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Ask the Readers: How Thoughts Transmute into Art?

image by jinterwas   If art is based on thought, what is the transmuting process? – Virginia Woolf, A Writer’s Diary P. 94 Woolf, a skilled writer and a deep thinker, posed the right question. I paused when I read it, and made a note of it to ponder it at leisure. I would like […]

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A Commonplace Book

image by bluefootedbooby   I hadn’t given much thought to the commonplace book until recently. I’d heard the term in passing before, usually in books, but never really stopped to consider it. However, earlier this month I was talking to a professor at my former college, who upon learning about my journaling pursuits mentioned that […]

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Are Money and Comfort Necessary for the Writing Process?

An Essay based on A Room of One’s Own by Virginia Woolf  I first met Virginia Woolf at Mrs Dalloway’s party. She was a stranger – an aloof, sharp, beautiful woman with whom I didn’t feel an immediate connection. Relationships with books and authors are the same as relationships with people. With some, it’s an instant connection, recognition of […]

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