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Monday Motivation: Writing for the 21st century

Monday Motivation: Writing for the 21st century

-Richard Beynon One of my intellectual heroes is Steven Pinker, author of (inter alia) The Blank Slate, How the Mind Works and, most recently, The Better Angel of our Natures: Why Violence has Declined. He’s an academic at Harvard, who doesn’t write like an academic. This is one of the virtues that has always attracted … Continue reading

February 2014 Newsletter

February 2014 Newsletter

Join us for our March Writing Workshop We’re relaunching our monthly Writing Workshops on Monday, March 17 at Croft and Co in Parkview. It’s a belated start to the year – blame it on global warming, if you will – but it promises to be a memorable one. We’ll kick off with our usual writing … Continue reading

Monday Motivation: When inspiration fails…

Monday Motivation: When inspiration fails…

-Richard Beynon Inspiration is a curious phenomenon. Who was it who said that “I only write when inspiration strikes. Fortunately it strikes at nine every morning”? * For me, these last several weeks, as I’ve sat down on Monday mornings to spin off my motivational observations, I’ve discovered, to my horror, that inspiration wasn’t striking. … Continue reading

Settling for second best? Or not?

Settling for second best? Or not?

- Marilyn Cohen de Villiers As the sixth (or was it the seventh?) rejection email landed in my inbox, I realised that it was time to make a decision: To self-publish, or to give up. I’d heard the warnings from people who understand how the publishing industry works. They’d said that I’d have more chance … Continue reading