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Jung on Creativity


I’m always fascinated with musings on the creative spirit. Jung wrote quite a bit about creativity. Here’s a short quote. “The artist is not a person endowed with free will who seeks his own ends, but one who allows art … Continue reading

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I’ve been puzzling over this one?


I’ve read that Daniel Defoe, author of Robinson Crusoe and Moll Flanders once said: “…how frequently in the course of our lives the evil which in itself we seek most to shun, and which, when we are fallen into it, … Continue reading

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Don’t Judge a Book by its Cover


Who would agree with that statement today? With all the emphasis on design and the importance of visual imagery, it seems very unlikely that, as purchasers of books, we aren’t going to be attracted or repelled, impressed or unimpressed with … Continue reading

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The Architecture of Happiness by Alain De Botton


The Architecture of Happiness and writing. I first became a real fan of Alain de Botton’s writing in 2005 when I was visiting Paris by myself for about two weeks. I stopped in at Shakespeare & Company right by the … Continue reading

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What’s Wrong with this Story?


Vence in the south of France where Jonathan Pryde lives.           Ever had that feeling that something’s wrong with the manuscript even though you’ve been through it a hundred times? And you don’t know what it … Continue reading

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Where am I? Is this the Second Draft or the Third, or does it matter?


Still working on redrafting! Here the lines get blurry and I get bleary-eyed. When can I say the second draft is done and I’m onto the third? Or does it even matter? Maybe I should trust the “flow” and let … Continue reading

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A Romance: How a place gets into novels…


Venice is filled with canals and Squares surrounded by ancient palazzos—perfect places to linger and reflect. Narrow fog-ridden calles run like silken spider-webs connecting the Squares and taking me ever onward in exploration of the city and myself. I am a writer and a photographer and I am in love with Venice. Continue reading

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