Well, a couple of days ago I had the perfect combination of free time and courage, so I opened the word document containing November's NaNovel for the first time since Thanksgiving Day. So far, I have sixteen chapters read. And guess what? It's not half bad. Not that it's readable by anybody but me, but … Continue reading A Pleasant Surprise.
You know, for today's post I was attempting to find something deeply witty, profound, and thought-provoking to share as inspiration with you all, but I simply couldn't find anything that seemed to fit the requirements. And then I remembered that the main purpose of Tuesday's posts isn't to show off my intellectualism, but to share something … Continue reading This Peevish Messenger.
Okay, so first off, apologies for the lack of blogging on Tuesday... I didn't have access to the internet. Now that that's over with, it's time for the cool part of the post. About a month ago, I was surfing through one of my local libraries (Yes, I am on intimate terms with four different libraries. … Continue reading I Travelled the Ode.
Wow, you guys, this is the last post in the "Learning From" series. Crazy, right? I know I've learned a lot and been encouraged by hearing from all of these amazing people who are walking ahead of me down this writing path. So, without further ado, the final quote. I don’t outline at all, I … Continue reading Learning from Khaled Hosseni.
Well, I'm about to join the club, and talk about David Bowie. My earliest impressions of him were that he was... well... odd. I didn't really think about him, otherwise. But a few years ago, I watched this interesting and completely random DVD compilation of interviews with artists, about creativity in general. I can't remember … Continue reading Kindred Oddities.
Today's writer has two quotes, so we're going to take them one at a time. My kids wake me up. I have coffee. I make my kids breakfast, take them to school, then come home and try to write. I fail at that until I force myself to turn off my Internet access so I … Continue reading Learning from A.J. Jacobs.
"And now let us welcome the New Year full of things that have never been." -Rainer Maria Rilke I realize all of the New Year's festivities are long over, but as this is my first inspirational post of 2016, I may as well drag it out a little. Usually, the idea of things that have … Continue reading Things that have Never Been.