Ask An Author, Writing

Ask An Author: Dog or cat? Tea or coffee?

For some of reason, many readers have been curious about the habits the authors featured on Ask an Author have adopted over the years both with regards to their writing as well as to their general life. I would like to think it’s because our cabal has gained a certain notoriety, but then again it… Read More Ask An Author: Dog or cat? Tea or coffee?

Ask An Author, Writing

Ask An Author: Writing Habits

We all have a beloved author whose eccentric writing habits make us either love them more or cringe ever so slightly. Honoré de Balzac drank some 50 cups of strong Turkish coffee every day. Edith Wharton wrote in the early morning while still in bed, assembling pages by cutting and pasting scraps of paper. Completed… Read More Ask An Author: Writing Habits

Community Building, General, Happiness, Personal Development, Special Projects, The X-files, The X-Files, The X-Files Facebook Project, TV, X-files

Fuel for my Current Midnight Musings: Five Great TED Talks

Many people I know have playlists that vary according to their mood, the period of their lives they are at, and what they are going through at that time. And not just musical playlists—playlists of funny clips on YouTube, of inspiring videos, or of brain food like TED talks. And while there are always one… Read More Fuel for my Current Midnight Musings: Five Great TED Talks

Personal Development

Building Effective Journaling: Some Tried and Tested Habits

A post recently went up on Sahar’s Blog discussing some of the benefits and pitfalls of journaling. It generated an influx of emails from readers with, amongst others, some great “logistical” tips about journaling; these inspired a post on the most coveted journals and pens. Ensuing conversations contained so many great quirks and habits that… Read More Building Effective Journaling: Some Tried and Tested Habits