Day one as writer

Today is day one of my writer life, in a serious manner. It's the first day when I have scheduled time for free writing in the morning. I've written in bursts before, quite a lot some days, zero most days. That's not a working way to the elusive book that I might end up writing.... Continue Reading →

Morning Pages

Yesterday I started reading "The Artist's Way: A Spiritual Path to Higher Creativity". It's a really interesting book with a 12 week process to find, or rather recover, your creativity. One tool is the morning pages, to write 3 pages in longhand each and every morning. I started with that today, it worked like a... Continue Reading →

Top 10 Blogs for Writers – The 2009/2010 Winners

Michael Stelzner has announced the Top 10 Blogs for Writers - The 2009/2010 Winners. I subscribe to top three - Copyblogger, Men with Pens and Write to Done - but the other seven I have not followed. Take a look and see what interests you. I decided to try Confident Writing, it looks interesting.

WriteMonkey text editor

Through Another Fantastic Full Screen Text Editor I found WriteMonkey. It says: Zenware for full screen distraction free creative writing. No whistles and bells, just empty screen, you and your words. WriteMonkey is light, fast, and perfectly handy for those who enjoy the simplicity of a typewriter but live in modern times. I downloaded WriteMonkey... Continue Reading →

Collective Inkwell

Collective Inkwell is an interesting new blog. The About-page says this: This is the online studio of David Wright (BloggerDad), and Sean Platt (Writer Dad), a place to showcase our work, and also a place to talk with fellow bloggers, writers and artists who are looking to improve their craft. The Inkwell is committed to... Continue Reading →

Q10 text editor

Maki, @doshdosh, tweeted about Q10 text editor. It's freeware and Q10 says it is "a simple but powerful text editor designed and built with writers in mind". There are several interesting features but what hooked me is this: Perfectly portable. A single self-contained executable file. That’s all. Easy to use with a pendrive, so you... Continue Reading →

How to write well part 2

Based on a comment to How to write well I answered: My own top writing tip would be to write about what you are passionate about and to let the passion show. When someone combines passion and knowledge almost any topic is worth reading about. Skellie writes about "How to Write Like a Painter" where... Continue Reading →

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