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Justine Musk
Justine Musk enjoys long walks, over-the-knee boots, subverting the patriarchy and cake. She is the author of two dark fantasies from Roc/Penguin (Bloodangel and Lord of Bones) and a YA supernatural thriller from MTV/Simon+Schuster (Uninvited). Her work has appeared in Marie Claire, The Times of London and various anthologies. She is currently working on a novel called The Decadents. A supporter of Vday and the fight to end violence against girls and women, she blogs at about the intersection of creativity and feminism (a.k.a: being a creative badass). She lives, loves, and drives an electric car in Los Angeles, and is mother to a boypack of five.

Entries by Justine Musk

What It Takes to Become a Billionaire

(50) Comments | Posted May 6, 2015 | 2:00 PM

On Quora, the social question-and-answer site, a user asked: "Will I become a billionaire if I am determined to be one and put in the necessary work required?" The most popular answer by far was provided by Justine Musk. It's reprinted below with permission.

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The Art of Becoming Beautiful

(3) Comments | Posted November 25, 2013 | 12:42 PM

There is a Santa Monica neighborhood that is amazing on Halloween night.

It comes complete with a haunted mansion on the corner. The owner gives out little stuffed animals to kids before sending them through a shrieking flickering maze where hands reach for you in the dark. (And I, the...

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The Art of Thinking Highly of Yourself

(6) Comments | Posted July 22, 2013 | 1:32 PM

Confession. When I was a little girl (age 8) I would write obnoxious things in my diary. Things like:

Life is so great and exciting, especially when you're someone like me, good at writing and school and sports!!!!!

One day (age 13) I came across that diary when I was...

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How to Be Fearlessly Creative

(1) Comments | Posted March 15, 2013 | 12:42 PM

You know that myth about Pandora? he gods give her a box and tell her not to open it -- which, when you think about it, is the one way of ensuring that she will.

So she unwittingly releases all the troubles of the world. At the bottom of...

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Jane Goodall, Too Many Choices and the Art of Giving Yourself Permission

(7) Comments | Posted October 31, 2012 | 8:33 PM

"We don't get to choose what is true. We only get to choose what we do about it."

― Kami Garcia

I love how feminism is often blamed for giving women too many choices.

Like this is a bad thing.

Men, it should be noted, have rather...

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