The illustrations can’t distract the reader from the story. They have to enhance the story, the experience of the story.
Malcolm Gladwell for Design Matters
As a plagiarism sceptic I don’t actually believe in the phrase “someone else’s words”. (…) Words belong to the world once you publish them.
Malcolm Gladwell for The Sins of Literature
10,000 hours of practice is required to achieve the level of mastery associated with being a world class expert in anything. (…)
In study after study of composers, basketball players, fiction writers, ice skaters, concert pianist, chess players, this number comes up again and again. 10,000 hours is equivalent of roughly three hours a day or twenty hours a week of practice over ten years of practice.
Outliers: The Story of Success by Malcolm Gladwell