Library of Notes
Compost from some of the things I enjoyed reading
You Are a Writer-ID-17564517 Metadata Author:: Jeff Goins Title:: You Are a Writer Category:: books BookID:: 17564517 %% #todo-inbox You Are a Writer → %% Highlights though: Genius is very simple. Simple, but not (Location 316) stalling and playing around and actually get stuff done. Writing is no different. (Location 341) important. Because in the failure, you can learn. You’ll have to learn the (Location 346) writing something that matters, people will disagree (Location 391) necessary: Fans: You need to build meaningful (Location 822)
Writing the Blockbuster Novel-ID-17564518 Metadata Author:: Albert Zuckerman Title:: Writing the Blockbuster Novel Category:: books BookID:: 17564518 %% #todo-inbox Writing the Blockbuster Novel → %% Highlights The most widely read authors are almost invariably those most open to suggestions and constructive criticism from trusted editors, agents, and fellow professional writers. (Location 234)
Writing Into the Dark-ID-17564495 Metadata Author:: Dean Wesley Smith Title:: Writing Into the Dark Category:: books BookID:: 17564495 %% #todo-inbox Writing Into the Dark → %% Highlights But eventually, if you are going to be around for a long time and writing, you need to feed the reader part of your brain and just write for fun. Otherwise, knowing the ending of a novel, having it all figured out ahead of time, is just too dull and boring and way too much work.
Writing Down the Bones-ID-17564499 Metadata Author:: Natalie Goldberg and Julia Cameron Title:: Writing Down the Bones Category:: books BookID:: 17564499 %% #todo-inbox Writing Down the Bones → %% Highlights First thoughts have tremendous energy. It is the way the mind first flashes on something. The internal censor usually squelches them, so we live in the realm of second and third thoughts, thoughts on thought, twice and three times removed from the direct connection of the first fresh flash.
Words Are My Matter-ID-17564471 Metadata Author:: [Ursula K. Le Guin](Ursula%20K.%20Le%20Guin.md) Title:: Words Are My Matter Category:: books BookID:: 17564471 %% #todo-inbox Words Are My Matter → %% Highlights I think the imagination is the single most useful tool mankind possesses. It beats the opposable thumb. I can imagine living without my thumbs, but not without my imagination. (Location 168) The imagination is an essential tool of the mind, a fundamental way of thinking, an indispensable means of becoming and remaining human.
When-ID-17564508 Metadata Author:: Daniel H. Pink Title:: When Category:: books BookID:: 17564508 %% #todo-inbox When → %% Highlights The best endings don’t leave us happy. Instead, they produce something richer—a rush of unexpected insight, a fleeting moment of transcendence, the possibility that by discarding what we wanted we’ve gotten what we need. (Location 2170)
Waking the Tiger-ID-17564476 Metadata Author:: Peter A. Levine, Ann Frederick Title:: Waking the Tiger Category:: books BookID:: 17564476 %% #todo-inbox Waking the Tiger → %% Highlights If you bring forth that which is within you, Then that which is within you Will be your salvation. If you do not bring forth that which is within you, Then that which is within you Will destroy you. (Location 220) In trauma we know that the mind becomes profoundly altered.
Ultralearning-ID-17564511 Metadata Author:: Scott Young Title:: Ultralearning Category:: books BookID:: 17564511 %% #todo-inbox Ultralearning → %% Highlights Directness is the practice of learning by directly doing the thing you want to learn. Basically, it’s improvement through active practice rather than through passive learning. The phrases learning something new and practicing something new may seem similar, but these two methods can produce profoundly different results. Passive learning creates knowledge.
The Story Grid-ID-17564519 Metadata Author:: Shawn Coyne and Steven Pressfield Title:: The Story Grid Category:: books BookID:: 17564519 %% #todo-inbox The Story Grid → %% Highlights Focusing on the struggle to get objects of desire will make up for almost every other kind of Story misstep. But wishy-washy choices for the objects of desire will destroy the most stunning secondary subplots. Without fail. (Location 1138)
The Stormlight Archive 4 - ID-17564484 Metadata Author:: Brandon Sanderson Title:: The Stormlight Archive #4 Category:: books BookID:: 17564484 Highlights “Heroism is a myth you tell idealistic young people—specifically when you want them to go bleed for you. It got one of my sons killed and another taken from me. You can keep your heroism and return to me the lives of those wasted on foolish conflicts.” At least it seemed (Location 491) “Many of the ardents who train there seem pretty wise to me,” she said.
The Righteous Mind-ID-17564479 Metadata Author:: Jonathan Haidt Title:: The Righteous Mind Category:: books BookID:: 17564479 %% #todo-inbox The Righteous Mind → %% Highlights Moral systems are interlocking sets of values, virtues, norms, practices, identities, institutions, technologies, and evolved psychological mechanisms that work together to suppress or regulate self-interest and make cooperative societies possible.66 (Location 4504)
The PDA Paradox-ID-17564492 Metadata Author:: Harry Thompson and Felicity Evans Title:: The PDA Paradox Category:: books BookID:: 17564492 %% #todo-inbox The PDA Paradox → %% Highlights It is for this reason that I prefer to describe PDA as ‘an instinctual desire to be free’ rather than ‘an anxiety-driven need to remain in control’. (Location 185) For parents who are looking for a way to get their autistic children to help around the house, then indirectness may be an alternative to demands.
The Ones Who Walk Away From Omelas-ID-17564488 Metadata Author:: Ursula K. Le Guin Title:: The Ones Who Walk Away From Omelas Category:: books BookID:: 17564488 %% #todo-inbox The Ones Who Walk Away From Omelas → %% Highlights “Where do you get your ideas from, Ms Le Guin?” From forgetting Dostoyevsky and reading road signs backwards, naturally. Where else? (Location 45)
The ONE Thing-ID-17564501 Metadata Author:: Gary Keller, Jay Papasan Title:: The ONE Thing Category:: books BookID:: 17564501 %% #todo-inbox Writing Down the Bones → %% Highlights Curly: Do you know what the secret of life is? Mitch: No. What? Curly: This. [He holds up one finger.] Mitch: Your finger? Curly: One thing. Just one thing. You stick to that and everything else don’t mean sh*t. Mitch: That’s great, but what’s the “one thing”?
The Mistress Manual-ID-17564480 Metadata Author:: Mistress Lorelei Title:: The Mistress Manual Category:: books BookID:: 17564480 %% #todo-inbox The Mistress Manual → %% Highlights But even I, who was glad to demolish a male’s intellectual pretensions with a single scorching phrase, needed to overcome a certain learned passiveness. Sexually and intellectually I was a tigress, but all too often during relationships I became a kitten, which was disappointing to males and damaging to (Location 641)
The Mammoth Book of Celtic Myths and Legends-ID-17564505 Metadata Author:: Peter Berresford Ellis Title:: The Mammoth Book of Celtic Myths and Legends Category:: books BookID:: 17564505 %% #todo-inbox The Mammoth Book of Celtic Myths and Legends → %% Highlights The Vedas, four books of learning composed in North India, in the period 1000–500 BC, are named from the Sanskrit root vid, meaning “knowledge”. This same root occurs in Old Irish as uid, meaning “observation, perception and knowledge”.
The Highly Sensitive Person-ID-17564510 Metadata Author:: Elaine N. Aron Phd Title:: The Highly Sensitive Person Category:: books BookID:: 17564510 %% #todo-inbox Steering the Craft → %% Highlights seemingly odd mixture of traits emerging from study after study of gifted adults: impulsivity, curiosity, the strong need for independence, a high energy level, along with introversion, intuitiveness, emotional sensitivity, and nonconformity. (Location 2439)
The Fifth Season-ID-17564497 Metadata Author:: N. K. Jemisin Title:: The Fifth Season Category:: books BookID:: 17564497 %% #todo-inbox The Fifth Season → %% Highlights LET’S START WITH THE END of the world, why don’t we? Get it over with and move on to more interesting things. (Location 52)
The Empath’s Survival Guide-ID-17564506 Metadata Author:: Judith Orloff Title:: The Empath’s Survival Guide Category:: books BookID:: 17564506 %% #todo-inbox The Empath’s Survival Guide → %% Highlights IF YOU FEEL AS IF YOU DON’T FIT INTO THIS WORLD, IT’S BECAUSE YOU’RE HERE TO CREATE A BETTER ONE. Author Unknown (Location 88)
The Complete Malazan Book of the Fallen-ID-17564478 Metadata Author:: Steven Erikson Title:: The Complete Malazan Book of the Fallen Category:: books BookID:: 17564478 %% #todo-inbox The Complete Malazan Book of the Fallen → %% Highlights “Every decision you make can change the world. The best life is the one the gods don’t notice. You want to live free, boy, live quietly.” “I want to be a soldier. A hero.
The Complete Fiction of H. P. Lovecraft-ID-17564468 Metadata Author:: H. P. Lovecraft Title:: The Complete Fiction of H. P. Lovecraft Category:: books BookID:: 17564468 %% #todo-inbox The Complete Fiction of H. P. Lovecraft → %% Highlights I have said that I dwelt apart from the visible world, but I have not said that I dwelt alone. This no human creature may do; for lacking the fellowship of the living, he inevitably draws upon the companionship of things that are not, or are no longer, living.
The Bullet Journal Method-ID-17564485 Metadata Author:: Ryder Carroll Title:: The Bullet Journal Method Category:: books BookID:: 17564485 %% #todo-inbox The Stormlight Archive #4 → %% Highlights I became fascinated with order and discipline, qualities that to me seemed as beautiful as they did foreign. (Location 90) One possible explanation for our productivity slowdown is that we’re paralyzed by information overload. As Daniel Levitin writes in The Organized Mind, information overload is worse for our focus than exhaustion or smoking marijuana.
Instead of confronting a terrifying blank page, I’m looking at a document filled with quotes: from letters, from primary sources, from scholarly papers, sometimes even my own notes. It’s a great technique for warding off the siren song of procrastination. Before I hit on this approach, I used to lose weeks stalling before each new chapter, because it was just a big empty sea of nothingness. Now each chapter starts life as a kind of Archipelago of inspiring quotes, which makes it seem far less daunting.
Stories of Your Life and Others-ID-17564474 Metadata Author:: Ted Chiang Title:: Stories of Your Life and Others Category:: books BookID:: 17564474 %% #todo-inbox Stories of Your Life and Others → %% Highlights nagging cough. At my computer I delimited certain sections of the spectrograph and (Location 1621) linguists at the other looking glasses met via videoconferencing to share what we had learned about the heptapod language. The videoconferencing made for an incongruous working environment: (Location 1762) do there, you won’t have time to play with (Location 1845)
Steering the Craft-ID-17564509 Metadata Author:: Ursula K. Le Guin Title:: Steering the Craft Category:: books BookID:: 17564509 %% #todo-inbox Steering the Craft → %% Highlights An awareness of what your own writing sounds like is an essential skill for a writer. (Location 153) The chief duty of a narrative sentence is to lead to the next sentence—to keep the story going. Forward movement, pace, and rhythm are words that are going to return often in this book.
Risk Forward-ID-17564487 Metadata Author:: Victoria Labalme Title:: Risk Forward Category:: books BookID:: 17564487 %% #todo-inbox Risk Forward → %% Highlights All along, I had simply taken the next step, not knowing where it would lead. I had followed what lit me up. And it lit other people up. As I continued giving keynotes and workshops in different countries, I became acutely aware of something: people so often spoke about the importance of clarity, goals, and decisiveness, but in hallways or over lunch, many would lean in and whisper to me that they were unsure of their decisions, direction, or next steps.
Playdhd-ID-17564472 Metadata Author:: Kirsten Miliken Title:: Playdhd Category:: books BookID:: 17564472 %% #todo-inbox Playdhd → %% Highlights Play can take many different forms, including humor, adventure, physical, competition, creativity, storytelling, collecting, and performing. It can be social, creative, digital, active, and intellectual. It can happen at home, at work, outside, inside, with other people, or by yourself. While propriety may require that you “take things seriously” in some settings, there is no end to the possibilities for how, where, and when to play.
PDA by PDAers-ID-17564496 Metadata Author:: Sally Cat Title:: PDA by PDAers Category:: books BookID:: 17564496 %% #todo-inbox PDA by PDAers → %% Highlights Adult PDA Support Network (Location 61) When I’m pushed over my limit then I need recovery time. This can be hours, days, weeks or even months. It’s a process that can’t be skipped or hurried. I have to carefully plan out my diary so that there is enough time between events for that recovery and prep time.
Passages Saved From iOS-ID-17858746 Metadata Author:: Title:: Passages Saved From iOS Category:: articles BookID:: 17858746 %% #todo-inbox Passages Saved From iOS → %% Highlights Highlights are a product of reading. Notes are a product of thinking Note: Workflow is important here so I’m not wading through a sea of highlights but rather jumping off the springboard of my own thoughts
Never Split the Difference-ID-17564477 Metadata Author:: Chris Voss and Tahl Raz Title:: Never Split the Difference Category:: books BookID:: 17564477 %% #todo-inbox Never Split the Difference → %% Highlights When people are in a positive frame of mind, they think more quickly, and are more likely to collaborate and problem-solve (instead of fight and resist). It applies to the smile-er as much as to the smile-ee: a smile on your face, and in your voice, will increase your own mental agility.
Mind Management, Not Time Management-ID-18395580 Metadata Author:: David Kadavy Title:: Mind Management, Not Time Management Category:: books BookID:: 18395580 %% #todo-inbox Mind Management, Not Time Management → %% Highlights Mind Management, Not Time Management (Location 69) Things are not difficult to make; what is difficult is putting ourselves in the state of mind to make them. —Constantin Brancusi (Location 70) You’re tired all the time. There’s not enough coffee in the world to keep you going.
Mating in Captivity-ID-18701805 Metadata Author:: Esther Perel Title:: Mating in Captivity Category:: books BookID:: 18701805 %% #todo-inbox Mating in Captivity → %% Highlights in the course of establishing security, many couples confuse love with merging. This mix-up is a bad omen for sex. To sustain an élan toward the other, there must be a synapse to cross. Eroticism requires separateness. In other words, eroticism thrives in the space between the self and the other.
How to Make a Living With Your Writing-ID-17564516 Metadata Author:: Joanna Penn Title:: How to Make a Living With Your Writing Category:: books BookID:: 17564516 %% #todo-inbox How to Make a Living With Your Writing → %% Highlights Work out when your most creative time is and use that for first draft creative material. (Location 169) Stop asking permission. You don’t need it. Stop waiting to be chosen.
Passages Saved From iOS-ID-17858746 Metadata Author:: Title:: Passages Saved From iOS Category:: articles BookID:: 17858746 Highlights Highlights are a product of reading. Notes are a product of thinking Note: Workflow is important here so I’m not wading through a sea of highlights but rather jumping off the springboard of my own thoughts
Godin - This is Marketing Godin “this is marketing” “Marketing is a chance to change the culture for the better.” being discovered is the LAST part of marketing, not the first → consider what MOVED me while writing each book →→ song of sundering: rogue one prologue ending “come, child, we have a long journey ahead.” →→ H & H: arcane, “In trying to be great, we forgot to do good.
Firstborn-ID-17564483 Metadata Author:: Brandon Sanderson Title:: Firstborn Category:: books BookID:: 17564483 %% #todo-inbox Firstborn → %% Highlights know how to accomplish it. As always, he grasped the concepts, but not the application. He was not a practical, hands-on commander (Location 225) One could enjoy a grand painting without being able to replicate its brush-strokes. Art was valuable for the very reason that it could be appreciated by those of lesser skill.
Dune-ID-17564481 Metadata Author:: Frank Herbert Title:: Dune Category:: books BookID:: 17564481 %% #todo-inbox Dune → %% Highlights Greatness is a transitory experience. It is never consistent. It depends in part upon the myth-making imagination of humankind. The person who experiences greatness must have a feeling for the myth he is in. He must reflect what is projected upon him. And he must have a strong sense of the sardonic.
Digital Zettelkasten-ID-18391697 Metadata Author:: David Kadavy Title:: Digital Zettelkasten Category:: books BookID:: 18391697 %% #todo-inbox Digital Zettelkasten → %% Highlights My digital Zettelkasten allows me to seamlessly engage my thoughts with a high-powered database of the most interesting things I’ve read or thought – things I know I know, but which are just beyond the reach of my consciousness. (Location 71) Low-effort production for a distracted world (Location 77) As Nir Eyal has pointed out in Indistractible, humans have been prone to distractions for all of recorded history.
Crazy Is a Compliment-ID-17564490 Metadata Author:: Linda Rottenberg Title:: Crazy Is a Compliment Category:: books BookID:: 17564490 %% #todo-inbox Crazy Is a Compliment → %% Highlights If you’re not called crazy when you launch something new, it means you’re not thinking big enough. (Location 486)
Content Mavericks-ID-17564520 Metadata Author:: Andrew Pickering and Peter Gartland Title:: Content Mavericks Category:: books BookID:: 17564520 %% #todo-inbox Content Mavericks → %% Highlights Your challenge if you are content poor is to really dig deep as to what your potential customers want to know about, and create content on that. (Location 290) I’m going to create content for ______, so they can ______. (Location 296) your brand also gives you a framework for coming up with unique content ideas (Location 335) If your content isn’t unique, if it isn’t building your brand, if it isn’t making people fall in love with you, then you’re going to have a long, tough journey.
Connecting With the Autism Spectrum-ID-17564491 Metadata Author:: Casey “Remrov” Vormer Title:: Connecting With the Autism Spectrum Category:: books BookID:: 17564491 %% #todo-inbox Connecting With the Autism Spectrum → %% Highlights A 2009 study published in Human Brain Mapping and led by researchers from Harvard University and the University of Montreal showed that autistic people are up to 40 percent faster at problem-solving because they tend to have a more highly developed perception than neurotypical people.
Building a Second Brain-ID-18250934 Metadata Author:: Tiago Forte Title:: Building a Second Brain Category:: books BookID:: 18250934 %% #todo-inbox Building a Second Brain → %% Highlights Your mind is for having ideas, not holding them. —David Allen, author of Getting Things Done (Location 105) I’ve had my fair share of challenges, but at each stage of my journey, treating my thoughts as treasures worth keeping has been the pivotal element in everything I’ve overcome and achieved.
Bow Down-ID-17564486 Metadata Author:: Lindsay Goldwert Title:: Bow Down Category:: books BookID:: 17564486 %% #todo-inbox Bow Down → %% Highlights A dominatrix knows power is not about putting others down or causing pain; true power is the ability to affect positive change in oneself and others. —SIMONE JUSTICE (Location 105) The art of domination is a mix of sensuality, performance, empathy, and fantasy interpretation. (Location 108) To be successful and to sustain a career, the desire to dominate must be in her DNA.
Book Launch Blueprint-ID-17564512 Metadata Author:: Tim Grahl Title:: Book Launch Blueprint Category:: books BookID:: 17564512 %% #todo-inbox Ultralearning → %% Highlights You have to believe, in the deepest part of your soul, that it is a good thing for readers to buy and read your book. (Location 159) Find a quiet place where you can spend a few hours. Now write down exactly why you wrote your book.
Black Swan on Negotiation Related to Never Split the Difference & Negotiation Being an effective negotiator means treating your counterpart how they wish to be treated—and leaving your own preferences out of it. Although you may see being direct as a form of respect, it can just as easily come off as an attack to someone with a different negotiating style. there are only three types of negotiators: Analysts, Accommodators, and Assertives.
Be a Writing Machine-ID-17564494 Metadata Author:: M.L. Ronn Title:: Be a Writing Machine Category:: books BookID:: 17564494 %% #todo-inbox Be a Writing Machine → %% Highlights I’m prolific because the experiences in my life have allowed me to remove all fear and therefore work harder and faster than I ever thought possible. I fear nothing and no one. I give zero fucks about what people think about me or my work; I just sit down and I make stuff up, trusting that my work is making a difference in people’s lives.
Awakening the Heroes Within-ID-17564503 Metadata Author:: Carol S. Pearson Title:: Awakening the Heroes Within Category:: books BookID:: 17564503 %% #todo-inbox Awakening the Heroes Within → %% Highlights ARCHETYPE: Lover GOAL: Bliss FEAR: Loss of love DRAGON/PROBLEM: Love it RESPONSE TO TASK: Follow your bliss GIFT/VIRTUE: Passion, commitment ARCHETYPE: Destroyer GOAL: Metamorphosis FEAR: Annihilation DRAGON/PROBLEM: Allow dragon to slay it RESPONSE TO TASK: Let go GIFT/VIRTUE: Humility ARCHETYPE: Creator GOAL: Identity FEAR: Inauthenticity DRAGON/PROBLEM: Claim it as part of the self RESPONSE TO TASK: Self-creation, self-acceptance GIFT/VIRTUE: Individuality, vocation ARCHETYPE: Ruler GOAL: Order FEAR: Chaos DRAGON/PROBLEM: Find its constructive uses RESPONSE TO TASK: Take full responsibility for your life GIFT/VIRTUE: Responsibility, control ARCHETYPE: Magician GOAL: Transformation FEAR: Evil sorcery DRAGON/PROBLEM: Transform it (Location 263) The Shadow Sides of the Archetypes ARCHETYPE SHADOW Innocent Evidenced in a capacity for denial so that you do not let yourself know what is really going on.
Never Forget the Ultimate Goal of Building Social Media is to Build My Email List Art: Building Social Media Accounts Building an Audience on Instagram Requires Proactive Work Connect yourself with others Collab with other artists (use IG’s collab feature to share your reach) do this iDITYS challenges Use other platforms like reddit to drive traffic to IG IG Reels & Tiktok Are the Current Focused Content. You Can Grow Fastest on Social by Always Making the Focused Content the Platform is Trying to Grow.
A Mission to Reach the Solar Gravitational Lens in 30 Years-ID-17606042 Metadata Author:: Andy Tomaswick Title:: A Mission to Reach the Solar Gravitational Lens in 30 Years Category:: articles BookID:: 17606042 URL:: https://www.universetoday.com/156856/a-mission-to-reach-the-solar-gravitational-lens-in-30-years/ %% #todo-inbox A Mission to Reach the Solar Gravitational Lens in 30 Years → %% Highlights However, so far, only three projects have gone on to receive Phase III funding. And one of those just released a white paper describing a mission to get a telescope that could effectively see biosignatures on nearby exoplanets by utilizing the gravitational lens of our own Sun.