My pet peeve with the blogging gurus is that they want you to listen to what they have to say. The result is a million copycat bloggers who don't find an audience because their audience is already taken. The only way you're going to find your own voice will be to listen to it instead of the gurus. This blog touches on that.
Before he was a big game hunter, before he was a deep-sea fisherman, Ernest Hemingway was a craftsman who would rise very early in the morning and write.
Rob Schneider's insight:
"Write with a pencil" is my favourite. I've just rediscovered writing a first draft with a pen. It makes an amazing difference, especially if you're in a rut. Try it if you're writing something that matters.
On May 24, 1813, Jane Austen went to a crowded art gallery on Pall Mall in London, looking for Mrs. Darcy.
“I dare say Mrs. D. will be in yellow,” Austen wrote that morning to her sister, referring to the romantic heroine whose happy ending she had sketched out in “Pride and Prejudice,” published four months earlier.
Time to Write? Go Outside New York Times (blog) Fall promises crisp days with ample sunlight, a lifting of the humidity and ideal temperatures for being outdoors. This also means my writing will be getting better.
Getting into Gamma Brain Waves describes my experience using a gamma brainwave entrainment session and includes an infographic explaining gamma brain waves
Rob Schneider's insight:
Brainwave entrainment gets a bad rap in some circles. I think it's largely because it's been hyped as a toll for meditation and altered states of consciousness. I've been using it for years off and on and have found it to be incredibly helpful on a number of levels. This post is about how I used a gamma session while writing, with dramatic effects.
I stumbled across this site on Stumbleupon. It reminded me why I like Stumbleupon so much. We tend to get in ruts when we follow search paths from Google or sites we're familiar with. Stumbleupon can be random and refreshing. What a clever way to quote!
'There are close to two and-a-half billion people online around the world – this number has grown 566 percent since the year 2000 – and 70 percent of them use the internet every day. As you might imagine, with that kind of presence, which amounts to more than a third of the global population, quite a lot happens over the course of each 24 hours.
The Internet never sleeps. Is it possible to even fathom the idea of any given moment without someone in the world being connected to the Internet for one reason or another? It wasn’t that long ago that the Internet wasn’t even a thing, but anymore it’s something that we can’t do without. ztake a look at “A Day in the Life of the Internet”...
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