“Writing: often it is the only thing between you and impossibility.”

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Writing
often it is the only
thing
between you and
impossibility.
no drink,
no woman’s love,
no wealth
can
match it.
nothing can save
you
except
writing.
it keeps the walls
from
failing.
the hordes from
closing in.
it blasts the
darkness.
writing is the
ultimate
psychiatrist,
the kindliest
god of all the
gods.
writing stalks
death.
it knows no
quit.
and writing
laughs
at itself,
at pain.
it is the last
expectation,
the last
explanation.
that’s
what it
is.

Charles Bukowski, “Writing.”

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Five Posts to Write Right Now

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Whether you’ve been blogging for a decade or for a week, sometimes it can feel like inspiration has taken a day off. Next time that happens, give these post ideas a try.

1. The quote-first post.

It’s sometimes easier to put your own thoughts into words when someone else’s words are already there on the screen. Have you come across a powerful quote in the news, or read a great opening sentence in a novel? Is there a line in a song you’ve recently heard that you keep thinking about?

Start a post by quoting it. The quote can be as simple as a line of dialog from Game of Thrones, or as thought-provoking as a short passage form Plato in this fascinating essay on crime and free will. You could write about how the quote affects you, why you think it’s interesting, or how it relates to something you’d written about before. Or just use…

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Vacation time!

Vacation time is almost upon us! So after a sleepless night filled with the remainder of packing, it is finally time to head to the airport, 5.30am and the moods of the family are showing already – that one annoying thing about long haul travels! I’m sure it’s not just my family though.

Finally reach Manchester Airport at around 7.10, and already cannot wait to be air-bound! Our first flight leaves at 10.05am and fortunately is on time. I have to ask at this time if my son, daughter and I are able to meet the pilot and see the cockpit. Yes we are!So right now I am the most excited person in the world, it’s something I’ve never experienced before either.

The Captain and his co-pilots were fantastic, really lovely guys who made us feel great! Looking at all the buttons and controls made my head spin, they are extremely clever! A nice long 8.5 hour flight and we touch down nice and smooth in Atlanta…for a nice long 5 hour lay over 😟

One more flight to go, Atlanta to Albuquerque, 3.5 hours this time and the journey is over! Finally get to see my brother again after 2 years, along with his new partner and children! All I can say right now is that I’m tired and looking forward to sleep! I am also looking forward to spending time with my family and relaxing!!

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