Category Archives: Writing

Inspiration: Blog Post Idea Generator

Hit the button to generate 5 ideas. " * Write about your most boring evening ever.    * Write about something that makes you cry.    * Compare the pros and cons of an issue.    * Form a blog … Continue reading

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Inspiration: 300 Love Letters

Lovely site, timeless concept. Letters and letters and letters. Letters about a moment in time, our paths crossing, to a cute boy that passes on the street, or an old woman feeding the pigeons. Letters to old friends, "Remember that … Continue reading

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Guy Maddin and his diaries

The Nation’s Christine Smallwood interviews Canadian filmmaker Guy Maddin "injects a cocktail of nostalgia, fairy-tale mystery and existential terror into a highly stylized world that recalls the herky-jerky dreaminess of early twentieth-century cinema." His works include Tales From the Gimli … Continue reading

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Ponder: Have You Been “Called” to Write?

In a new post, Steve Osborne  mentions how important it is for writers (or wanna be writers) to have something like a Moleskine notebook on hand at all time, and references my own use of a Moleskine notebook. I think … Continue reading

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Writing at the Raffles

A Singapore Sling in one hand, a notebook in the other, Kathryn Heyman tackles writer’s block in colonial-era grandeur. I’m a disappointment to the butler. "Hello," he says, "I’m Ed, your butler. What can I do for you?" "Perhaps you … Continue reading

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Write Yourself Well

Steve Osborne has a new article on the therapeutic effects of journaling in his blog. "Writing is therapy. Socrates claimed that the unexamined life is not worth living. Taking the time to honestly document your soul on paper is a … Continue reading

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Ultimate Note-Taking

I was walking down a street in Istanbul near the Hagia Sophia when loudspeakers atop an army of high minarets began blaring the Muslim prayers. I stopped, pulled a small audio recorder out of my over-the-shoulder bag (a manly bag, … Continue reading

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Murakami on writing novels

"…in China today there are lots of wonderful gates still standing. Do you know how the Chinese built these gates? People would take carts out to old battlefields and gather the bleached bones that were buried there or lay scattered … Continue reading

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Keep a Journal – Find Yourself

Steve Osborne shares a post on journaling keeping. His long list of of published works includes over 300 magazine articles, including profiles and travel articles for such magazines as Popular Photography, Writer’s Digest and Backpacker, as well as several books … Continue reading

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Man Writes Poem

by Jay Leeming This just in a man has begun writing a poemin a small room in Brooklyn. His curtainsare apparently blowing in the breeze. We go now to our man Harry on the scene, what’s the story down there … Continue reading

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