Writing Prompt: The Room

When I wandered into the cafe, I felt like I had been transported back in time to my college days. There were odd posters and paintings from local artists on the walls. The furniture, mismatched and awkward suited the overall thrown-together feel of the place. It was an open planned room with a stage, random... Continue Reading →

Quote for the day

The reason one writes isn't the fact he wants to say something. He writes because he has something to say. - F. Scott Fitzgerald

Writing Prompt: Purple Curtains

I haven't written in a while. Between work, travel and generally feeling unpleasant, I've not felt the creative muse (fickle thing) around lately... But, since we have to look around us for inspiration, I'm forcing myself to write. I looked around the room to see if there was anything I could focus on and what... Continue Reading →

Writing Prompt: The Book List

As you may have noticed through some of the other pages on the site, I've started a new book list for 2009. As I go through them, I'm writing down what I finish and adding a review. So far, I've read "Candide" by Voltaire (for the 20th time), "Fire in the Blood" by Irene Nemirovsky... Continue Reading →

Writing Prompt: Origins

I've moved around a lot over the years.  The cities I've lived in have helped form my impression of life, given me new friends and allowed me to see the world from different points of view.  However, as much as I rave about my favourite places, like San Francisco and London, I never talk about... Continue Reading →

Quote for the day

If you have other things in your life - family, friends, good productive day work - these can interact with your writing and the sum will be all the richer. - David Brin

Writing Prompt: Happy New Year?

It's 4:16pm on the last day of the year and I'm still at the office. Everyone with any sense has gone home to get ready for whatever festivities they have planned for tonight. Yes, I'm going out too, just not until later. However, as I sit here I wonder, what's all the fuss about? The... Continue Reading →

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