I broke into a new legal pad in A4 size yesterday. I bought it last year after being inspired by the law show The Good Wife, where the stationery would often distract me from the proceedings of the storyline. American legal pads, usually yellow in colour with, as I’ve been led to believe, a wide margin on the left as prescribed by a judge is a popular choice among many writers. You can find out more about its history here, but why I’ve shared my interest in the modest object with a nevertheless formidable association with the legal system is this – I busted it out in order to enjoy writing. Continue reading “Of Enjoying Writing (Part Two)”
I attended a writing workshop after a long, long time yesterday. I haven’t spoken favourably about them in the past, but that has more to do with the way I am than the way writing classes are generally conducted. I was relieved that I wasn’t asked the question, “Why do you want to write?” But, that was probably because of lack of time. Instead, we focused on writing itself. Not a how-to-write, but a more direct – write.
I panicked. I haven’t written much this year. I think it has to do with the fact that I’m getting older and I equate that with being more mature and how-I-hate-that-compound-word grown-up, which translates into the writing world as “write a book, you idiot.” That is it. I haven’t written much at all in 2018 because I’ve only wanted to write a book. Continue reading “Real Time Ramble: Writing and Creating”
I would like to say I don’t write, but the thing is, I can’t write. I can’t even manage a blog post these days, and that was a thing I thought I could do. Well, I like to believe I can, though it is rather humiliating to be asked Continue reading “Real Time Ramble: Not Writing”
It is good to love many things, for therein lies the true strength, and whosoever loves much performs much, and can accomplish much, and what is done in love is well done. – Vincent van Gogh
1. Know that ideas come from all sorts of places. You might go on Pinterest to get inspired for your next week’s financial column, only to end up looking at pictures of Continue reading “How To Get Inspired”
Can I write a ‘less’ blog post?
In my case, it is always more – long-winded sentences, huge chunks of paragraphs, little to no visual interest, everything they tell you not to do Continue reading “Of Less is More”
Recently, while going through a piano forum, I came across this thread that discussed the merits of a popular 80’s keyboardist. Most dismissed his talents, Continue reading “Of Creativity and Depression”
Ego is the death of all creativity. Continue reading “Of Ego and Creativity”
I’ve been taking a songwriting class for the past month. I’ve also been meaning to write something on Kate Bush, Continue reading “Of Dreaming Sheep”
My body and mind have a pattern of behaving a certain way each year. From January to July, I am on an enthusiasm drive. Continue reading “Of Inspiration (Or Lack Of)”