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Archive for the Writing Category

Heart-Shaped Box


I realize that Joe Hill doesn’t like to use his father’s notoriety for his own gain, and that he’d rather be judged on his own merits, of course. Admirable, to say the least. Well, despite the cat being well and truly out of the bag since his […]

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The writer in me gets all warm and fuzzy when I heard this story. My six year old cousin, Isabella, just made the local papers by reading 413 books over her summer break. How many kids read that many books before they’re 20? Click through to the […]

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How do you not love Neil Gaiman?

I fully realize this has been blogged to death already, but I’m going to repost it anyway. You see, it’s that good. It’s Neil Gaiman’s Commencement Speech at the University of the Arts for the class of 2012. He once misspelled the name Caroline.

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Writing on the Run

What do you use for snatching those fleeting thoughts and ideas that pounce upon your brain while you’re driving, or in Aisle 6 at the grocery store, or on the sideline at the kids game? How many good ideas have slipped from your grasp simply because they […]

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Writing to Music


“Music has Charms to sooth a savage Breast…” by William Congreve, in The Mourning Bride, 1697 I once read a book called “Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain” by Betty Edwards. It was excellent, and I highly suggest it to anyone with any interest in […]

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Writing Motivation

I just read an interesting article over at the excellent Write To Done, called “How to Find Your Daily Writing Motivation”, by guest blogger James Chartrand. It discusses using a reward system for not just kickstarting your writing habit, but also training your brain to consider writing […]

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    Croatoan Brown
    April 16, 2015 by
    Second attempt under way! Last year, being the immensely shit year that it was, saw me put my brewing to the side, but now I’m back. The Belgian Putterz Wit was incredible. Excellent, really. And I’ve been itching to try...
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  • ISS Live HD Stream
    May 7, 2014 by
    This is pretty amazing. I always knew there were cameras all over the ISS, but I didn’t realize they had a live stream running 24/7. You have to love modern technology....
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  • James T. Heaney ~ 1948-2014
    James T. Heaney ~ 1948-2014
    January 16, 2014 by
    I lost my father yesterday. He had a history fraught with health problems, and it caught up to him. All too young. He was 65. I’m still stunned, shocked, numb… all of the above. Waves of grief crash between catatonic lulls...
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