I’ve mentioned Adele Bertei‘s website in other places before. She’s definitely an interesting figure: a writer and a musician (probably best known for her backup on the Thomas Dolby song “Hyperactive!” – she is prominent in the Old Grey Whistle Test performance here) with a breadth of experience that she writes about eloquently. I particularly like her honest, meditative writing style, but I think what really draws me to it is there’s a personal aspect in her posting that seems to go a little deeper than strictly writing in the first person. I find the little idiosyncrasies each writer has that mark their voice essential to a personal site.
Someone on either my Facebook or Twitter posted a list of 25 Things Writers Should Stop Doing. I’ve re-shared it on social media, but it’s worth sharing here on my blog. There’s a lot in here that I’m guilty of, and when I look at the suggestions I realize how much I need to keep my momentum and keep pursuing what it is in writing that gets me into that zen mode where the words just pour out and harden into sculpture to be intricately chiseled.
I’m thinking of choosing a new layout for the blog. I think I’m just getting a little fussy and restless again, the way I do from time to time.