- Producer09/12/2016THE CIRCLE OF REASONIt is said that the foetus in the womb endures nine months of furnace to develop its body and cloak its soul.The foetus lies upside down with hands folded, as though in prayer, the reason being that he must remember this painful time in the womb and...
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Comments23/11/2016 #4 Dannye Williamsen#3 Thanks for the feedback, @irene_hackett. Yes, it is true that a writer simply must write, but it is often the process of establishing a peaceful relationship between just writing from your soul and managing the obstacles marketing can often put in your path. As an introvert, I find marketing to be especially difficult when it comes to my books. Promoting others is much easier. :-)
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- Producer08/11/2016Infinity Squared Chapter 3Infinity Squared…Chapter 3 This is the third chapter of my third book…Infinity Squared. It is a continuing story about a fellow who met a deity and was given knowledge of what is coming in the afterlife. I wrote this six years ago. While it...
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- Producer02/11/2016The Relevance of Numbers15, 30, 30, 50000. It's not a math quiz, an equation, a code or the combination to the safe housing a secret fortune. It's not the winning lottery numbers either. I suppose they could be any of these things but a) I'm not psychic and b) I'm no...
Comments07/11/2016 #16 Laura Mikolaitis#13 @Ken Boddie, thank you! I took your advice, by the way. I read your comment and thought "he's right." So when I sat down to write on Saturday and then again on Sunday, I just wrote. And I exceeded my goal both nights. I'm 7 days into this journey and I'm learning to just give in to the words and write. If nothing else, I'm building a spring board for something else. Like I mentioned to Lisa in my reply to her, at the end of this I will have clay to mold. It's my first time doing something like this, but if I don't try then I've already surrendered. Thanks so much for your kind words and encouragement - it is greatly appreciated!07/11/2016 #15 Laura Mikolaitis#12 Thank you, @Lisa Gallagher. I can relate to having that fuzzy feeling in your head. I've let many distractions impede me from writing: bad days, bad moods, not enough time, feeling tired - and the list goes on. But this exercise is teaching me a habit and you know what, I am beginning to feel like it's a normal part of my day. I have no outline for what I am writing, it really is stream of consciousness. I don't even know if it makes sense. But, as my friend so aptly pointed out to me today, at least at the end of this chapter I will have clay to mold; which is more than I had when I started. And for me, that's what it is about. Creating the habit, learning the discipline, expending the time. Thank you, always, for your support.05/11/2016 #13 Ken BoddieI don't know you, Laura, but one thing I've concluded in a short time is that YOU CAN WRITE, lady! If I may be so bold as to offer advice ..... I would stop counting words and minutes and just commit to daily writing. This reduces the hurdle to removing distraction and just doing it. Personally, when I'm on a mission I'm in the zone and I keep going for as long as the real world allows. I wish you focus and no distractions. Get on and break a leg.05/11/2016 #12 Lisa GallagherGood for you @Laura Mikolaitis! Your an excellent writer, I've always enjoyed reading your pieces. You've got this! I don't plan to write a novel but I do need to set a goal to write more frequently. My mind has been a bit numb lately and it's hard to draw out thoughts when it's so foggy up there. I love how you broke apart the numbers, you DO see this as attainable. One day at time! I will be cheering for you.04/11/2016 #10 Laura Mikolaitis#9 Indeed it is @Graham Edwards 🐝! I love that book by Brene Brown. It's one of the reasons I've been able to accept my vulnerabilities and take those leaps forward. Thanks for your comments. I just put Day 3 of the challenge in the books. It is such a fun experience to just write. I'm trying to keep my inhibitions at bay and enjoy each moment that I get to sit and write.03/11/2016 #4 Laura MikolaitisThanks @Deb Helfrich! I'm really writing by stream of consciousness and honestly, I'm not sure if any of it makes sense but I had an idea awhile back that I used as my spring board. I'm definitely weaving a tale and, if nothing else, at the end of November I will have something. From there, I can start editing and see how it ends up. It's definitely a worth while exercise to keep the brain stimulated. Thanks for reading and sharing with me in the comments. I feel like my last couple of posts have gotten a bit lost on here, but you seem to be finding them - so thank you!02/11/2016 #3 Deb HelfrichYay, yay, yay! I know I am excited to see what transpires over this month of your commitment, @Laura Mikolaitis.
One thing I know from writing my memoir is that I had to give up my thoughts on linearity. It was a story, it happened to me. I wasn't writing some confusing mystery with all sorts of time jumps. YET. Some days what arose for me to write about was something completely out of sequence. I remember the day when I opened the document - it was around 50 pages. Getting too big to navigate by memory and I thought I was failing..... but I stuck with it, and soon the time to cut and paste and get things in order and develop the narrative arose. Always believe. And don't knock research. Since my book was about my dogs, I had a rationale for wanting to add in some facts. A burst of writing always came after research. That whole fresh perspective thing.02/11/2016 #2 Laura Mikolaitis#1 @Deb Helfrich, I'm not sure where the words are coming from lately, but I'm going with it. I've had much on my mind of late and I suspect that is feeding into my inspiration. I've also tried to let my inhibitions go and simply write. And that has made a world of difference. Of course, that also means peeling back those layers a little more each time. But that's part of growing and evolving as a person and, dare I say, writer.
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- Producer13/10/2016What's on your Kindle/Bookshelf/Nightstand?For those of us who love to write, there is typically a corresponding love of reading. Every interesting person I have ever met is a reader.I thought I'd share a list of my recent reads and see if any of you have read them, or if not, consider them...
Comments15/10/2016 #38 Susan Rooks#28 That's my favorite kind of problem, @Kevin Pashuk! I am more of a library kind of person because writers are putting out more books than I can keep up with. I would be broke if I bought too many! And fortunately or not, I am a very, very fast reader. So I go through books quickly. Thanks again for a great post!14/10/2016 #37 Harvey Lloyd#36 I am a person who believes in free will or choices declares who we are. Not unsupported declarations or positions. I am Christian and it is ok if others choose not to be. It was my choice. If I must describe my Christianity by destroying another belief then I would probably be agnostic. Love Jesus but be sceptical of his detractors and followers. Just find your path and believe in it14/10/2016 #35 Harvey Lloyd#30 The Atheist who didn't exist. Was my first choice. I am an extreme I that has adapted to public settings. So i enjoy deep thoughts about how folks can declare anything. One of my favorite questions of those who declare something, "Five years ago you were making declarations, Based on these have you arrived at your destination, are you on the same path? Follow up questions would include: What happened to those declarations? How do you think current declarations will impact the next five years?
The conversation usually doesn't end well because the declarations get exposed as a way to manage current events as opposed to a life long commitment to something. I will let you know about this book, so far, i am enjoying the writer. Whether true or not i am declaring Andy Bannister an I, @Kevin Pashuk.14/10/2016 #32 Jared Wiese#25 #30 I agree with Kevin on the sentiments, @Harvey Lloyd. Another approach I've been trying is looking up a summary and seeing if a book resonates. Probably works better with non-fiction and could be seen as a spoiler, but I also see it as a way to skim and prepare to absorb as much as I can from the book.14/10/2016 #31 Jared Wiese#29 Thanks for the kind words and thoughtful reply, Kevin.
I hope I didn't get too "real" as I thoroughly enjoyed the other comments and ideas in this thread.
I keep hearing about Patrick Lencioni, so will definitely be checking out his works. One comes to mind, "The Five Dysfunctions of a Team".14/10/2016 #29 Kevin Pashuk#22 Great list Jared. It almost appears that you have favourite authors and devour everything in their collection.
I've done the same with incredibly funny books by A.J.Jacobs, inspirational books by Phillip Yancey, and leadership books by Patrick Lencioni. I highly recommend all of these authors.14/10/2016 #28 Kevin Pashuk#20 Thanks Susan. I was ever only scary to my daughter's potential suitors when she was a teenager.
I have bookshelves full of 'real' books. The list above is ONLY the books I've read on Kindle over the last year. It doesn't include dozens of other titles on my Kobo reader (kind of a Canadian Kindle) or the hard copy books, or the Amazon Kindle books over the previous years.
I guess I might have a reading problem...14/10/2016 #25 Harvey LloydI went through three of the books and read the Amazon "look inside" feature. It was a little of an experiment. Do Big "I"'s enjoy the same reading materials. This experiment was totally scientific and has an error bias of 2.93855%:) The three sampled books resonated with my big I and i have downloaded two of them. My conclusions of this study is that I's do share some features across the type, as it applies to reading. We enjoy folks who are realists, opinions that can be supported by more than just emotion, humor that is totally detached from any realism, and finally writers who challenge our way of thinking.
This study along with the rather exhaustive study that Boeing determined a 737 costs eleven cents per passenger mile will still leave you needing five bucks in the latte line.
Thanks for the reading list @Kevin Pashuk. I am deep into the first downloaded book and appreciate your list greatly.14/10/2016 #23 Susan Rooks#21 @Lisa Gallagher, I remember the book although I'm not sure I ever read it. And I am so far from being a true intellectual, it's as though I'm on a different planet. My reading these days is for pleasure, for relaxation. I did my time reading the current books of the day like . . . yes. 7 Habits and all those.
And @Kevin Pashuk, I understand the allure of a Kindle or other electronic reading device! If I traveled as much as I did 10-15 years ago, I would definitely have one because it would make sense. Since a lot of my work is home-based now, I can enjoy magazines, newspapers, and books the old-fashioned way. But your list is still amazing.14/10/2016 #22 Jared WieseOK, since this is going to tell a bit about me, I am going to pick some of my classics.
Stephen R. Covey:
- The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, including:
-- Daily Reflections for Highly Effective People: Living the 7 Habits of Highly Effective People Every Day
-- The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Families
-- First Things First
-- The 8th Habit: From Effectiveness to Greatness
- MONEY Master the Game: 7 Simple Steps to Financial Freedom
- Giant Steps
- Notes from a Friend: A Quick and Simple Guide to Taking Charge of Your Life
- Awaken the Giant Within : How to Take Immediate Control of Your Mental, Emotional, Physical and Financial Destiny!
- Unlimited Power : The New Science Of Personal Achievement
- The Four Purposes of Life: Finding Meaning and Direction in a Changing World (to read)
- The Life You Were Born to Live: A Guide to Finding Your Life Purpose
- No Ordinary Moments: A Peaceful Warrior's Guide to Daily Life
- Everyday Enlightenment: The Twelve Gateways to Personal Growth
- The Peaceful Warrior Collection
- Slow Burn, by Stu Mittleman
- Pain Free, by Pete Egoscue
- Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work, by John Gottman
- The Five Love Languages, by Gary Chapman
- The Power of Now
- Practicing The Power of Now
- Stillness Speaks
- A New Earth
- Getting Results the Agile Way: A Personal Results System for Work and Life, by J.D. Meier
- The Compound Effect, by Darren Hardy
- Eat That Frog, by Brian Tracy
- The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business, by Charles Duhigg
- The Miracle Morning, by Hal Elrod14/10/2016 #21 Lisa Gallagher#20 @Susan Rooks, do you remember the detective and true crime magazines they used to sell in stores during the 70's? When I was a teen I used to buy those and read them. I remember the first book I bought and read because I wanted to, "Go ask Alice." A book about a girl who did psychotropic drugs and had horrible trips from LSD in particular. I can say this much, I never wanted to touch drugs after reading that. I think I was in 7th grade when I read that book. Yes, I'm a true intellect haha14/10/2016 #20 Susan RooksOK, so you are officially -- in my "book" anyway -- one scary dude, @Kevin Pashuk! That is a hell of a list!
On the other hand, I'm probably 30 years older than you are, and I reserve the right to read mostly fiction -- detective and/or other mystery genres -- for relaxation.
But I did spot two books I might want to look at, and if you hadn't put them on your list, I doubt I would have. So thanks! And you're right -- interesting people tend to be readers.
PS: I much prefer paper books. Just sayin' . . . :-)14/10/2016 #19 Lisa GallagherQuite the list @Kevin Pashuk. My kindle is full of fiction books. I also like reading books that are 'stories' of people who've experienced an out of body experience. I have books by researchers on OBE's and consciousness. No one has an answer but my mind has always had this investigative side, maybe that's why I enjoy reading material that has no concrete proof *yet*. There probably won't be any proof in my lifetime. Great topic! Oh and I still read paper back and hard cover books. My favorite paperbacks are inspirational books and yes, some of my fiction books too.
- Producer07/10/2016Librerías de barrio, ¿desaparecerán por culpa de la venta en internet o por otros motivos?La evolución no solo pilla a las personas, también termina pillando a los negocios y oficios de todo el mundo. Las librerías son una de las más destacadas al respecto. Las librerías digitales que entregan libros en 24 horas más o menos o los...
Comments07/10/2016 #3 Laura RoviraMe quedo con las librerías. Entrar en una librería y que el librero te reciba y pueda aconsejarte no tiene precio. Es lógico que las grandes cadenas tengan los libros de inmediato pero en las librerías hay valores añdidos que el resto no tienen. Yo cuando voy a comprar un libro lo que menos tengo es prisa ya que lo interesante es perderte en una librería y ver lo que surge.07/10/2016 #2 David Gamella PérezEstá claro que por comodidad los pedidos online, las grandes superficies y los ebooks están acabando con ellas. Ahora bien, el placer de entrar en una pequeña librería y encontrar un pequeño tesoro a buen precio... ¡Esa sensación nunca será igual comprando online!07/10/2016 #1 Laura BeckerEs un debate interesante... obviamente, gigantes como Amazon o Fnac son más cómodos y ofrecen muchas más ventajas, por no hablar de la eficiencia a la hora de realizar un pedido, como bien has comentado. Ahora sí, considero que siempre va a haber "románticos" de las librerías, que van a acudir a las tiendas tradicionales en busca de gangas y ese ambiente (¿intelectual?) que tienen las mismas.
- Producer07/10/2016Is My Honey Sticky Enough?The other evening my minuscule alter ego “Bo Buzzbee” and I sat down to chat over a cup of mead. Actually I had a pint and Bo had a modified thimble full, but that’s a story for another post. Sometime during the rambling buzz of our...
Comments08/10/2016 #11 Lisa GallagherI really enjoyed this @Michael D. Davis. I think I like your 'character' Bo too. Bo seems to be a good listener. You can promote your dailychalkboard hive, there is a share button there may be others who aren't aware of it's existence yet and some people forget to visit all the hives they signed up for. I'm guilty of that because I joined so many. Keep buzzing, I like your style!08/10/2016 #10 Vincent Andrew"My purpose in being here and contributing to beBee, or any of my other social media endeavors is completely directed towards inspiring and motivating others to be their very best." Well said @Michael D. Davis View more"My purpose in being here and contributing to beBee, or any of my other social media endeavors is completely directed towards inspiring and motivating others to be their very best." Well said @Michael D. Davis and highly relevant in my view. Close07/10/2016 #5 David B. GrinbergMichael, that was a very entertaining and informative blog post. Sweet honey indeed. You ask if writing on beBee "is relevant and a wise and worthy use of my finite bank account of time on this earth or not." The answer, in my opinion, is an unequivocal YES! Buzz on, my friend and have a wonderful weekend (to both you and "Bo Buzzbee").
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Creative Writing~ 100 buzzes
Creative writing is any writing that goes outside the bounds of normal professional, journalistic, academic, or technical forms of literature, typically identified by an emphasis on narrative craft, character development, and the use of literary tropes or with various traditions of poetry and poetics. Due to the looseness of the definition, it is possible for writing such as feature stories to be considered creative writing, even though they fall under journalism, because the content of features is specifically focused on narrative and character development. Both fictional and non-fictional works fall into this category, including such forms as novels, biographies, short stories, and poems. In the academic setting, creative writing is typically separated into fiction and poetry classes, with a focus on writing in an original style, as opposed to imitating pre-existing genres such as crime or horror. Writing for the screen and stage—screenwriting and playwrighting—are often taught separately, but fit under the creative writing category as well.