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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.

Stay tuned For the Love of English series. Perfect for anybody who wants to learn more English words, and very useful for writers who want that and some more in depth knowledge about common mistakes, allusions, usage notes and more.
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Writing Prompt 20

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?

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Wake Up

Where will the journey take us further? We have been here for thousands of years, and the sole purpose most of our species have found for our existence is to destroy each other. One day, you may be the one and I will be the others; one day, I may be the one. What...

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Bring life to Your Tree

Bring life to Your Tree

What if we think of our writing as a tree? The idea itself sounds creative, doesn’t it? Then we can think of writing with or without branches, so it is not seen from only one perspective, with flowers on so it is beautiful, or with leaves so it is rich and alive; if...

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September Tree

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—

Free Our Souls

Free Our Souls

Stone Walls do not a Prison make, Nor Iron bars a Cage; Minds innocent and quiet take That for an Hermitage. If I have freedom in my Love, And in my soul am free, Angels alone that soar above, Enjoy such Liberty. Free Our Souls What does it look like when you are...

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