All the Secrets of the World

By |2018-03-23T12:17:16+00:00March 23rd, 2018|reading|

“All the secrets of the world are contained in books.” I love this quote by Lemony Snicket. Books are like treasure chests, full of the most wonderful things. When I first began reading, it was to discover adventures—And those adventures taught me all kinds of things, from moral ideals to exciting new ideas. To my delight, I discovered that the learning never stops. Whether we’re reading fact or fiction, reading helps us understand the world we live in and the people we live with. It introduces us to different ideas and inspires us to think. To make sense of our existence. To indulge in creativity. There’s no such thing as a passive reader.

A Drift of Quills: Muse (Department of Music)

By |2018-02-15T16:29:27+00:00August 4th, 2017|A Drift of Quills|

A Drift of Quills are talking to the Head Muse (Department of Music) to find out what—if anything—helps promote the mood to write or inspire scenes, moods, or any other parts of our imagination. What kind of tunes do you think we listen to? We share a lot of things in common; is music one of them?

Ways to Stay Creative (For Writers)

By |2017-08-04T14:38:38+00:00April 14th, 2012|writing|

There's a long list of things that can strong-arm their ways into our carefully arranged schedules, often staying for weeks or even months. Sometimes those sabbaticals can recharge our writing batteries, infusing us with renewed energy and zeal, and look out world, here we come! Unfortunately, the effects of time and inactivity can rob us of our talents. Our talents need exercise…