Tag Archives: Writing

Why Do You Get Up In The Morning?

“Why do you get up in the morning?” my friend asked. “Oh, because I want to write my book!” I exclaimed. The words fell out of my mouth like puppies tumbling out of a shoebox, messily, easily, excitedly. “I have … Continue reading

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A reflection about this blog

A few months ago, I committed to myself that I would write at least one post every week for my blog community. After all, we had found each other, spread out geographically, across all differences on the basis of a … Continue reading

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An early start to New Year’s Resolutions

It’s going to be New Year’s Resolutions season soon. We’re getting into the throes of hedonism in these last two months of the year. Repentance is scheduled for 1 January. I’ve written about well-intentioned resolutions before, and how they fall … Continue reading

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“Give” ideas for Diwali, Christmas and other festivals

It’s festival season all over the world, with some of the most commercial festivals cropping up soon. I love this season because it encourages us to think of our friends and families; in a world that is increasingly shrinking inwards … Continue reading

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The boring delight of discipline

Yesterday, I wrote about how the secret sauce to success is discipline, not motivation. It’s a surprising insight. After all, we’re schooled to believe that you have to have a crazed fit of inspiration to achieve outstanding, jaw-dropping outcomes. This … Continue reading

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Stream of consciousness

The other day, I wrote about how only amateurs wait for inspiration to write. The real writers write, no matter what. But what if I can’t think of what to write? My mind is blank right now even as I’ve … Continue reading

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On writing

“Inspiration is for amateurs. The rest of us just show up and get going.” – unknown I’m a new writer, by which I mean that I’ve just in the past few years mustered the courage to write my thoughts and … Continue reading

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