Writer Wednesday: A Real Pencil (Not the Skirt)

Pencils (Photo credit: Mrs Magic)

I tried quite a few titles for this post, including “Rob’s Pencil” but you can see why that probably wasn’t a good choice. Or am I too attuned to undergrad forms of humor?

You may have read my writing process post on the blog last week which is part of a “hop”. In the blogosphere, this means bloggers link up when we are all writing about the same topic or theme.

My fellow wordsmith, Rob Chazz Chute, has given his take on writing. And as usual, it’s full of wit and sound advice. Check it out.

Have you tagged this summer to start your project? Stuck with a question about how to start (or keep going)? Ask away. We’ll try our best to answer!

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Monday Mindfulness: Your Time, Talent, and Treasure

English: Actress Cate Blanchett at the 2011 Sy...
English: Actress Cate Blanchett at the 2011 Sydney Film Festival. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Regardless of whether or you watch the Oscars, you likely watch a movie every now and then.

What Cate Blanchett said in her acceptance speech has been picked up by news outlets around the world.

You could see it as two time winner chastising a male dominated industry: “who are still foolishly clinging to the idea that female films with women at the center are niche experiences.”

Or a call to the rest of us to prove that “Audiences want to see them [female centric films] and in fact, they earn money.”

Cate reminds us that how we spend our money is perhaps as important as where we spend our time.

What industry would you like to see grow? Spend your time, talent and treasure there.


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