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My friends and family often ask me where I find inspiration for books, articles and blogs. Other times they ask who inspired me to become a writer; what writers I admire and so on. I never really thought about it, but when one of my kids asked me, I thought it was important. For most …

Their passion for music and their closeness during the COVID-19 pandemic brought the Ridgewood group together. Ridgewood members include Matt Dauphin on bass guitar, Charlie Peters on lead guitar, Bennett Hair on drums, and Elliot Stanford on rhythm guitar and vocals. When they first started playing during the pandemic, they were all living on Ridgewood …

CHARLESTON, SC (WCBD) – Jonas Pate, co-creator of the hit Netflix series ‘Outer Banks’ spoke at the Charleston Library Society on Thursday, sharing what inspired the story and offering advice to budding filmmakers. The teen adventure drama premiered on April 15, 2020, at the height of the pandemic and immediately took the streaming world by …

Roberto Carlos Lange, who goes through Helado Negro, the latest album “Far In” is here. This album is his seventh full album. In an exclusive interview, he shared the inspiration behind it, how the pandemic has shaped it, his favorite songs and more. Helado Negro started working on the album “Far In” before the pandemic …

I wanted to write this article because I know how important inspiration is and found something missing in the material I read previously on the subject. I finished writing my own article, then went for a walk around my neighborhood, a village-like setting with modest houses scattered over sloping grassy areas amid walking and a …

A famous and popular author doesn’t always mean an interesting Twitter profile. Likewise, an interesting Twitter profile may not always be a testament to writing talent. However, there are cases where these two phenomena coincide. Below, we’ve compiled a list of ten authors whose Twitter profiles will not only captivate you, but inspire you and …

This content contains affiliate links. When you buy through these links, we may earn an affiliate commission. Writing inspiration is not always straightforward. Of course, spontaneous inspiration can come from anywhere: the eggs you ate for breakfast, a phone conversation with an old friend, a bunch of withered lemon slices strewn, for some mysterious reason, …

STUDENTS from two local elementary schools found inspiration to write scary stories during a day together at Turton Tower. The historic 16th century building was the setting for the first day of school liaison between St Cuthbert’s RC Primary School in Darwen and St Michael with St John CE Primary School in Blackburn. Fourth grade …

Let’s start with full disclosure: Juliet Wittman helped Westword for decades, more recently working the rhythm of the theater. However, she did more than report and criticize; she was acclaimed for her memoir Breast Cancer Journal: A Century of Petals, was an editor at Boulder Camera, and taught writing at the University of Colorado Boulder. …

Renowned author lists his personal favorites 1. Louise Erdrich Louise Erdrich My first choice would be Louise because her book Love Medicine that has a conversational narrative. It won the 1984 National Book Critics Circle Award. This particular book really opened my eyes and inspired me to write. 2. Rabih Alameddine The work of Lebanese-American …

Whether it’s your new guy, your old best friend, or your tattooed barista, someone in your life deserves a little love. But articulating the abstract and indefinable feeling of love can be painful. . . you know what. We’ve worked on a lot of fine speeches, but the most memorable professions of love? They don’t …

As many writers know, sometimes the hardest part of the job is coming up with an idea that you like. This is why it is really important to always keep an open eye and an open mind, because sometimes inspiration can arise in the most unexpected places. One of the places that I have found …

Sorting out the Holland family in James Lee Burke’s novels requires careful study. In his new book, house of the rising sunBurke’s main character is Hackberry Holland, an occasional Texas Ranger prone to alcohol use and violence in equal measure. Hackberry Holland’s grandson – also named Hackberry – has taken the helm of Burke’s recent …