Tag Archives: Writing

Changing Location for Inspiration

Location, location, location. Great writers will tell you it means everything when it comes to composing their next sentence. Whether you are writing a classical fiction tale or just putting thoughts down in a journal, it can be the catalyst … Continue reading

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The Right Environment to Write

Writers create their best work when their environment is conducive to creativity and concentration. However, achieving the optimal writing environment can be challenging. If your workspace is too warm, too cluttered or too distracting, you may be unable to complete … Continue reading

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A review of Jorge Luis Borges – The Sonnets

Ye, whose aspirings court the Muse of lays “Severest of those orders which belong Distinct and separate to Delphic song” Why shun the sonnet’s undulating maze? Or why its name, boast of Petrarcan days, Assume, its rules disown’d?–whom from the … Continue reading

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A Hard Case

Ever since the first monk cobbled together a series of wax tablets into a portable collection of reading material, books have played an invaluable role in the development of mankind. Movable type, scrolls and leaflets, and the eventual development and … Continue reading

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Focusing on your own writer’s block

I was about to begin by writing, “we’ve all had writers block at one time or another,” and then I thought better. Besides being bad writing, reason enough to start over, that sentence presupposes that writer’s block is not supremely … Continue reading

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NaNoWriMo 2011 Kickoff

Another October ends, another month of crazy writing starts.  Yep – it is time for NaNoWriMo!  Shane (the overachiever this week) already has a post up on this via Novelnaut, but wanted to get a post up myself.  As of … Continue reading

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NaNoWriMo 2010 – Win

Ahhh December.  The keyboard smoke from NaNoWriMo is starting to settle, and a second NaNo win under my belt.  A vast sense of accomplishment fills me. Not everyone likes NaNoWriMo for various reasons.  Many I follow actually “failed” this year, … Continue reading

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NaNoWriMo – Happy Thanksgiving Update

Wow, where has the month gone? Between work, Fire Dept, NaNoWriMo, and other projects 3/4ths of the month have just flown by. First, Happy Thanksgiving to my US readers! Adding NaNo into the mix proved enough to hit max capacity … Continue reading

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Scrivener for Windows First Impressions

Scrivener for windows has been out for a week now.  I have had a good week to work with it and give some first impressions. To sum up the first week in a nutshell, it is clearly an initial beta.  … Continue reading

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NaNoWriMo 2010 is about to start

Are you ready?  NaNoWriMo 2010 is about to start.  Some parts of the world have already crossed the threshold, though here in the US there are still a few hours to go. Personally, I am spending my time enjoying the … Continue reading

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