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farzana-versey's picture
I was much amused by Red Room's note saying that one should "keep it clean". I see it as unintended humour, or perhaps a health advisory! This post was written in January. I am adding it to the week's topic only to watch it swim among the pool of perspectives on the subject, although it is a broad...
g-kasten's picture
Now really, as a writer, and as a human being, imagination can be your best friend, or your worst enemy. What else except your imagination can guide you through some knotty problem that no one else can figure out, keep you company while standing in line at an airport ticket counter, or fill up the...
dale-estey's picture
This story is just too good to be true - so it is more wonderful that it is true. If it has come to its end - well, that's wonderful, too.   * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *   The Library Phantom Returns! by ROBERT KRULWICH He? She? It? Whoever it is, the Phantom Sculptor is suddenly...
farzana-versey's picture
If you have a creative bone in your body, then you can be reasonably certain you have no spine and your soul is made of mortar. I am stumped. All along I had been smiling graciously and occasionally with a degree of complacency whenever I was commended for that flash of insight, that turn of...
thaisa-frank's picture
When I first began to teach I was disdainful of computers.  I noticed that students who used word processors often had the clunkiest passages, even though they were beautifully presented. Real writers, I thought, retyped revisions faithfully, even if it meant a simple paste.  If a...
luke-james's picture
Jeanette Winterson 1 Turn up for work. Discipline allows creative freedom. No discipline equals no freedom. 2 Never stop when you are stuck. You may not be able to solve the problem, but turn aside and write something else. Do not stop altogether. 3 Love what you do. 4 Be honest with yourself....
christine-bottaro's picture
  The world between what is seen and known and the unseen and barely known, explored by the imagination and prompted by a curious spirit, pricks the conscious mind and tugs at the heart. There it is, and is not, a timeless space of dimensionless being. It exists, more than anywhere else...
james-hoch's picture
Flexing the Imagination Muscle    Recently on the CBS Morning Show, the prolific author Dean Koontz gave a rare interview.  He made a comment that one’s imagination is like a muscle, and that it was important to exercise it regularly.  I believe one of the primary means to exercise our imagination...
kim-cady's picture
As a writer I can go anywhere in the universe. The hard part is making others believe I've really been there and that they can go too!  ________________________________________ Book Portal: http://kimcady.blogspot.com
w-l-hoffman's picture
In the feudal days of Medieval drudgery, when families struggled for meager subsistence, the appearance of troubadours, tinkers and troupes afforded a miraculous respite from the mud and toil. These travelers were welcomed, whether at the Manor or Commons, for even then humanity craved such food...