Textual Playlists

Chances are you have a playlist of music you like to listen to while working. Frank Chimero introduces the idea of having playlists of texts, a kind of morgue file “one made of the best writing on the web I come across.”

I love the idea and think of it as a playlist of things to re-read when tackling difficult creative challenges or to regain perspective when overwhelmed by deadlines. His playlist of ten texts includes Marlin Mann’s Better and Kurt Vonnegut’s How To Write With Style and eight more you should check out. 

As if to make the process of starting your own playlist easier we get, via Kottke, this comprehensive list of The Best Magazine Articles Ever. It’s a long list and sure to provide plenty of reading material with classic articles by Gay Talese, Hunter S. Thompson, David Foster Wallace and many others. 

Time to start your own textual playlist. What would you include?

Antonio Ortiz

Antonio Ortiz has always been an autodidact with an eclectic array of interests. Fascinated with technology, advertising and culture he has forged a career that combines them all. In 1991 Antonio developed one of the very first websites to market the arts. It was text based, only available to computer scientists, and increased attendance to the Rutgers Arts Center where he had truly begun his professional career. Since then Antonio has been an early adopter and innovator merging technology and marketing with his passion for art, culture and entertainment. For a more in-depth look at those passions, visit SmarterCreativity.com.

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