Author: CW

Spice In The Writer’s Life

Today, the Big 5 Publishers want writers to write one thing. If I write private detective murder mysteries, that’s all the Big 5 want me to write. Why? Because they want a known commodity in their stable. Especially if my

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The 8-Fold Path-Step 6: Valuing the Sound of Silence

For the past few weeks we’ve talked about talking. Specifically, how we can limit it or eliminate it altogether. Both our own talking and the talking of others. Today we’re going to look at Step 6 on The 8-Fold Path

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Nothing Beats A Book

Last week I talked about being a multi-genre reader and writer. This week I’d like to focus on the reader part and next week on the writer part. There are readers who basically read just one genre. Whether it’s romance

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The 8-Fold Path-Step 5: The Scent of Silence

We live in a world where, at least for most of us, we can’t avoid talking at some point during the day. Over the past several weeks we’ve looked at various ways in which we can limit talking. Today, we’re

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A Reader’s and Writer’s Life

I love to read. Give me a book any day. I’ll take it over TV, movies, and video games. Nothing can replace my imagination. TV, movies, and video games give me someone else’s imagination which may be truly fabulous, but

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The 8-Fold Path-Step 4: Appearing Wise

  Often, we find ourselves in group settings. Whether a business meeting, a committee of an organization we’re in, or a party, because we’re social creatures we usually end up working or playing with others. Which provides us a wonderful

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Zeppelin Mania: In Those Days, Giants

The Graf Zeppelin Over Rio On the Graf Zeppelin  Hugo Eckener (translated from the German by Douglas Robinson) I have always felt that such effects as were produced by the Zeppelin airship were traceable to a large degree to aesthetic

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The 8-Fold Path-Step 3: Be Brief

  Today’s post and the next two posts are probably the most practical bits of advice I can offer on practicing silence every day. As you’ll see, “silence” doesn’t necessarily mean we’re silent. Last week, in Step 2, I said

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Zeppelin Mania: My Library

The LZ-114 completed after WW I, turned over to the French, and renamed Dixmude. Many of you are aware of my love affair with the airship and the rigid airship in particular. Some of you have made comments on the

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The 8-Fold Path-Step 2: Avoid Talking

  Unless we are hermits or are living in an eremitic cloister, it’s going to be fairly difficult to avoid talking altogether. And I don’t think we should as long as we live in the broader human society. Therefore step

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