Category Archives: Writing

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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Hypnotic Journaling

By Sophie Nicholls Some years ago now, by grandfather died leaving me a diary that he had kept as a prisoner of war in 1944. Inside its yellowed pages and between the penciled lines, I read things that he had … Continue reading

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Writing

by Howard Nemerov The cursive crawl, the squared-off charactersthese by themselves delight, even withouta meaning, in a foreign language, in Chinese, for instance, or when skaters curveall day across the lake, scoring their whiterecords on ice. Being intelligible, these winding … Continue reading

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An Introduction to Journal Writing

I’ve received quite a few requests to repost this classic: Douglas Johnston of D*I*Y Planner is starting a new book project and shares the first draft: "Journal writing. What a terrifying and intimidating concept to many of us. It’s rather … Continue reading

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