Monthly Archives: August 2012

Stress-busting Foods

We all know that writing demands lots of mental and emotional energy — and that it can sometimes be stressful. Finding ways to relax and rejuvenate can give a boost to our brainpower, productivity, and creativity. Recently, I came across … Continue reading

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Reading Writers

“If you want to write, then read, read, read!” Stephen King Ask just about any famous write who their favorite authors and books are and they’re likely to reel off quite a few. In a lively interview, popular writer Mary … Continue reading

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Booking It

“When I finally retire from cycling, I might open a bookstore, if only because I know I’ll always have at least one loyal customer: myself.” Jens Voigt Jens is a veteran of 14 Tour de France seasons — and he’s … Continue reading

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Gardens Divine

“The consolation, the dignity, the joy of life are that discouragement and lapses, depressions and darknesses, come to one only as one stands without — I mean without the luminous paradise of art. As soon as I really reenter it … Continue reading

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Water Works

“Rest is not idleness, and to lie sometimes on the grass under trees on a summer’s day, listening to the murmur of the water, or watching the clouds float across the sky, is by no means a waste of time.” … Continue reading

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Digging Deeper

“The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes.” Marcel Proust Of all the many pleasures writing offers, surely one of the most satisfying is the opportunity it gives us to plumb the … Continue reading

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Social Reading

“We read to know we are not alone.” C.S. Lewis “Looking for a fun and carefree way to sharpen your brain, build relationships, and boost your health? Start a book club.” This line from a brief magazine story started me … Continue reading

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