Zines

According to Wikipedia a zine is a small-circulation self-published work of original or appropriated texts and images, usually reproduced via a copy machine. Zines are the product of either a single person or of a very small group, and are popularly photocopied into physical prints for circulation. Wikipedia. I learned about zines while reading Austin KleonContinue reading “Zines”

Beyond The Block-Part 1

I started writing my memoir in 2012 and to this date I am still writing and revising. My book starts out with my life growing up in Brooklyn. I grew up in the Raymond V. Ingersoll Housing Development in Fort Greene Brooklyn. I was surrounded by history. The school I attended, Public School 67, wasContinue reading “Beyond The Block-Part 1”

The Success Principles

It was Sheryl Mays http://www.rising-and-shining.com, best selling author, international speaker and tv host, who mentioned she completed the Jack Canfield’s business course. I ordered the book and have started reading it and completing the exercises. The book, for me, is a road map to achieving success in the fields I am pursuing. Of course myContinue reading “The Success Principles”

Stephen King

Stephen Edwin King is an American author of horror, supernatural fiction, suspense, crime, science-fiction, and fantasy novels. His books have sold more than 350 million copies, and many have been adapted into films, television series, miniseries, and comic books. King has published 62 novels, including seven under the pen name Richard Bachman, and five non-fictionContinue reading “Stephen King”

Robert Louis Stevenson

Robert Louis Stevenson was a Scottish novelist, essayist, poet and travel writer. He is best known for works such as Treasure Island, Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde, Kidnapped and A Child’s Garden of Verses. Born and educated in Edinburgh, Stevenson suffered from serious bronchial trouble for much of his life, but continuedContinue reading “Robert Louis Stevenson”

Quiet Time

I was so happy to find Dai Niem Xu Thien Vien Satipatthana Meditation Center in Leesburg Florida. The center is closed but the grounds are open. I took my time and walked around and took photos. This space is so peaceful and quiet. I was able to clear my mind and refocus myself. I wasContinue reading “Quiet Time”

Music & Writing

I was reading Austin Kleon’s newsletter (austinkleon.com) and in it he had an article by Valentina DiLiscia https://hyperallergic.com/author/valentina-di-liscia writing how Curator Ikechúkwú Onyewuenyi hopes to rouse a new generation of writers with “Chez Baldwin,” a 32-hour-long Spotify (www.spotify.com) playlist based on Baldwin’s vinyl record collection. What a collection he had! I’m still working way throughContinue reading “Music & Writing”

Kelly Notaras

I’ve read Kelly Notaras book “The Book You Were Born to Write: Everything You Need to (Finally) Get Your Wisdom onto the Page and into the World.” As Kelly puts it “there is only one criterion for being a writer: you have to be writing.” Her book is filled with suggestions for writing. Here areContinue reading “Kelly Notaras”