How to Tell if You’re a Writer

"A writer is someone for whom writing is more difficult than it is for other people."  -- Thomas Mann … [Read more...]

The Writing Room: Different From, Different Than – Which Is It?

By Barbara Falconer Newhall I was at the gym working my pecs and abdominals on the stretching apparatus the other day when I spotted a flyer posted by a … [Read more...]

Feng Shui Tip for the Writing Room and the Bedroom — Your Mother’s Not Allowed, and Neither Are the Kids

By Barbara Falconer Newhall Thumbing through a book on feng shui at the now defunct Gaia bookstore in Berkeley a few years ago, I ran across a chapter … [Read more...]

Noah Lukeman on the Colon, That Most Majestic of Punctuation Marks . . .

By Barbara Falconer Newhall Wow! A book on punctuation. By Noah Lukeman. The bookstore had an entire book  on punctuation by this master of the dot and … [Read more...]

The Writing Room: If It’s Religious, Can It Be Art?

By Barbara Falconer Newhall Can a religious person be an real artist these days? Can "great" art be religious art? Can it address matters spiritual in … [Read more...]