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10 of the Greatest Essays on Writing Ever Written

Originally posted on Flavorwire:
If there’s one topic that writers can be counted on to tackle at least once in their working lives, it’s writing itself. A good thing too, especially for all those aspiring writers out there looking for a little bit of guidance. For some winter inspiration and honing of your craft, here…

A “smart” pen for writers – Livescribe 3 smartpen

A “smart” pen for writers – Livescribe 3 smartpen

I came across the “Livescribe 3 smartpen” in a technology magazine the other day.   Made by Livescribe, the pen records handwritten text and pictures from (special) paper  to a smartphone or tablet.  Write on “Livescribe dot paper” using this special pen and the same thing appears in electronic form on the smartphone or tablet. … Continue reading

NPR – The Art (and Glut) of Memoir

NPR – The Art (and Glut) of Memoir

The Colin McEnroe NPR talk show broadcast “The Art (and Glut) of Memoir” in January 2012.  The link includes a short article and the roughly 49-minute audio.  The host discusses the memoirs that have made it to the bestseller list (all by celebrities), whether “memoir” is prestigious or simply a dirty word, and some writing … Continue reading

Caught in a writer’s web–painting the barn

Caught in a writer’s web–painting the barn

Having moved from California back to my hometown of Newtown, CT, a few months ago, I find myself writing a few more updates to friends than usual in the form of personal emails or Facebook posts.  My California friends want to know what I’m doing and it’s hard to connect regularly by phone when there … Continue reading