Category Archives: Writing

Six Word Story Every Day

Today we discovered this interesting project. It is called Six Word Story Every Day. It is daily storytelling exploration through language and typography. Taking a cue from Ernest Hemingway, who, according to literary legend, was once challenged to write a … Continue reading

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The Brand Namer

Have you ever came up with something in your life that needed a name? A dog, a cat, an online avatar,  a website, the name of your company… Pretty hard, huh? Hours spent leafing pages of books or dictionary trying … Continue reading

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NPR’s Journal/Diary Project

  Anthony Stevens tipped us off to this NPR project of interest: As part of the Hidden World of Girls project, NPR is collecting intimate diary entries. With enough of them, they could form a comprehensive tapestry — from elation … Continue reading

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The Problem With Keeping Recipes a “Secret”

 "I am very much against the notion that recipes should be kept secret, or locked away.  I think it’s the absolute antithesis to the nature of loving food and of cooking.  And I should know, my grandfather is a baker … Continue reading

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Doug Gievett’s Writing Tips, the Moleskine Method

Useful tips from Doug Gievett on using Moleskine for organizing your writing chores at his blog. "It’s easy to think that the rough draft of something I’m writing has to be prepared at my desk, at a pre-established time, with … Continue reading

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Evan Wilson: The history behind Word In The Search

Evan Wilson invited us to his blog where he has posted an article about how he used a Moleskine notebook to capture and organize creativity. "Everyone is creative. People don’t tend to organize and focus that abstract creativity. Always have … Continue reading

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Seven pieces of advice about notebooks

Perry Middlemiss wrote to tell us about this post by Margo Lanagan, a major writer for Young Adults in Australia. Her latest novel (TENDER MORSELS) was named an Honor Book in the 2009 Michael L. Printz Award. "Starting off a … Continue reading

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Audio Sighting? “Corduroy Mansions”

Vicki Johnson, Moleskine sighting super-sleuth sent this latest missive: "Just thought I'd let you know that "a Moleskine" is mentioned several times in Alexander McCall Smith's online novel, Corduroy Mansions. I became smitten with this method of "reading" a book…daily … Continue reading

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NaNoWriMo 2008

What: Writing one 50,000-word novel from scratch in a month’s time. Who: You! We can’t do this unless we have some other people trying it as well. Let’s write laughably awful yet lengthy prose together. Why: The reasons are endless! … Continue reading

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Writers: Do You Carry?

Regular contributor Steve Osborne shares a new article on his blog ( about writers carrying notebooks around with them — in his case, the pocket-sized Moleskine notebook. "All summer I’ve been wearing loose-fitting shorts, most of which have cargo pockets. … Continue reading

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