Category Archives: Writing

Hemingway – advice for a writer

While reading Hemingway, again, I stumbled upon the following quote and couldn’t resist sharing it. Though Hemingway was addressing writing and writers I believe it applies to all creative endeavours.    “In going where you have to go, and doing what … Continue reading

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Professional Blogging vs. Personal Connections – finding time to write

  Two recent blog posts which talked very candidly about blogging got me thinking about the ‘cookie-cutter’ blogging advice out there. These posts are by people who put their writing first, above ‘content creation’. Most of the blogging advice seems … Continue reading

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“Writing is like driving at night in the fog. You can only see as far as your headlights, but you can make the whole trip that way.” – E.L. Doctorow “I get intrigued by a first line and I write … Continue reading

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blocked

“Ideas may drift into other minds, but they do not drift my way. I have to go and fetch them. I know no work manual or mental to equal the appalling heart-breaking anguish of fetching an idea from nowhere.” – … Continue reading

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At what age is privacy a right? a voice silenced

Write, write, write. It can save your life. You don’t need lessons, just pour out your thoughts and your pain. But only when it is safe to do so.  * “What man art thou that, thus bescreened in night, so … Continue reading

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Nous sommes tous Charlie

“If the freedom of speech is taken away then dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep to the slaughter.”   –  George Washington “The only way to deal with an unfree world is to become so absolutely free … Continue reading

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Mots errant / Wandering words

“Not until we are lost do we begin to understand ourselves.”   – Henry David Thoreau   “Not all those who wander are lost.”   – J.R.R. Tolkien   “Wandering re-establishes the original harmony which once existed between man and the universe.”   … Continue reading

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Loss for words…

“Trust him not with your secrets, who, when left alone in your room, turns over your papers.” –   Johann Kaspar Lavater “Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do … Continue reading

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And the result is in…

    Several weeks ago, I asked for your help in finding a name for my business. There were several wonderful submissions. With the help of some very special trusted friends, and a few of the feline variety, the struggle … Continue reading

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Pavlovian practice for writers

“You fail only if you stop writing.”   – Ray Bradbury   Pavlovian practice for writers So out of practice With the practice Of daily pages It would be simpler To move the mountains Separating my village and The Mediterranean * … Continue reading

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