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  • Brigit Law 4:30 pm on August 20, 2012 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Architecture, , Erol Han Havaceken,   

    Communicating The True Colors of Society 

    Beautifully displayed, these true colors of society in name and paint!

    Photo by Erol Han Havaceken, currently featured by Art & Architecture on Facebook.

     
  • Brigit Law 4:21 pm on June 29, 2012 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , Leith Hall, ,   

    Balls of Steel in Storytelling 

    I just read an article from The Writers Store that one need balls of steel to get a story out (ref. The Writers Store). Whilst this may be true, it seems to me that one needs only feather light balls for closing doors to a story.

    Recently, the doors to Leith Hall – a beautiful 17th century Scottish laird’s residence overlooking some of Aberdeenshire’s finest rolling countryside in Scotland – were closed. Most probably because of lack of money or using the wrong pair of balls.

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  • Brigit Law 10:24 pm on May 6, 2012 Permalink | Reply  

    Creative Writing – Why everyone should learn it 

    Actually, it is quite difficult, creative writing. Why? Because the goal of creative writing is to move beyond sharing information and express thoughts, opinions and feelings on a subject. Nevertheless, it is extremely important for anyone to learn to do it as it is one of the best ways to generate new ideas and solutions in our communities.

    True creative writing is the only way to get inspired by and to inspire others with. It’s really is great stuff for advancing in leadership, education, economic growth en social enrichment.

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    • beckony 10:39 pm on May 6, 2012 Permalink | Reply

      One reason I dislike the emphasis on math and science is because I think they’re useless without an equal emphasis on creative thought. No one ever made a groundbreaking discovery by thinking the same way everyone else did, yet as a society we are so likely to dismiss the artists and the writers because they aren’t “useful.” In reality I think culture is just as important as hard sciences.

  • Brigit Law 2:18 pm on February 28, 2011 Permalink | Reply  

    White Space: A Quick Mind Catcher In Social Media 

    Good afternoon!

    Today, I’d like to share with you a new & fresh idea for successful communication & storytelling with Social Media: the use of ‘White Space’.

    In a time where people slowly start recognizing the need for individual Guidelines and Writing Patterns when using Social Media for their online communication and dialogue, I’d like to point out to you the use of ‘white space’ in script writing.

    The Script Lab recommends here white space on the page as a clever and practical way to get the reader to turn pages: fast and furious. Imagine if you could get the same effect when building in blanks – or breaks – in your talk online.

    According to The Script Lab, “the screenwriter must start scenes as late as possible and get out early. The less words that can be used to accomplish each scene without losing the voice of the writer, the better. It’s simple: less words means less reading. And if there is one absolute in Hollywood, it is that NOBODY READS.” Well, – perhaps sadly but truly – the latter is not only an absolute in Hollywood anymore …

    The function of white spaces in writing intrigues me. I remember a participant at one of my workshops – a very skilled female architect who had set up a very decent architect bureau in Germany and now leading a small team of young architects – that she had stopped using Twitter because of the noise. She felt that the way people twittered, prevented her from properly hearing anyone or anyone to hear her. A real shame, because she had like many of us, set out using Social Media for letting business grow and establish contacts in new markets.

    People’s behaviour on Social Media is a real obstacle for many. It is like going to a birthday party with lots of (brand) names, faces, words, noise and flickering images. Not easy to engage in if you prefer a string quartet over disco. No wonder that most people either look for the ‘Exit’ sign or just take on the role of a wall flower and rather watch but say nothing.

    But using white spaces is not only a practical way to bring peace to mind online as a handy Mind Set, but is also a Mind Catcher and, therefore, a great but subtle communication instrument to use in Change and Marketing processes.

    Once more, it seems like that many complexities around Social Media can be solved easily in applying a couple of simple writing behaviour and thinking patterns from traditional (screen) writing.

     

     
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