Most of us are too young to remember (even me), but there was a time when a new technological change upended the publishing industry – it was called the paperback book, says writer Andrew Shaffer. Anita Mathias considers writing and prayer and writes a letter to a young, aspiring writer. Adam Blumer finds a sure cure for writer’s ego.
Then there are some striking photos, like an image of how time may have started and one of a sunset that I still find haunting. And five paintings by Van Gogh – re-created with spices. And what’s behind a song called ‘Winter in New York.” All great stuff.
“Critic’s Choice” by David Rupert at Red-Letter Believers.
“How Paperbacks Transformed the Way Americans Read” by Andrew Shaffer at Mental Floss.
“Writing and Prayer” and “A Letter to An Aspiring Writer” by Anita Mathias at Dreaming Beneath the Spires.
“I Got This” by Kathy Richards at Katdish.
“When you give a mom a coffee” by Amanda Hill at Hill + Pen.
“How a Hater Stopped Me” by Michael Perkins at The Handwritten.
“A Cross in My Hand” by Matthew at The Already Not Yet.
“A Sure Cure for Writer’s Ego” by Adam Blumer at Meaningful Suspense.
“How to be a good team member” by Laura Boggess at The Wellspring.
“The Picnic Table” by Megan Willome.
“Dead Pier” by M.J. Duggan.
“Adelia Prado” by D.S. Martin at Kingdom Poets.
“The End: My Last Poem From Weetamoo Woods” by Chris Yokel.
Paintings and Photographs
“Sunset” by Nancy Rosback at a Little Somethin’.
“Breath” by Jack Baumgartner at The School of the Transfer of Energy.
“For a Season” by Susan Etole at Just…A Moment.
“5 Van Gogh Paintings Re-created with Spices” by Kerry McCollam via Abraham Piper at 22 Words.
“The Story Behind ‘Winter in New York’” by Chris Yokel.
“I’m with You” by Mario Frangoulis.
Photograph: O2 Arena London, by Monica Galante via Public Domain Pictures. Used with permission.