When do you think you’ve achieved success as a writer? When you’ve made a certain amount of money from your writing? When you’ve attained a certain number of dedicated readers? …(more…)
On Forgotten and Overlooked Women Authors
After reading How to Think Like a Woman by Regan Penaluna, I am left wondering: How many women authors, especially philosophers, have been forgotten or completely lost to history? Why? And are we giving more credence to our modern-day women authors and philosophers than we have in the past? Why or why not?(more…)
Admiring a Starry Night: Reflecting on Art and Writing
Today’s post and writing prompt is inspired by Friday’s writing prompt, Starry Night, which was inspired by Vincent van Gogh’s famous painting.(more…)
Musings on Valentine’s Day and Romance Novels
Is Valentine’s Day a commercialized hoax? Or is it a day full of real love? Where do you stand?
Are you going to read a romance novel today? Do you ever read romance novels? And will your stance on Valentine’s Day determine whether or not you will read a romance novel, or watch a rom-com, or do anything else romantic, today?(more…)
The Efficacy of TEDx Talks
A tortured artist is a myth. No?
Why do people, especially the young and those in academia, idolize those supposed “tortured artists” who are hopeless, anxious, overly analytical, suicidal, and, well… depressed and depressing? Are depressed artists capable of expressing anything more profound because they’re sad or conflicted? Are they expressing anything unique about humankind and the world because they’re expressing themselves more gloomily?
Is there such thing as a tortured artist? No. This is a myth that needs to go.(more…)