Interesting read and how-to re: why good writers keep journals.
Here is a nifty link that discusses how to methodically break down writers’ block with music. Neat, huh?
A little video on the Oxford (a.k.a. serial) comma
I am amused and impressed by literary mimicry. Check out this article as an example. Funny and well done, I thought.
A few days ago, I noticed that people were sharing around my blog post “Muslim, queer, feminist: it’s as complicated as it sounds” without including my Twitter username. Not a huge deal – they were linking back to my blog, so I was still getting clicks and page views out of it – but it was a little disconcerting (not bad, just disconcerting) to realise that my work was being shared around by people who didn’t even know me and therefore couldn’t directly credit me as the creator.
People keep telling me this is a consequence of “fame” (I wasn’t even aware that I was famous!) – that people will share your work without letting you know about it. I suppose I can live with that, as long as people aren’t just copy-pasting words of mine without any kind of course or attribution…
…which is exactly what happened to me…
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There is some evidence that writer’s block is a specific brain state.
It’s not me, it’s my damn brain. Blame her.
What’s worse: never giving up, even though everyone else can see you are foolish to persevere, or giving up your goals because you know when you’re through?
If you’ve been thinking “hhm, based on Chloe’s blog entries, I surmise she is not exactly the most productive writer alive right now”, you’d be right. *sigh*