Friday Flashback

Posted on: April 11, 2014

mood-writingHere’s a peek back at what we wrote this week.

Monday we started our conversation about technology and writing with a piece by Tom Chatfield. 
– On Tuesday we shared some practical tips for avoiding techno distractions.
Wednesday’s word continued our technology theme. Do you consider yourself a technophile? 
– On Thursday we shared some new possibilities that have come with new technologies.

While we’ve been writing, we’ve also been reading, because, as Stephen King said, “If you don’t have time to read, you don’t have the time (or the tools) to write. Simple as that.” 

– Recent research shows that writing about emotional events can have great healing benefits. According to James Pennebaker, “people who engage in expressive writing report feeling happier and less negative than before writing. Similarly, reports of depressive symptoms, rumination,and general anxiety tend to drop in the weeks and months after writing about emotional upheavals.” 
– Our tutor Laure just finished “The Labyrinth” by Roberto Bolaño. “It’s a short piece that cannot easily be classified as “fiction” or “non-fiction”: it’s simultaneously a story and an essay, a meditation on a photograph of important contemporary theorists sitting around a table in a cafe.” 

Have you read anything interesting lately? Share with us on our Facebook page and we may feature it in our Friday Flashback posts.

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