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What I’m Reading

In Muriel Barbery’s The Elegance of the Hedgehog, we enter the mind of a precocious 12-year-old French girl through entries in her journal, and this excerpt describes her experience sitting on the benches of the school gym at the performance of her school choir. The scene is set thus: So yesterday, off I headed to the… Read More ›

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Dealing with Writer’s Block

How does one deal with writer’s block afterall? There are no less than eight drafts of posts lying around in my post folder, idling, unfinished, half-ideas on universal themes of love and friendship, scattered seeds of thought, the remnants of remembered conversations without structure, without coherence. I click open another draft, not mine. It’s 25… Read More ›

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True Inspiration

In my previous post, I wrote about what inspires me when it comes to something creative like writing or blogging. I said that music inspires me, gets my thoughts going, and I trawl the Net for news and other fun stuff. I lied. Typical. When asked a direct question as simple as What inspires you?, I… Read More ›

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