My affair with fountain pens

Fountain pens are a total joy to write with. I collect them, I use them and I am crazy about them. Had I the time I would do all my handwritten chores with fountain pens. Whatever the naysayers may scream, migrating to ball pens or rollers was a sure … [Continue reading]

Writer’s Cafe

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One excellent program for writers is Writer's Cafe by Anthemion Software. This is a heavy-weight writing application brimming with more features than most people need in their usual writing work. Everything a fiction writer, irrespective of his … [Continue reading]

Passing through hometown

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Rains had stopped and a full moon floated above a cleansed horizon by the time his train rolled out through familiar outskirts. He desperately wanted to get off and visit his childhood home, maybe meet up with some of the kids he went to school with … [Continue reading]

MSWord 2003 for writers

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My absolute favorite writing program is Microsoft Word (MSWord) 2003. I have never found a better alternative and believe me, I've looked. It has everything a serious writer, especially a fiction writer, could possibly need. Nothing more and … [Continue reading]

Childbirth pains and future

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Human beings are perhaps the only species where normal childbirth is intensely painful for the women. This acute pain is rated amongst the highest a human being can experience and still live. Religious stories aside, why are we, the most intelligent … [Continue reading]