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[Writing Day] 20. Pure Inspiration

As a Tolkien fan, what more do you need? This is sufficient writing inspiration to last me a few good days.

Proof of the magic of great writers. 42 more words


OohMy One Lovely Blog Award!

I honestly write this blog on 100% faith that I’m not just talking to myself. There are times that I simply refuse to even look at the stats because I want to keep going no matter what. 444 more words

History, writing, storytelling, poetry and my conversation with AJWrites57 !

(The earliest form of history writing in Mesopotamia and Egypt was the Sumerian King list. The Weld-Blundell prism, above, was discovered at Larsa in 1922. I believe my inclusion of this image constitutes ‘fair use’ in illustrating one of the first documents of writing.) 2,371 more words


Booklove: "Being here" -- on Nadine Gordimer's life

(Published in the Business Standard, July 15, 2014)

“I didn’t know what politics was about until I saw it all happening to people,” Nadine Gordimer said to Alan Ross in a 1965 interview. 799 more words

Does it take a great writer to read a great writer? (Walden 71)

“The works of the great poets have never yet been read by mankind, for only great poets can read them.” — Henry David Thoreau, “Reading,” … 344 more words


Learning Lessons from the Greats

I’ve just started reading Stephen King’s novel On Writing. It is a fascinating and well-written book that has the feel of an autobiography, with writing advice if you pay close enough attention. 264 more words

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