Archive | November, 2008

What Do You Look For in a Book Review?

I’m introducing a new (occasional) feature at Confident Writing: reviews of books that I think will be relevant to your work as writers (and bloggers). There’s a few reasons why I’m starting this just now.  For one, ‘experimenting’ month seemed like the right time to add in something new.   Plus I’ve got a whole pile [...]

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Scrambled Toast – My Blog Laboratory: Guest Post by Brad Shorr

Scrambled Toast – My Blog Laboratory: Guest Post by Brad Shorr

I’m delighted to bring you a guest post on “experimenting” by my good friend Brad Shorr.  Brad’s best known for his Word Sell blog, but have you heard of Scrambled Toast? My humor blog, Scrambled Toast, was born on May 24, 2006. From the beginning, it has been the home of one writing experiment after [...]

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Inbox or FeedReader: The Results of a Reading Experiment

Inbox or FeedReader: The Results of a Reading Experiment

I’ve been reading blogs in a feedreader pretty much since I started blogging. But a post from the laid back productivity blogger Nick Cernis got me thinking twice about this habit. In Ditch the Digital Itch: Drop Feed Readers Today he argues that: What started as an idea to push new content to interested readers [...]

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5 Thought Provoking Posts on Responsibility

5 Thought Provoking Posts on Responsibility

I tried an experiment last month: I jotted down 50 ideas (with post headlines) for you to take away, borrow, and make your own. There were 5 responses to the invitation.  Well one wasn’t strictly speaking in response, but so closely tied in to the theme that I’m going to include it anyway.  It’s not [...]

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Words of Remembrance

Words of Remembrance

Everyone Sang by Siegfried Sassoon Everyone suddenly burst out singing; And I was filled with such delight As prisoned birds must find in freedom, Winging wildly across the white Orchards and dark-green fields; on-on-and out of sight. Everyone’s voice was suddenly lifted; And beauty came like the setting sun: My heart was shaken with tears; [...]

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