Monthly Archives: May 2013

Black Swan

Time and again I find that movies, whether we like them or not, can teach us important life lessons. It is really interesting how much we can learn if we just stop to listen.

Yesterday, I had the dubious pleasure of watching Black Swan. I couldn’t decide whether it was more melodrama or horror movie. Two genres I’m not particularly fond of. The first is really depressing, and the second scares me. I didn’t make it through to the end. However, here is what I learned:

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Liebster Award

My blog was nominated for the Liebster Award by charcoalblue on Monday. Thanks again! 🙂 I really like your blog as well. I wish I could draw 1/4 as good as you! Really cool.

My first reaction to the nomination was: Cool! The second was: Liebster Award? What’s that?

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Brainstorming, Part 1

Brainstorming is probably one of the best-known creative techniques in generating new ideas. It can help finding solutions, drafting outlines, or inspiring ideas for creative projects. Learn about brainstorming and how you can benefit from it.
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At long last …

And again several days have passed since my last post. Aside from some trouble with my internet provider, the main reason is that it still takes me too long to write them. Here are three more lessons learned…

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Creative Writing 101

My all-time favorite creative activity is creative writing. I love expressing ideas in words and when—after lenghty hours of moving those words around ;-)—it eventually sounds good.

I love writing. And I’m one of those writers who needs writing as much as breathing. And yet, I find that Thomas Mann was right when he said that …

A writer is someone for whom writing is more difficult than it is for other people.

This category is for people like myself who seek inspiration and want to improve their style, to collect helpful writing/creativity techniques, discuss ideas and thoughts about writing, and share my experiences as a somewhat ambitious hobby writer.
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Finish What You Start

My posts are coming off a bit slowly at the moment. Here is why, and what more I learned from it about blogging:
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