Know Yourself is a set of 60 cards to prompt you to examine your beliefs. Example card: "List five things that are important to you in your life. How much of your time do you give to each of these?" The back of each card offers advice to make sure you answer the questions in a useful way. You can use their cards on your own or with another person you feel close to. Be prepared to surprise yourself. These could be good prompts for people interested in keeping a journal or writing a memoir.
Jason wasn't in love with the original Freewrite for long, and when Astrohaus announced a more portable model, Seamus was skeptical. But the Freewrite Traveler is now available and has a lot going for it: it's a great form (recall Sony's Vaio P and other write-with-me clamshells) with a nearly-full size keyboard, 4 weeks on… READ THE REST
I've never been a reader of Stephen King's fiction, but many years ago, a friend gave me a copy of his book, On Writing. I loved it. It made a significant impact on the quality of my work and my approach to it. Over the years, I've collect used copies of On Writing to give… READ THE REST
When I'm working on a new creative writing project — be it a novel, or a play, or an album, or anything else — I like to do my first drafts by hand in a notebook. Sure, my handwriting is utter shite, but it helps free up my mind. It gets out of my head,… READ THE REST
We've probably all been holding our breath about this for a while. And now that it's here, we can start getting used to the idea that this winter will be unlike any before it. With COVID's impact on the holidays, we're all expecting some big changes this time around. However, Mother Nature isn't really all… READ THE REST
This year has given us a perfect opportunity to work on a holiday season project. Since virtually every family has loads of history trapped in old slides, negatives, and photos, this might be just the right time to make sure those precious and historic moments are digitized and preserved for eternity. That used to mean… READ THE REST
Your mom always told you to sit up straight. And, chances are, she wasn't telling you that just to hear herself talk. Posture matters–and for more than just appearances. Right now, about 31 million Americans are experiencing some form of lower back pain. Half of all working Americans suffer from back pain every year, and… READ THE REST