an accidental writer (2023 sequel): Resonance and echo motivation

Writing is lonely. What drives a writer to write? A guitar resting in a corner can play by itself to synchronize with several other guitars being played in the same room. I was told by a band member. Sound waves that are of equal frequency and phase add together to form a wave of larger … Continue reading an accidental writer (2023 sequel): Resonance and echo motivation

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a dense but colorful concrete jungle

Today I walked through a Dense but not boring Concrete Jungle. I bought the book for a young person. But it was left in my house for a long time. So one recent day I decided to buy some coloring pencils and tried out this pass time activity. The first picture was a rather futuristic one and … Continue reading a dense but colorful concrete jungle

writing without stress

Writing involves seeing and spotting little things that require spotlights. How can we see better or know where to highlight? My experience is that I see by reading others. I just read three biographies, two are translations from German and Russian. One is in its original language-Chinese. How did I have time to read three … Continue reading writing without stress

10 Universities Offering Free Writing Courses Online

For those who aspire to write or want to improve their writing, many schools offer free online courses and materials through OpenCourseWare (OCW) projects. While formal admission isn't necessary to access lectures and other materials, these courses don't usually award college credit. Students looking for the same ease of access and the opportunity to apply … Continue reading 10 Universities Offering Free Writing Courses Online

the twin sisters: some thoughts on reading and writing

I was in a developed Western nation with good English library facilities for about six months recently and borrowed many books and literature periodicals. The library system for online access is good and efficient. I could ask for books from the whole county and even beyond in other States. During those months of research I … Continue reading the twin sisters: some thoughts on reading and writing

top 50 of the class: to publish or not to publish

I decided to post a list of the Top 50 Literary Magazine from online source. Please check them out to see if any suits your needs for publishing and exposure as a writer/potential writer/poet. I have not read all. Some of those I have read are good. Please do not be overly concerned with the ranking by the … Continue reading top 50 of the class: to publish or not to publish

Choices

Looking through the photographs taken in recent months and stored in a temporary file in the external hard disc, attempting to fine comb them, keeping a select few and discarding the rest, so that the backup storage can be freed to accommodate more, newer and perhaps better ones, this sentimental writer just cannot make up … Continue reading Choices

It has been sometime since…

The longer we put words on the shelf, the more difficult it is to take them down, assemble them, pick them out, line them up, polish and display them in an organized, coherent, meaningful and attractive manner. Reading indiscriminately will cause indigestion like a glutton gorging on food. Words are food for thoughts. Good words … Continue reading It has been sometime since…