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Writing Prompt 22

Here is Albrecht Durer’s personification of the melancholic temperament in his most famous print, Melencolia I, shows a gloomy, idle figure who sits under an hourglass, weighed down by her own thoughts and surrounded by the unused tools of creative endeavor and scientific research.

Cannot Give You More

If a heart alone would suffice, I have given you all— A world standing on the brink Of losing its colors, I have given you my red green and blue; What more do I owe you? What missing hue I have not surrendered Generously like a rainbow You ride along beyond the clouds...

Writing Prompt 21

The story depicts a violent moment which deprived the world, according to Greek mythology, from eternal spring. Now we only have a short span of spring. But here I ask myself and you, would we know and appreciate spring if we had it all the time? Without the harsh winter, how could we ever crave the warmth of spring?

Embraced by the Sea

Here I lie alone naked on my bed Watching you putting on your Levi’s jeans Your tight shirt exaggerating your muscles For that, you need not cover your head, Slowly buckling your cowboy boots Ready to ride away as the raid succeeds; Walking towards the door looking...

For the Love of English 02

For the Love of English is a weekly series on Hungry Writer for writers and readers who love to dig deeper in the meaning of words, learn more about collocations, allusions, common mistakes, usage notes and idiomatic expressions. With some activities and a quiz at the end.

Culture Zone 01

In this episode of Culture Zone: Art by Botticelli, Music by Chopin, Poem by Nizar Qabbani, about The Schindler’s List movie, George Michael’s One More Try, and about The Iliad by Homer.

Writing Prompt 20

let’s think about the ideas we could gather from the painting and think about them in context. The painting is believed to be a wedding gift. Who would have painted a scene of rape as a wedding gift to be hung in the wedding chamber most probably?

Writer’s Toolbox – Dialogue Techniques 01

Dialogue Techniques 01 In this week’s post from the series Writer’s Toolbox, we will look at twelve different techniques writers use to write dialogue. However, let me remind you that all the techniques and tips and tricks cannot create a genuine writer; only you can....

September Tree

Tablets and computers promise you answers—
To a bland question, a blunt answer does not exist;
You listen well then you may hear it,
The sound does not come from dull speakers
Trying to break the invincible silence inside—

For the Love of English 01

For the Love of English is a weekly series on Hungry Writer for writers and readers who love to dig deeper in the meaning of words, learn more about collocations, allusions, common mistakes, usage notes and idiomatic expressions. With some activities and a quiz at the end.

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For the Love of English 01

For the Love of English 01

For the Love of English is a weekly series on Hungry Writer for writers and readers who love to dig deeper in the meaning of words, learn more about collocations, allusions, common mistakes, usage notes and idiomatic expressions. With some activities and a quiz at the end.

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Writing Prompt 21

Writing Prompt 21

The story depicts a violent moment which deprived the world, according to Greek mythology, from eternal spring. Now we only have a short span of spring. But here I ask myself and you, would we know and appreciate spring if we had it all the time? Without the harsh winter, how could we ever crave the warmth of spring?

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Humility is really important because it keeps you fresh and new.

— Steven Tyler

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This Rock Standing in the Way

This Rock Standing in the Way

There is this rock standing in the way, and I look all around and see all other ways are blocked. I come to think about it as the end of the road, of which I barely started the first few steps. What do I do now? Should I turn around and go back for there might be...

There is Nothing to Write about

There is Nothing to Write about

I spent all of last looking for my muse, begging, waiting, watching TV all night!!! There is no other way to approach writing but saying that it is hard, and unless you have already decided to be alone most of the time writing, chances are that you will never find your so-called muse.

Never Let Them See You Coming

Never Let Them See You Coming

When do we usually have this moment when we are reading a story and, out of a sudden, we stop feeling what’s happening around us; we don’t hear our being called to dinner; we don’t notice it is already four o’clock in the morning and we have just failed to sleep early...

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Embraced by the Sea

Embraced by the Sea

Here I lie alone naked on my bed Watching you putting on your Levi’s jeans Your tight shirt exaggerating your muscles For that, you need not cover your head, Slowly buckling your cowboy boots Ready to ride away as the raid succeeds; Walking towards the door looking...

What If we can Do This

What If we can Do This

If you can keep your head when all about you Are losing theirs and blaming it on you, If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you, But make allowance for their doubting too; If you can wait and not be tired by waiting, Or being lied about, don’t deal in lies, Or...

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