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On Being an Artist

“It is just an accident that determines whether an artist becomes musician, painter or writer. All art is based on a desire to communicate, a love of beauty, a need to create order out of disorder.” Patricia Highsmith Plotting and Writing Suspense Fiction

Drops of Happiness: Read

Start the day reading. Set some time aside if it makes you happy. It’s food for the soul. You don’t need to be learning, just enjoy it. You don’t even need to know why you’re enjoying it, though it’s fun to wonder why: Is it the style, the plot, the […]

‘Misery’ by Stephen King

The first book I read by Stephen King was his non-fiction ‘On Writing’, which is quoted in every single book on writing. (I wrote about it here.) Following that, I decided to start reading some of his fiction, to see how he applied (or not) his own advice. I’ve liked […]

‘Nutshell’ by Ian McEwan

Books have just been accumulating in my Kindle. I finish them, I want to recommend them, write a little bit about them and share the passages I’ve marked. But it just never happens. I finished this book such a long time ago, and it’s still sitting in my device, waiting… […]

Writing about Online Meetings

I’m currently writing “Online Meetings that Rock”. As always, the project started as a “oh, that sounds like it could be useful to people, and there doesn’t seem to be many books on the subject”. While online meetings do appear as a chapter in most books on virtual leadership, or […]