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balthazar-rodrigue-nzomono-balenda's picture
Nov.11.2009
“In a world where life has different seasons, we mustn’t give hope and believe we can make a difference.”     “We must not compromise what we stand for, even if some might feel offended by our values. Nor  must we apologize to the world for our values because they have shaped us to where...
farzana-versey's picture
Nov.08.2009
I did not choose Claude Levi-Strauss; he was thrust upon me. Structuralism was far from my mind when I was gifted a bunch of his books. A couple of academicians were arguing over the merits of burdening me, a work in progress, with the abstractions of totemism. The argument did not take place...
leslie-scott's picture
Nov.02.2009
 If you would like to read part one of this blog, please visit: http://redroom.com/blog/lslbradford/being-homolateral-the-hippo-on-your-head-part-one I believe, mind you this is just a theory, that writer's block is lodged firmly in the homolateral state. From this 'stuck' place, we are either far...
israel-miguel-biscarra's picture
Oct.26.2009
Blogging, as they say, is the 21st century way of expressing himself in cyberspace through the old fashioned way of diaries whereas the principal difference is that there are hundreds of millions of potential readers throughout the world unlike the latter that is solely dedicated to one reader, the...
simon-wood's picture
Sep.18.2009
A fascination for the odd and the obscure drives my writing.  I’m always on the lookout for strange but real occurrences that would make for a really interesting story.  When I discovered the unusual business world of viatical settlements, lightning struck and I knew I had a novel. So what are...
pauline-rowson's picture
Sep.15.2009
Ideas for novels come from a variety of sources: overheard conversations, stories relayed by others, personal experience, locations and the news. On my blog I recently mentioned the Windsurfing Festival on Hayling Island as a potential idea for an Inspector Andy Horton Marine Mystery crime novel,...
simon-wood's picture
Sep.11.2009
 I live with a cold blooded killer.  I haven’t turned him into the cops because he’s my cat, Tegan.  He’s on a roll at the moment.  It’s summer and that means young and inexperienced creatures are poking their heads from their protective homes and Tegan is there to bite them off.  I spent last...
farzana-versey's picture
Sep.01.2009
Today, the internet turns 40. I like paying tributes to inanimate objects and abstract concepts. Humans are usually commemorated when they die; objects and ideas grow and outgrow the accolades we shower on them. I got my first computer nine years ago. What transpired before that has been recorded....
rebbecca-hill's picture
Aug.29.2009
Ideas and memories float out of somewhere like bubbles that a child tries to catch in the palm of her hand before they escape, before they disappear. Are the original thoughts that flitter in and out as important as what is expressed? Is what I’m obsessed with ultimately going to reach the page...
brenda-youngerman's picture
Aug.27.2009
I find that writing has turned from a hobby to an obsession. Has anyone else experienced that as well? When I wrote my first novel I was unsure of myself. I remember my oldest brother commenting that a first novel is normally biographical. I instantly told him that was not the case with me. I was...