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League of Inveterate Poets

The out-of-context contextuality of a foolish sage

Seth Godin: Finding Inspiration

| August 20, 2010

One approach to innovation and brainstorming is to wait for the muse to appear, to hope that it alights on your shoulder, to be ready to write down whatever comes to you.

The other is to seek it out, will it to appear, train it to arrive on time and on command.

Review: The War of Art by Steven Pressfield

| July 31, 2010

The War of Art: Break Through the Blocks and Win Your Inner Creative Battles My rating: 5 of 5 stars UPDATE: Win a copy of The War of Art by clicking here! (Enter by 8/22/2010) The War of Art: Break Through the Blocks and Win Your Inner Creative Battles goes on my short shelf of […]

Resistance and the War of Art

| July 31, 2010

From The War of Art (p. 50): “Resistance [the force within us that works against our life-purpose] knows that the more psychic energy we expend dredging and re-dredging the tired, boring injustices of our personal lives, the less juice we have to do our work.” Time to leave my past in it’s rotting grave. Time […]

I Write Like Cory Doctorow

| July 20, 2010

I write like Cory Doctorow. Proof: http://iwl.me/s/31398c21

VIDEO: Jerome Charyn on The Secret Life of Emily Dickinson and Its Critics

| May 23, 2010

Commenting on my review of his novel The Secret Life of Emily Dickinson, author Jerome Charyn wrote the following to me (via Twitter): “Thanks so much for that perceptive review! It really is about Emily’s dream life and you’re the first one to point that out.” Now I wish I had written more about “Emily’s […]

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