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Writer Quotes

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“In composing, as a general rule, run your pen through every other word you have written; you have no idea what vigor it will give your style.” - Sydney Smith“I love writing. I love the swirl and swing of words as they tangle with human emotions.” - James Michener“If you can't write your idea on the back of my calling card, you don't have a clear idea.” - David Belasco“Everything in life is writable about if you have the outgoing guts to do it, and the imagination to improvise. The worst enemy to creativity is self-doubt. “- Sylvia Plath“The act...

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Fun with Inkblots

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Inkblots have been around as long as there has been ink. The Rorschach test also known as the Rorschach inkblot test (or simply the inkblot test) is a psychological test in which subjects’ perceptions of inkblots are recorded and then analyzed using psychological interpretation. Some psychologists use this test to examine a person's personality characteristics and emotional functioning. The test is named after its creator, Swiss psychologist Hermann Rorschach. In the 1960s, the Rorschach was the most widely used projective test. In a national survey in the U.S., the Rorschach was ranked eighth among psychological tests used in outpatient mental...

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Moleskine

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For two centuries now Moleskine® (mol-a-skeen'-a) has been the legendary notebook of artists, writers, intellectuals and travelers. From gifted artists Henri Matisse (1869–1954) and Vincent van Gogh (1853–1890), to poet and leader of the surrealist movement André Breton (1896-1966) to Ernest Hemingway (1899-1961) considered the most influential writer of the last century, to famous travel writer Bruce Chatwin (1940-1989).These notebooks have proven they can withstand the trials of travel and abuses that ensues from normal use. This is the one true trusted travel journal.Genuine MoleskineFor over a century a small French bookbinder supplied Paris stationery shops with this simple black...

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Pen Trivia : Match the song titles with the artist...

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Writing letters has long been a popular theme in popular culture songs. Revealing your heart always seems a bit easier when penning your feelings. Let’s see how closely you have been listening about writing. Match the song titles with the artist who made the tune popular.1.) Book of Love2.) Mr. Postman3.) Black & White4.) Ink5.) Take a Letter Maria6.) Paperback Writer7.) The Letter8.) Lady Writer9.) With Pen in Hand10.) Every Day I Write the Book1.) Dire Straits2.) The Beatles3.) Elvis Costello4.) The Monotones5.) Coldplay6.) Three Dog Night7.) The Box Tops8.) The Marvelettes/The Beatles9.) Vikki Carr10.) R. B. GreavesAnswers:1.) #42.) #83.)...

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Ink Trivia : How many years ago was the first successful recipe for writing ink created?

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Ink Trivia For years people had been carving into clay, stone, or wood to write a record of their life and experiences. But when ink and paper came, it revolutionized writing for all time. They are still in use today. Thus, it’s interesting to know who invented ink. Many say it was the Egyptians who invented ink. They also say paper was invented by an Egyptian, because “paper” comes from the word “papyrus” which grew abundantly in the Nile region. But recorded history shows that both writing implements—paper and ink—were invented by Chinese men. The paper inventor was T’sai-Lun and...

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