Four simple questions for writers – @thisissethsblog

An essential starting point for any writer, on any project: What is it for? Who are you? Who is it for? Will it spread? Read the full detail on Seth Godin’s blog, here.

Social media, politics and narrative – @roughtype

Here’s a great essay from Nicholas Carr on social media’s effect on the US presidential campaign, and much more.  It explores how social media is different from previous media – not necessarily better or worse, but different – and how that requires a different approach: “The message, as always, has to fit the medium.” Reflecting […]

Non-stop mellow – @GDRadio

The soundtrack for my current work and writing is the very wonderful Grateful Dead Radio (GDRadio.net).  Non-stop streaming of concerts by the Grateful Dead and off-shoots; what more do you need? On my first, and so far only, trip to San Francisco, I drove in from San Diego with Grateful Dead Radio on the hire […]

Echoes through time: the power of metaphor #writing

“Now strange words simply puzzle us; ordinary words convey only what we know already; it is from metaphor that we can best get hold of something fresh.” Aristotle (384 – 322 BC), Rhetoric

Show up, sit down and write

This, Seth Godin’s 6,000th blog post reminds me of Steven Pressfield’s exhortation to… Put your ass where your heart wants to be.  

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