The Love Letters of Famous Writers

Some are erotic, some are sensual, some are even metaphorical in nature. The most famous of writers have always had a different way of writing love letters – dirty, scandalous even. The by-product of having a wild imagination.

Here are some of the love letters sent by famous writers to their lovers.

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The Five Most Expensive Photographs Ever

“You don’t make a photograph just with a camera. You bring to the act of photography all the pictures you have seen, the books you have read, the music you have heard, the people you have loved.” 
― Ansel Adams

Ever wondered how expensive a photograph can be? Well, now it’s your chance to find out. Continue reading The Five Most Expensive Photographs Ever

So, You Want to be An Artist

“The arts are not a way to make a living. They are a very human way of making life more bearable. Practicing an art, no matter how well or badly, is a way to make your soul grow, for heaven’s sake. Sing in the shower. Dance to the radio. Tell stories. Write a poem to a friend, even a lousy poem. Do it as well as you possible can. You will get an enormous reward. You will have created somethingKurt Vonnegut

How do you save a life?

Ever thought about it? Ever wanted to? What kind of actions or words saves someone from peril? From themselves? From a cruel fate?

What gives people hope?

What nurtures dreams?

What keeps them fighting even when the odds are stacked against them?

Well, I’d say it’s art. It’s the art we create, the art we share with others. I’d say that art enriches our experience of reality. Yes, it can also offer an escape, but it can also make us appreciate what we already have. Continue reading So, You Want to be An Artist

Book Review: Dune by Frank Herbert

Even though I wrote an article on why this novel is so difficult to adapt into a movie, I didn’t review the novel. It’s time to do just that now.

Few novels have exerted such a tremendous influence on me. Frank Herbert’s masterpiece, and undeniably one of the very best SciFi novels ever written, takes a life of its own over the span of the first few pages.

The universe the story is set in is complex — a vast intergalactic empire working as an intricate mechanism, a lasting feud, and all the treacherous games that are a part of the never ending struggle for power among the powerful.
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Showcase: Pablo Picasso as a Child

Pablo Picasso requires no introduction. Arguably the most famous painter in existence, his level of genius comparable to those of Salvador Dali or Jackson Pollock, the Spaniard created some fifty thousand artworks during his life.

“It took me four years to paint like Rafael, but a lifetime to paint like a child.”

Not bad for an eight year old, right? Continue reading Showcase: Pablo Picasso as a Child

The Writer: Episode #1

“You must stay drunk on writing so reality cannot destroy you.”
Ray Bradbury

Every writer was once a storyteller. Some might even call him a liar. Some, a coward. And, before that, he was a dreamer. He found reality to be too vulgar, too harsh, too restrictive, and he allowed himself to dream into existence a life that could never be.

It is sad that all we can do with the best in us can be called fiction. The best possible version of ourselves can only exist within the confines of words and paper.

A friend of the writer once told him that we probably write about people we wish to be, but don’t have the courage to become. Continue reading The Writer: Episode #1