Archive: September 2013

Writers Notebook Resources

  • September 30, 2013
Writers Notebook Resources

I have a Writers Notebook Google Alert.  Unfortunately, instead of getting updates for writers notebook resources, I get endless alerts for things with writing notebook in the title.  Call it fuzzy logic, or a loose-association, this is hardly what I am constantly searching for. Here is a list of Writers Notebook resources, and other things Writer's Notebook related.... #bathroomconvo - "Writer's Notebook Time!" Writer's Notebook - Article on About.com that contains a definition and many examples. Tips For Young Writers - Includes ideas and examples for how to start a writers notebook. Sharing...

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Writing Prompt Number 39

  • September 29, 2013
Writing Prompt Number 39

Name one thing you have always been good at doing.

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Country Gardens

  • September 28, 2013
Country Gardens

September 2013

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Susan Winebrenner On Intelligence

  • September 23, 2013
Susan Winebrenner On Intelligence

“Real intelligence is a creative use of knowledge, not merely an accumulation of facts. The slow thinker who can finally come up with an idea of his own is more important to the world than a walking encyclopedia who hasn’t learned how to use this information productively.” — Susan Winebrenner

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Writing Prompt Number 38

  • September 22, 2013
Writing Prompt Number 38

What was the longest amount of time you have spent waiting on line for something? What was it, and was it worth the wait?

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Broken

  • September 21, 2013
Broken

September 2013

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McIntyre Blast Furnace, Tahawus, New York

  • September 20, 2013
McIntyre Blast Furnace, Tahawus, New York

The McIntyre Blast Furnace Tahawus, New York September 2013 More Photographs Of Tahawus, New York

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Before They Wrote: Jobs Once Held By Famous Writers

  • September 19, 2013
Before They Wrote: Jobs Once Held By Famous Writers

This post was inspired by a recent conversation about jobs once held by famous writers.  Before I started writing, I had a full-time career as an Emergency Medical Technician and Firefighter (here is my story). Mark Twain, (Samuel Clemens) first worked as a steamboat pilot on the Mississippi River. Herman Melville once took a job as a surveyor on the Erie Canal. Nathaniel Hawthorne worked as weigher and gauger at the Boston Custom House. Steven King took odd jobs to pay for his living expenses, including one job at an industrial laundry. J. K. Rowling worked as a researcher and bilingual...

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The Exploration Of Tahawus, New York

  • September 17, 2013
The Exploration Of Tahawus, New York

Tahawus (also called Adirondac, Adirondak, or McIntyre) was a village in the Town of Newcomb, Essex County, New York, USA. It is now a ghost town situated in Adirondack Park. Tahawus is located in Essex County within the unpopulated northern area designated to the town of Newcomb.  Tahawus was the site of major mining and iron smelting operations in the 19th century. Although standing as recently as 2005, the last mining facilities have since been demolished and removed (with the exception of some minor garages, blast furnaces and outbuildings). In 1940 a new mine opened, this time for the purpose...

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Writing Prompt Number 37

  • September 15, 2013
Writing Prompt Number 37

Describe your daily routine when you get out of bed in the morning.

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Bath And Chair (BW Edit)

  • September 14, 2013
Bath And Chair (BW Edit)

March 2012

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Empty Playground (6) (Edit)

  • September 13, 2013
Empty Playground (6) (Edit)

October 2007

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Little Shack On The Mountain (Edit)

  • September 9, 2013
Little Shack On The Mountain (Edit)

June 2013

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Writing Prompt Number 36

  • September 8, 2013
Writing Prompt Number 36

Name a celebrity or famous person you wish would take you out on a date.

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The Machine

  • September 7, 2013
The Machine

My father was a scientist and engineer.  His side of the family was filled with engineers of various types.  Whenever my father needed a task to be completed which required any sort of repetitive motion or labor, he would typically build a machine to perform the task. The machine shown here was built to control a series of electromagnets for some sort of early robotic device or sculpture.  My father built it around 1960, but unfortunately he was not a good wordsmith, and therefore, left no written documentation as to how the machine functions, or what task it was designed to perform. ...

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