WARNING – CREATIVE WRITING AHEAD
Without freedom of speech, we no longer have freedom of thought. Without freedom of thought, how the hell are we supposed to be creative?
– Source – Someone cleverer than me, probably JP.
Continue reading “The Wrong Thinker’s Guide To Being A Successful Novelist (Or Any Kind Of Creative)”
I remember I was quite offended at the time. It was fairly soon after I started my blog in 2014.
Thanks for following my blog. I suppose your blog is an intelligent kind of spam based on the wish of bloggers to let their ego develop on the net.
I have respect for your intelligence and wish you good luck.
(Kind thanks to drwilly of drwillylip.wordpress.com for a most excellent insult)
I came to realise, It’s actually a reasonable comment. A reasonable question to ask oneself. Sometimes criticism may seem harsh, but, it can be some of the best advice one will ever receive.
It’s a question I ask myself when I’m writing or sharing – is what I’m creating enriching people’s experience of life, or am I just creating “Intelligent Spam” ? Am I sharing something people wouldn’t normally see ? Am I distributing information which is interesting ? and so on.
Continue reading “Intelligent Spam, Picking Best Photos And My Social Media Links”
I made this track a while back on Ableton. It was my one of my first attempts at making music, since the 90s. Probably not most people’s cup of tea, but my Canadian friend kinda inspired me to share it. … Continue reading Music – “Heart Nose Best” – Don Charisma
Another sunset that turned out well, straight off the camera …
Continue reading “Sunset Over The Bay”
I find it an odd question. My brain goes through 100000s of ideas every day – I think !, I’ve never actually counted them. It’s a lot anyway. So why look for ideas outside yourself ? I think we learn that our … Continue reading What Will You Write Today ?
Today’s prompt – “Concise Writing” CONCISE WRITING I have a friend – Chris. He has a very busy job, ten people working for him. He’s “told me off” a couple of times for writing emails to him that are “too long”. … Continue reading Concise Writing – Don Charisma’s Prompt
Today’s prompt – “Making Friends With Yourself” MAKING FRIENDS WITH YOURSELF There’s only really one person you need to learn to make friends with. Look in the mirror and you’ll see that person. He or she is the only … Continue reading Making Friends With Yourself – Don Charisma’s Prompt
Today’s prompt – “Breathing” BREATHING David Blaine managed 45 days without food suspended in a plastic box near London’s Tower Bridge. I saw him when he emerged he was VERY vulnerable and weak, and in a very bad way. He’s since I … Continue reading Breathing – Don Charisma’s Prompt
Today’s prompt – “Vulnerability” VULNERABILITY This is a tough one for most people, I know this because it is for me. Please only publish your work IF YOU FEEL 100% COMFORTABLE TO DO SO. There’s no looking bad in my … Continue reading Vulnerability – Don Charisma’s Prompt
Here’s a run down of some of the responses from my “Compassion” prompt COMPASSION Response 1 – Writing MOM by Audrey Dawn – Oldest Daughter & Red Headed Sister Mr. Don Charisma’s Compassion Challenge: This one’s been a long time … Continue reading Compassion – Don Charisma’s Prompt – The Responses
Today’s prompt – “Compassion” COMPASSION Earlier today I posted about people who’d like to have some company, friends or just friendly acquaintances – “Lonely” – Don Charisma’s Opinion … No man is an island ! DO – Sit, walk, lay down, whichever is … Continue reading Compassion – Don Charisma’s Prompt
Today’s prompt – “Heart” HEART Heart is the centre of emotional intelligence – the control centre. The heart doesn’t need you to do anything, so just let your heart do the work, all you have to do is be aware and keep … Continue reading Heart – Don Charisma’s Prompt
Today’s prompt – “Insult” INSULT Just prior to going out for my evening walk I have a critic leave an insulting message on my blog. My grey matter sometimes takes a while to process insults, maybe I’m strange but I … Continue reading Insult – Don Charisma’s Prompt
Thanks for all those who took part, I think I got everyone who did. I’m sorry if I missed you, please make sure you backlink me and/or post the link to your work in the comments for the prompt post. … Continue reading Fear – Don Charisma’s Prompt – The Responses
Today’s prompt – “Fear” FEAR I went out for a walk, and something I was afraid to think about appeared. Often I brush it aside, which seems to magnify the effect. So try the opposite, let it in, be OK … Continue reading Fear – Don Charisma’s Prompt
It’s a long time since, bit nostalgic really, 2002. I like these photos as much as when I took them. There’s personal things attached so I … Continue reading Piccadilly Circus/Regent Street, London – “Gandhi-orma”
I got demoted in English in school. They moved me down from the top class with Mrs-Stuck-Up-Fancy-Pants, into the class below. One’s first thought would be that that would be a denigration, how dare they move a genius like myself … Continue reading Art And Paint – Don Charisma’s Prompts – Conclusion
Jenny’s surpassed all my expectations with this lovely go at my prompt … http://jennydevildoll.wordpress.com/2014/04/20/philter-phreak/ Likes and comments disabled – please visit Jenny’s blog 🙂 Continue reading Paint – Don Charisma’s Prompt – jennydevildoll
Today’s prompt – “Paint” PAINT DO – Take your “squiggles” from yesterday’s art prompt and start to edit in your painting software. DO NOT think more than you need to, DO NOT plan. Pick any colours, the brighter and bolder … Continue reading Paint – Don Charisma’s Prompt
It always amazes me how a few short words from one person can make such a big impression. Indians (from India), have a reputation for being spiritually wise people. That’s not to say that there aren’t spiritually wise people everywhere … Continue reading Don’t Believe Anything That Makes You Weak
I can’t sadly take any credit for this amazing piece of art. It’s not even my photo ! Never-the-less it’s a lovely piece of work. Amazing … Continue reading Street Art – David Walker
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