Tag: on writing

Finding Your Muse

September 25th, 2012   •   no comments   

The nine muses of Greek mythology (courtesy of Greek Myths and Mythology)

Inspiration often comes in the most unlikely and inconvenient places.

For example, I may be sitting in front of my computer all ready to write a “change the world” blog post. I strain my brain. I close my eyes. I try to create. Unfortunately, I end up watching Youtube videos, responding to an oh so witty tweet, or comment ad nauseum on my friends’ Facebook updates.

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A Wordsmith’s Manifesto

October 15th, 2011   •   no comments   

Courtesy of tribe

I eat, pray and love the written word. My every spare moment is spent reading, writing, or listening to words that bring inspiration, comfort, wisdom and joy.

I am always poised to pen something down, especially when triggered by a flash of insight, moved by a scene, or teased by an idea that refuses to leave my head.

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Don’t Lose the Long Form!

June 8th, 2010   •   2 comments   

The greatest literary works Like “War and Peace” are not puny (source)

As more and more people consume information in byte-sized pieces, and veer towards Twitter, Facebook and other social networking platforms, it appears that we are losing the benefits of length.

Wait, hang on a minute. Am I telling you to be verbose and long-winded while beating about the bush? Isn’t instant, real-time and succinct responses the beauty of the age of digitisation?

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How To Write Like a King

July 29th, 2009   •   1 comment   

One of my lifelong dreams is to write and publish a book. As a purveyor of the written word, I relish opportunities to create a polished piece of prose that can influence others or contribute to the body of knowledge in the world.

This penchant for penmanship led me to read Stephen King’s excellent non-fiction title On Writing. Partially autobiography and partially self-help book for aspiring authors, the book provided lots of useful insights into how King pursued his craft, as well as tips on how one can become an accomplished writer. While the volume is admittedly more useful for writers of fiction than nonfiction, it still provided revelation on the tricks needed to engage and excite using the written word.
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