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sharon-cupp-pennington's picture
I participated in a forum the other day where one person jokingly said (or maybe it was sarcasm), "The only thing that the great majority of young people read today are text messages. In order to read a book, they have to take their eyes off of their smart phones."   I argued differently,...
ashen-venema's picture
This autumn is drunk with colours and fruit. Red-blushed, in their own sweet time, apples have been falling with soft thuds onto the dewy lawn for weeks. Each morning they blink at me, and shout – help, pick me up, the slugs are coming. They’re good for something, but did you know...
ashen-venema's picture
Some tips for writers here, too. You can find the inspiring story of an animation here … http://courseofmirrors.wordpress.com/story-of-an-animation/    
ashen-venema's picture
Is there merit in unstructured time … what do you think? Is it only for children, is it a luxury, a waste, or an opportunity to shift perspectives, discover your passion, break the mould and loosen up your ideas of reality? I don’t see unstructured time being much encouraged, or its lovely...
dale-estey's picture
This article is about, in effect, Vanity Presses. It brings to mind the sad but prophetic joke about the doctor;lawyer;actor;athlete who says: "When I retire I am going to start writing books." Because - anyone can do it. So, if young people are led to believe that they are producing material of...
cindy-sullivan's picture
There is a topic (or ten) that has been simmering inside me over the past fortnight, multiple blogs waiting to be served up to some online community somewhere. The wait will have to continue, as my writing journey continues on its detour. Meanwhile, here is a little something to whet your appetites...