I just finished Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear by Elizabeth Gilbert and I love it. The book is about creative living, regardless of what you’re creating. Whether you’re a writer, painter, photographer, do pottery or anything else this book is inspiring. The book description at The Book Depository says: Readers of all ages and […]
Over at The Huffington Post is a post about the benefits of routines and rituals in order to get your writing done. Each of us create the rituals that suits us, routines are more generic and worth learning from others. The post list the following five routines and rituals: 1. Write Before I Do Anything […]
I posted about Bad writing precedes good writing and here’s another statement along the same lines. Show up, show up, show up and after a while the muse shows up too. It goes well with Elizabeth Gilbert’s A different way to think about creative genius.
I posted about That elusive book of mine about a month ago. We have lots of ideas for topics but I haven’t done much actual writing. I got stuck with the idea that if I couldn’t write well then I shouldn’t write at all. Then this quote turned up and reminded we that practice makes […]
Seth Godin has a great post with “simple” questions for writers. The questions are these: What is it for? (What’s your intention?) Who are you? (What’s your role?) Who is it for? Will it spread? For the full post, go to Simple questions for writers. I love the ending text: Writing can make a difference. […]
I came across an interesting article at Fast Company, So You Want Sustainable Housing? Try Shipping Containers. It’s about a Dutch startup converting used shipping containers into off-the-shelf, off-the-grid dwellings. Dutch startup Sustainer Homes is attempting to eliminate at least some of the difficulty by producing the world’s first off-the-shelf, zero-impact dwelling. Set in a […]
Here’s a list of the books I bought in September and the reasons why I bought them. I include book texts to give a hint of what the books are about. Reviews might (or might not) come later. A Well Tempered Heart I bought “A Well Tempered Heart” by Jan-Philipp Sendker because I love his […]
I love books, browsing book stores in real life is a pleasure. Despite that I’m not an avid collector with lots of book on shelves. I’m picky which books I buy, it has to click in some way. My favourite online book store is The Book Depository. They have free shipping to many countries, including […]
I just finished “The Little Prince” by Antoine de Saint-Exupery. It’s a lovely fable and a great story. What especially stuck with me is the secret the fox tells him: “It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye.” The prince repeats it later in […]
I came across a great article, In Defense of Spirituality (With or Without Religion) by Tina Rowley. Since I also tick the “spiritual, but not religious” box I like her description of her road through life. My trip is different but we have the “spiritual, but not religious” in common.