Tag: Writing

Jetty

Choose a Creative Talisman

By now, you’ve seen the primary image on my website many times, the picture above with the pier, the hut, and the ocean. You might have been wondering, what is this picture? Why is it here and what does it have to do with writing, art, or creativity? Actually, it has everything to do with writing and creativity, because this…

Ink Shelf

Ink Tower: Visit My Writing Space

This week I was going to talk about cooking and recipes with nurturing, nutrient-dense food, but instead, I’m posting about another source of nourishment: the space to create. Today I’m going to take you into my writing space and show you where I work and also some cool organizational tools I’ve discovered to make a limited space pack more punch.…

Journals: the march of time

The Journal: Vehicle to the Past or Future?

I started keeping a journal at about age 12-13. I began numbering them in college, retroactively assigning early journals negative numbers, so that time stretched backward and forward from the zero of freshman year. By now, they number in the 50s, the current journal being LIII (because journals should be counted in Roman numerals, of course.) Growing up, my journals…

THE pen for German schoolchildren!

Why Fountain Pens? A Love Story

I have a vague memory of my dad describing how he had to carve his own pens out of bamboo in order to have a writing implement in elementary school. Of course, this may be the Punjabi version of, “When I was your age, I had to walk 5 miles in snow to get to school,” but even if so,…

Leave yourself a trail.

Hit the Ground Running: Picking Up a Project Where You Left Off

Years ago, I wrote a play in which the main character couldn’t remember anything for more than a few moments. (Yes, I was upset when the movie Memento was released a few years later. Thank you for asking.) Anyway…this story was about a university couple, both professors, who kept up academic jobs and social lives all in 5-10 second increments.…

Simon

Inspiration from a Yogi: Guarding the Creative Flame

A lamp does not flicker in a place where no wind blows. –B.K.S. Iyengar Greetings. I’m very excited that you have joined me here for my first blog post. My plans for this space are focused, yet diverse. I’m going to be looking at many different aspects of the writing and creative life from the particular perspective I’ve developed over…