Archive for Creative Writing

Remembering Roald Dahl

Happy Birthday Roald Dahl!

A person is a fool to become a writer. His only compensation is absolute freedom.

~ Roald Dahl

Visit with Roald Dahl’s wife and Director Wes Anderson as he talks about his stay at Roald Dahls’s Buckinghamshire home. Anderson was inspired by his visits and if you’ve seen the Fantastic Mr. Fox movie, you can see traces of Roald Dahl.

Edgar Allan Poe The Sleeper

I’m late for my June 2009 celebratory Edgar Allan Post so I will close out the month of June with his poem, The Sleeper. » Read more..

Edgar Allan Poe Tell-Tale Heart with James Mason

Here is an incredible piece of animation from 1953 of Edgar Allan Poe’s short story The Tell-Tale Heart. This UPA Production was the first adult only carton in Great Britain under the British Board of Film Censors classification system. I couldn’t tell you why really. I guess scary deserves an X rating. » Read more..

Phenomenal Woman

Maya Angelou wrote a poem called Phenomenal Woman which Amy Sky set to music. It is a beautiful poem and I thought it would be nice to share for Mother’s Day. I didn’t know it was set to music and was amazed at how beautiful the poem was after being rendered to music. I like it when lyrics are poetry and when poetry is lyrics. It is a truly gifted person that can do both and Maya’s poem Phenomenal Woman is lyrical. » Read more..

Mel Torme April Showers

I’ve posted less but thought of Writely Applied often. I’m not blogging much, but I’m writely applied in my work which requires creativity in its own right. I’ve spent a few moments smelling the roses, or really smelling the spring rain that may bring roses. The sound of rain is always appealing to me; I’m a lover of all things weather as each type of weather evokes some sort of feelings or memories. » Read more..