Archive for June, 2009

RSS aggregator as a research tool

June 25th, 2009 No comments

A while ago, I made a blog entry about getting inspiration to come to you. Some of the ways I mentioned to do this would actually help as research tools as well. Read more…

Reading and Writing

June 20th, 2009 No comments

I am currently reading Stephen King’s “On Writing”. It is a brilliant  and inspiring book, and manages to be practical and warm so far. But the bit that I want to talk about is the first really inspiring part in the book for me.

It was something of a mini revelation. Only a very small point, and very obvious, but one of those things that had occurred to my conscious mind before – it had never struck me (as they say). Read more…

Give your story momentum

June 11th, 2009 No comments

I recently got a bit stuck and fed up with a story I was writing (which was particularly annoying as I hadn’t got very far). For some reason I got stuck moving the story forward. The problem, I suddenly realised,  was that I had this great situation that I wanted to explore, but nothing for my characters to do. Read more…

The Dip – Seth Godin

June 4th, 2009 No comments

Seth Godin’s new book has been getting a lot of press. Primarily aimed at businesses, it is being touted as another book with ‘the answer’ about how to approach your work and your life. The back of the book proudly proclaims that it “will forever alter the way you think about success”. Well, I don’t know about that, but I wouldn’t just dismiss it as uselessly stating the obvious, like some have. Read more…