Monthly Archives: January 2014

Morning Rush

Yesterday was busy. Thursdays are somehow always the busiest day of the week. The tube is slammed, the buses even more so, people are in your way or trampling all over you, possibly even both. It does not serve my … Continue reading

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Idea hoarding

I have started writing a short story, maybe three. I still find myself procrastinating more than I would like to, but I am also making a huge effort to write whenever I can. I use all means and manners, my … Continue reading

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“If you know fr…

“If you know from whence you came, there are absolutely no limitations on where you can go.” – JAMES BALDWIN I find this is true for writing and history, my two greatest loves. Unfortunately we, as humanity, fail at knowing … Continue reading

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Up to my ears i…

Up to my ears in unwritten words – J.D. Salinger I read this on my Twitter feed yesterday (once more @AdviceToWriters) and just thought: yeah, that’s me. I just need to open up and let them out.

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Taking Compliments

Disclaimer: this may surprise you, but I don’t take compliments well. If I can get away with it, I will ignore a given compliment. If that is not an option, I will blush furiously (as I do anyway) and mumble … Continue reading

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Do not feel guilty

The instruction not to feel guilty appeared in my Twitter feed today. I’m following @AdviceToWriters and it came as a timely reminder. It concerned the guilt one feels when being an idle writer. I’ve been suffering that particular guilt since … Continue reading

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Where ideas come from

I believe it was Arthur Miller who said “I’d go there more often”when referring to the mystical place that gives birth to ideas. The truth is they come from everywhere. You just need to be receptive. There is neither trick … Continue reading

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Write what should not be forgotten

This is a quote by Isabel Allende. I just read it. I think many of my blogs are meant to help me, and maybe others, remember certain things. Whatever it is I consider important on any given day. Of course, … Continue reading

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Never enough

I wrote two blogs today. One on my lunch break and one after work. Then I walked home and thought “time to relax”. This was followed by “not so fast”. I can write more. In fact, I need to write … Continue reading

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Pen and paper

If you love to write then surely there is nothing quite like putting pen to paper, preferably a fountain pen. I don’t think I’d ever not love it. But times are moving, technology constantly evolves and I find myself curious. … Continue reading

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