the value of output acquired from one unit of input. For example, if a worker produces an output of 2 units in an hour (with a price of $10 each), his productivity is $20. Both technological and market elements (output quantities and prices, respectively) interact with one another to determine economic productivity. Calculations One gets the average economic productivity by dividing output value and (time or physical) units of input. In addition, …

Innovation Innovating Breakthrough Invention Patent

Innovation Innovating Breakthrough Invention Patent KWD: 13/417= 3.11% Innovation Innovating Breakthrough Invention Patent Innovation innovating breakthrough invention patent pertains to innovation done to an embodiment or certain parts of prior art. Conditions for Obtaining an Innovation Innovating Breakthrough Invention Patent: 1. Non-Obviousness – meaning that the technology of the innovation innovating breakthrough invention patent must be different enough from the prior art so as to not be obvious in view of the prior art. 2. Novelty – meaning that the technology of the innovation innovating breakthrough invention patent is not “anticipated” or identical to an invention disclosed in a single piece of prior art. 3. Utility – meaning that the Innovation innovating breakthrough invention patent must have a useful purpose. …

Executive Search For Busy People

Executive Search For Busy People What does executive search mean? On what caliber should a person be considered capable of executive level responsibility? Some worthy skills to be capable of are time management, people skills, creativity, budgeting, conflict management, and organization. When selecting possible employees and managers, the head of a company will search for varying levels of executive responsibilities in an individual. However, the test of good character can be easily determined by the stress content in a given situation. Although every hiring person will be looking for an able minded and bodied person to do the job, it is how the executive manages himself and his time that will determine if his quality of life will exceed his …

Patent an Idea

Patent an Idea KWD: 10/430 = 2.32% Patent an Idea Patent office does not grant patents for “mere ideas or suggestions.” The rules also require that the patent be explicit enough such that anyone “ordinarily skilled in the art” can apply what they learn in the patent to make the invention and make it work successfully. One can patent an idea only if the idea is used to invent or discover any new and useful process, machine, manufacture, or composition of matter, or any new and useful improvement to an already patented invention. Practically anything made by humans, subject to the conditions and requirements of the law, is patentable. To patent an idea one must have an invention, not upon …

The Difference Between Critiquing and Criticism

The Difference Between Critiquing and Criticism A work in progress is susceptible to immediate extermination from the most unlikely sources: A spouse, parent, child or close friend can often be the worst people with whom to share your work in progress. Let me give you an example from my own experience. I was working on my novel Petersburg, which was a great joy in my life. I wrote the novel in eighteen months and was hopelessly, madly in love with my characters. Incidentally, Petersburg went on to be a great success. I received a large advance; it was published in hardback as well as softback, reached the best sellers list in England and was translated into German, Italian and Greek. …

Artificial Intelligence … what have we learned through natural ignorance?

Artificial Intelligence … what have we learned through natural ignorance? During the late ’80s and early ’90s, I had the opportunity to work with expert systems in real-time production environments. I found artificial intelligence, or AI, to be thoroughly intriguing. I even went so far as to write an expert system package, under Microsoft Windows, called WindExS. However, as I continued my work, and expanded into other areas of knowledge management and, eventually, remote viewing, I began to find some unusual inconsistencies in the AI world and the desires to create “truly intelligent” and “thinking” machines. One of the issues that people usually claim as a requirement of true intelligence is that “one must have a soul.” These ideas and …

Guerilla Marketing Tactics – Doing What You Can With What You Have

Guerilla Marketing Tactics – Doing What You Can With What You Have The term guerilla marketing was coined by Jay Conrad Levinson and is described in his many books with this term in the title. Here is a brief overview of guerilla marketing tactics and how to get started. What It Is: Guerilla marketing is really a way of thinking and acting in the context of your business. It is about finding any number of tens or maybe hundreds of available creative yet inexpensive ways to market your good or service. It is less about having a big advertising budget and more about thinking like your customers and finding ways to get the message about your value across to them. …

Get Your Creative Juices Flowing!

Get Your Creative Juices Flowing! When you were a child, you were encouraged to release your creativity by drawing, painting, and building sand castles. As you got older, your life got more structured. You were told what classes to take in school and you were told which cubicle space or office to take when you started a new job. Unless you have a very “creative” job such as an artist, musician, or designer, you most likely have a very structured job. You work eight hours a day (or more) and you do the same thing every day. Then you go home and spend a few hours with your family. If you feel repetition of your daily life is holding you …

You Must Be An Artist

You Must Be An Artist “…Meet this solemn question with a strong, simple ‘I must,’ then build your life in accordance with this necessity; your whole life, even into its humblest and most indifferent hour, must become a sign and witness to this impulse.” – Rilke We are, all of us, meant to create. We are creat-ures, thus it is evident in the world around us that as a spider spins a web, a bird builds a nest, humans are possessed of a spiritual and biological mandate to spin and build a world of beauty and function. The human distinction is the ability to make symbols. Symbolism is the art of investing the world around us with meaning by expressing …

It is a common belief that creativity involves making something that is completely original

It is a common belief that creativity involves making something that is completely original We can actually hinder our creativity when we put too much pressure on ourselves to be completely original. What makes a project one-of-a-kind is the individual’s perspective. The creator filters thoughts, emotions, images and whatever else he knows or experiences though his psyche. Creative thinking techniques simply help that individual take a different perspective. Parts of the process of exercising creative thinking techniques that work with perspective involve using your subconscious mind. This is a wonderful place for dreams and unusual thoughts and ideas. This area is also the most difficult to tap on the conscious level. Creative thinking techniques can be used to tap into …

Creativity and Rebellion: Why They Go Hand-in-Hand

Creativity and Rebellion: Why They Go Hand-in-Hand Studies on creative people have consistently demonstrated that creativity is associated with openness to new ideas, risk-taking, and being inner-directed. Do these traits put creative people at odds with the culture and people around them? The answer is sometimes yes and sometimes no. Say for example that Jeremy is a creative child that performs below average in school. He may be seen as a poor student by teachers and parents for “daydreaming” and doing poorly on objective tests. His latent skills as a right- brain thinker might be underappreciated and underdeveloped. Or consider the case of Alycia, a high school teacher who works in a constrictive environment. She is eager to try new …

10 Ways To Boost Your Creativity

10 Ways To Boost Your Creativity Creativity is your birthright – but can often be hidden in the everyday. To facilitate your personal development and self growth, here are some creativity tips you can use to resurrect, refresh and enhance your creative faculties. 1. Look after yourself. Sleep well/Eat well/meditate/do what you enjoy and do it more often (if it is life enhancing!). Creativity is reduced when your senses are dulled. 2. Do something different. We do so much on auto – the route we take to work, newspaper we read, TV programmes we routinely watch. Vary one element of your regular routine for a while. If feasible, take a different route to work, read a different newspaper (especially one …