Draw!

For a long time I've said that someday I'd like to learn how to draw. Yesterday I noticed a course at Udemy and I decided that it's time to turn "someday" into reality. "The Ultimate Drawing Course - Beginner to Advanced" was for sale, 10 € instead of 150 €, which made the decision a... Continue Reading →

Stop writing for everyone

I came across ‘Content is King’ and other reasons you shouldn’t write online. That's to me an odd title for a post about finding your voice and audience. What especially caught my attention is this: It’s time to stop writing for everyone, and start using your words to really say something. I like this one... Continue Reading →

Reflections February 9, 2016

Today is one of those days when I think too much. I have three mantra words. They are openness (open-minded, inquisitive, non-judging), presence (be here and now) and gratitude. To me that's a great mindset. Sometimes they are hard to follow, there are days like today when I do expect much more of myself -... Continue Reading →

Andre Rieu and Amazing Grace

This is a lovely tune and an amazing performance. It starts with a Scottish (I presume) band with drums and bagpipe and then it's a flute, a bagpipe and a symphony orchestra. Excellent! Video: Andre Rieu and Amazing Grace Watch the video below or at Andre Rieu Amazing Grace

Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert

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... Continue Reading →

Show up, show up

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.

Bad writing precedes good writing

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... Continue Reading →

Simple questions for writers

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.... Continue Reading →

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