On Writing, On Wednesday: Write for You

On Writing, On Wednesday: Write for You

“When you do something noble and beautiful and nobody noticed, do not be sad. For the sun every morning is a beautiful spectacle and yet most of the audience still sleeps.” – John Lennon The minute you start writing for anyone other than yourself is the minute you lose the

On Writing, On Wednesday: If It Makes You Happy

On Writing, On Wednesday: If It Makes You Happy

My hut on the island has no windows, no doors, no light except for the coarse glow of a computer screen, blank and lonely as I am though my mind is hardly blank. The words fall past my fingertips, swirling like an inexorable tropical tempest fed by sadness, the eye

On Writing, On Wednesday: The Very First Line

On Writing, On Wednesday: The Very First Line

This is stupid. That’s the first thing I thought when the idea came to me to write about writing, which seemed no different from a balloon maker noodling up a poodle figurine at a circus side show and instead of selling it to the five-year-old cotton-candy-eater who wants one, telling

I Finally Did It

I Finally Did It

Dear Friends, Today is kind of epic in the history of little word studio. Why? I published a book. Well, an eBook but it’s there on Amazon.com, alive and well, like a literary embryo floating amid the goop of the Interwebs, ready to breath its first baby-book breath into your tablet,

Shakespeare: 400 Years Gone, Still Cooler Than Us All

Shakespeare: 400 Years Gone, Still Cooler Than Us All

Hop onto the Google homepage today and you’ll notice it’s looking distinctly … Shakespearean. The artwork commemorates the 400th anniversary of the death of William Shakespeare, “writer, playwright, and one of the most eloquent voices of all time,” wrote Google. Yes, it’s true: Shakespeare and his words were the shining paradigm of English eloquence

Pulitzer Prize 2016: Ohman, He’s Good

Pulitzer Prize 2016: Ohman, He’s Good

Yesterday, the 2016 Pulitzer Prize winners were revealed with due fanfare and a trivia night-worthy reference to the fact that prize recipients used to get notified via telegram. (You can watch the video announcement posted to the Pulitzer Prize Facebook page here.) Pulitzer Prizes are always special but this year especially so, as 2016

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