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mark-glamack's picture
Mar.22.2009
Everybody has creative ideas and dreams. It's the courageous few, through their determination and perseverance who turn dreams into tangible realities, with sustainable consumer needs, and/or purposes in industry or the marketplace. Playing it safe and doing nothing usually ends with unfulfilled...
steve-hauk's picture
Mar.22.2009
``...the spirit of profound anarchy ... is at the root of all poetry'' _ Antonin Artaud. I came across recently, in a thrift store, a paperback copy of Italian playwright Dario Fo's ``We Can't Pay? We Won't Pay!'' with a forward by his wife, the actress and activist Franca Rame. Fo, now in his...
stephanie-golden's picture
Mar.22.2009
I've always loved pens. I used to keep a journal, and aside from its value as an aid to reflection, the physical act of writing in it gave me pleasure. Many people are passionately attached to fountain pens; they're particular about nibs, ink, and paper. But I love all pens, even the cheap ones. At...
catherine-nagle's picture
Mar.22.2009
  "How vain it is to sit down to write if you have not stood up to live." - Henry David Thoreau     As I sat in the dentist chair having my annual cleaning, the new hygienist overheard from others in the office that I was writing a book.  And she asked me, “What's the book...
tania-hershman's picture
Mar.22.2009
Yay, I finally have a place to write in, a room with a door I can (almost) shut! Yup, I'm in our cellar. (The shed idea didn't pan out, many boring reasons why not. Mainly because Israel ain't really a shed culture.) Here is the illustrious entrance to my domain: Bend your head a little, it's...
meg-waite-clayton's picture
Mar.21.2009
There’s nothing like reading on radio to make you focus on how your writing sounds. I spent some time at the KQED studios Tuesday afternoon, recording an essay for the San Francisco Bay Area NPR affiliate’s “Perspectives” series, and two minutes yesterday morning listening to “Morning Edition” to...
rosemary-jones's picture
Mar.21.2009
Last month I wrote about how a longtime newspaper gig went the way of many newspapers:  poof! Since then, Seattle's second biggest daily, the Post-Intelligencer, morphed into a web-only publication, trimming the writing staff from 160+ to 20-something folks "doing it all."  I was sitting...
joshua-keidan's picture
Mar.20.2009
The art of writing is in a steep irreversible decline. It has been so since November 13th, 1907 when the last sentence of any worth was written. It has been replaced by twitter (shameless plug in about forty-eight hours I will have a article about my life as encapsulated by phrases of no more than...
stephen-evans's picture
Mar.20.2009
Thanks to the wonder of computer search functions: Open your book in your preferred word processing software. Pick a word. Any word. Find every place you use that word. If you are like me, you will discover threads in your book you never knew existed.  And words and phrases used too often. (Hmmm....
kristina-riggle's picture
Mar.20.2009
Here are some of my favorite "writer" movies... Stranger than Fiction is quirky, funny, and the scene where Dustin Hoffman plays an English professor trying to determine the genre of the novel taking over Harold Crick's life is one of the funniest things I've seen in years. Will Ferrell...