Archive: April 2012

130 Journal Writing Prompts!

  • April 27, 2012
130 Journal Writing Prompts!

This is a mashup of these two posts.  Some folks like these all in one list, so it has been re-blogged here. 130 Journal Writing Prompts by Thomas W.P. Slatin is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 United States License. Based on a work at www.tomslatin.com. Permissions beyond the scope of this license may be available at http://www.tomslatin.com/legal/copyright/. These prompts are subject to copyright. Example Uses: http://this1sforslatin.wordpress.com/   Name something you lost or gave away that can never be replaced. What 5 websites...

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Uprooted Tree

  • April 25, 2012
Uprooted Tree

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The Creative Potential Of The Mentally Unhinged

  • April 25, 2012
The Creative Potential Of The Mentally Unhinged

Today I read this book titled Requiem For A Paper Bag, when I came across a simple anecdotal story of how Herman Melville was writing one of his many lengthy letters to his friend, Nathaniel Hawthorne.  Apparently in the letter, Melville states how he wished that a paper mill existed in his house so that the seemingly unending letter to Hawthorne could, in fact, be endless. Soon after, I realized that a modern-day term for writing obsession such as was the case with Herman Melville is graphomania.  One might even go so far as to say that Melville is crazy or somewhat unhinged, although...

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My Never-Ending Quest For Productivity

  • April 18, 2012
My Never-Ending Quest For Productivity

Not a single day passes without going to bed with the guilty feeling that I've wasted yet another day not being productive enough, and yet no matter how much I do (and on most days I get lots done), I feel as if I could have accomplished much more. Surrounded by distraction, I strive to do good work, while at the same time, working even harder to eliminate, or at the very least, block-out distractions.  It always seems to me that as soon as I get into a productive cycle, something always comes around to interrupt my creative process, be it an unexpected phone call, conversation from someone...

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Found Magazine Shout-Out

  • April 12, 2012
Found Magazine Shout-Out

If you haven't yet heard about Found Magazine, now is the time to check it out.  I've been a fan of Found Magazine since before I started writing a blog; so much of a fan, in fact, that Found Magazine even named me an, "All Star Finder", in one of their first books. So today, the folks at Found Magazine sent me an email with their latest projects, all of which can be found in this post.  They're also busy working on a documentary film, Medora (something I want to do as well - check my life to-do-list), and they're looking for donations. One last thing, don't forget to follow Seven34Films,...

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McMullen’s Garage

  • April 11, 2012
McMullen’s Garage

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Tall Pine Trees

  • April 8, 2012
Tall Pine Trees

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Dead Bicycles

  • April 4, 2012
Dead Bicycles

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Closed & Abandoned Bridge

  • April 2, 2012
Closed & Abandoned Bridge

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“Get Back To Your Roots”

  • April 2, 2012
“Get Back To Your Roots”

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Vintage Guard Post

  • April 2, 2012
Vintage Guard Post

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