Author Archives: Melody Godfred

About Melody Godfred

Writer. Blogger. Editor. Thinker. Author. Check out my debut novel, THE AGENCY: HOLLYWOOD TALENT, CIA MANAGED: http://amzn.to/qqSGSy

Creativity Inspires Creativity – SFMOMA’s Sugary Sweet Art Confections

As an art enthusiast with a sweet tooth, I felt as though this cake inspired by Piet Mondrian’s block composition came to me in a dream. There’s nothing more intriguing than art inspiring art — especially when the final masterpiece … Continue reading

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Wine and Writing – Does Alcohol Make Us More Creative?

Thanks to writers like Ernest Hemingway, alcohol has become a legendary agent for getting brilliant words flow out of one’s pen. But as it turns out, alcohol also gets the words flowing in a more literal sense — as a … Continue reading

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Think (Or Don’t Think) Before You Write – Writerus Plannerus vs. Writerus Doerus

Whenever I talk to a fellow writer about his or her latest masterpiece, the conversation always ends up at the same age-old creative crossroads: is it better to outline first or to simply write? I’m a doer, and for some … Continue reading

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Five Tips for a Better Resume – Los Angeles Resume Writer | Write In Color

Should I include an objective on my resume? What about references? Is a classic resume design the most professional? How many years of experience do employers want to see? Write In Color hears these questions a lot from our resume … Continue reading

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Archer Pro – Typography’s Golden Child

What do Martha Stewart, Wells Fargo, Father’s Office, the NFL and Bare Escentuals have in common? Archer Pro. In case you haven’t noticed, this little slab serif has taken the design world by storm. Maybe it’s the way its j, … Continue reading

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Homonyms – The Fraternal (Not Identical) Twins of Grammar

Homonyms. You’ll know them when you see them, but not when you hear them. They are words that sound identical but have different spellings and different meanings. Think of them as the fraternal twins of grammar. There are hundreds of … Continue reading

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Roger Ebert – Remembering A True Story Connoisseur

“Citizen Kane and vanilla Haagen-Dazs ice cream.” That was Roger Ebert’s immediate answer when he was asked years ago what movie and food would be abundant in heaven. It provides a bit of solace to think that the legendary film … Continue reading

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Want, Need, Get, Forget | Escaping the Consumer Manifesto

Fellow consumerists, it’s time for reform. A few weeks ago, I was watching a TV show (House of Lies, to be exact) when a song played during the closing credits that I fell in love with. It’s a feeling I … Continue reading

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The Art of the BCC | Learn From Craigslist Joe How to Properly BCC Mass Emails

One of my biggest pet peeves is when someone sends out a mass emails but doesn’t BCC (blind carbon copy) the email addresses. With one click, not only do they share your email address with the world (making it susceptible … Continue reading

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Something Treasured by Maram Nassar | Creatrepreneurism is Contagious

Meet Maram Nassar. Up until last year, Maram was working at a big, corporate entertainment company doing marketing and promotions. And she was great at it. And she didn’t even hate it. But she wasn’t quite passionate about it. Always … Continue reading

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