Just some of the thoughts on my mind today. Continue reading If I Tell You This Is Mostly About Poetry, Will You Still Read It? A Social Experiment.
If you’re a lover of old books like me, you may find that modern literature doesn’t often make it onto your reading lists. Here’s why it should. Continue reading Why Read Modern Literature, or, Just Do It
The writer at his desk is surrounded by crumpled failed drafts, stacks of newspapers and books. He is disheveled, eccentric, misanthropic. In all honesty, I find the image quite noble. Growing up, I wanted to be that person. I wanted the intense focus; the seclusive nature- the endless quiet, save birds and music. I wanted the frustrations and the breakthroughs, the ring of coffee on … Continue reading 20 Organization Tips for The Messy Writer
Not only do I write in books, I love writing in books. Some of you are, without a doubt, putting your hands to your chest and sighing a yes. Some of you are making ugly faces. Tell me, which one are you? One of my favorite activities is to skim the pages of my books and rediscover passages that I thought pretty, insightful, wrenching, or … Continue reading Why I Write In Books
Being a parent means the window seat will never be yours again. Continue reading The Window Seat and Parenthood
Not long ago, I shared that I had gone to the used bookstore and brought home a new bundle of book babies. They’ve been getting cozy, and now I’d like to show them to you all. I have one or two copies of Robinson Crusoe already, but I couldn’t resist the raised texture of the cover. I love old fabric covers, and this one is … Continue reading New Books to My Collection
So while others have had shorter lives than mine and faster rises in readership, I accept anf respect the time that it took to get here. Continue reading A Milestone. 200 Followers!
I’ve taken to writing in my underwear. It’s damned liberating. This past week, I’ve been doing my writing in one of these. The IKEA Poang chair is the best thing that has happened to my body in a very long time aside from my bike. Whenever I come up with something really good, I lean back and relax into this chair for 10 seconds, feeling instantly cradled … Continue reading The Passionate Writer
There’s a part of me that likes to see a high number in my drafts folder. There’s something soothing about not having to start from scratch. Knowing that something is needing you in order to feel whole, quite frankly, feels good. You therapists out there can analyze me if you like. Continue reading Why Your Drafts Folder Is Stacking Up
Hello everyone. I just lost something really big. I wrote about 2 paragraphs additions to a blog post that I was working on in my Drafts. I’m usually competent enough technically to resolve issues like this. But I can’t find what could of happened to it. It’s just gone, and all that remains is the simple start, none of the building of details. This hasn’t … Continue reading I Just Lost Something Big