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Werner Heisenberg Falls in Love: The Love Letters of the Nobel-Winning Pioneer of Quantum Mechanics and Originator of the Uncertainty Principle<p>“Life’s essence should always be clearly noticeable behind the love, or the music, or the work.”<p>read article<p>Elizabeth Barrett Browning on the Dangerous Myth …

F. Scott Fitzgerald on the Secret to Great Writing: Letters of Advice to a Friend’s Teenage Daughter and to His Own

What is the secret of great writing? For David Foster Wallace, it was about fun. For Henry Miller, about discovery. Susan Sontag saw it as self-exploration. Many literary greats anchored it to their daily routines. And yet, the answer remains elusive and ever-changing.<p>In the fall of 1938, Radcliffe …

The Letters of Greats: From Ernest Hemingway to Georgia O’Keeffe, a Glimpse of Famous Correspondence

What is it about letters that speaks to us so powerfully, intrigues us so seductively? Letters in general have a way of revealing as much about the subject matter as they do about the author and the recipient, but when they offer slivers of the lives, loves, and longings of those we hold in high …

Willa Cather on Writing Through Troubled Times: A Moving Letter to Her Younger Brother

How does one keep going when the going gets really, really tough? From <b>The Selected Letters of Willa Cather</b> (<i>public library</i>) — which also gave us Cather’s only surviving letter to her partner, the editor Edith Lewis — comes a magnificent letter 43-year-old Cather wrote to her younger brother on July …

The Art of Motherfuckitude: Cheryl Strayed’s Advice to an Aspiring Writer on Faith and Humility

“Writing is hard for every last one of us… Coal mining is harder. Do you think miners stand around all day talking about how hard it is to mine for coal? They do not. They simply dig.”<p><i>“Nothing any good isn’t hard,”</i> F. Scott Fitzgerald asserted in his letter of advice on writing to his …

Italo Calvino on Writing: Selected Wisdom from a Lifetime of Letters

Culled from the 600+ pages of <b>Italo Calvino: Letters, 1941-1985</b> (<i>public library</i>) — the same fantastic recently released tome that gave us Calvino’s prescient meditation on abortion and the meaning of life — are the beloved author’s collected insights on writing spanning more than four decades of his …

The Humane Art: Virginia Woolf on What Killed Letter Writing and Why We Ought to Keep It Alive

<i>“A letter should be regarded not merely as a medium for the communication of intelligence,”</i> advised an 1876 guide to the art of epistolary etiquette, <i>“but also as a work of art.”</i> More than half a century later, and another half century before the dawn of email as we know it today, one of the …

The Letter Is Dead, Long Live the Letter

My great-grandfather was an astronomer who used to excitedly awaken his kids in the middle of the night and rush them, barely conscious and begrudging, to his telescope on the roof to observe the occasional cosmic marvel. He raised two sons and two daughters — including my grandmother, after whom I …

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The Difficult Art of Giving Space in Love: Rilke on Freedom, Togetherness, and the Secret to a Good Marriage<p>“I hold this to be the highest task of a bond between two people: that each should stand guard over the solitude of the other.”<p>read article<p>Loneliness in Time: Physicist Freeman Dyson on …

How Lewis Carroll’s Rules of Letter-Writing Can Make Email More Civil and Digital Communication Kinder

“If your friend makes a severe remark, either leave it unnoticed, or make your reply distinctly less severe.”<p>I have a friend who writes me wonderful letters. He sends them via email, but they are very much <i>letters</i> — the kind of slow, contemplative correspondence that Virginia Woolf termed “the …

How to Write Letters: A 19th-Century Guide to the Lost Art of Epistolary Etiquette

As a lover of old letters, I have a special soft spot for the lost art of letter-writing — an art robbed of romance and even basic courtesy in the age of rapid-fire, efficiency-obsessed, typed-with-one-thumb-on-a-tiny-keyboard communication. So I was utterly delighted to discover a rare and …

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DIY Potato Stamped Fruit and Veggie Tea Towel

I love the idea of using interesting items around your home in craft projects. I thought that fingerling potatoes were the perfect stamps for fruit …

Guide to Fountain Pen Nibs: Choosing a Fountain Pen Nib

Like a car and its tires, a fountain pen will only write as well as the nib it is paired with. The nib is responsible for determining how a fountain …

Guide to Nibs and Nib Holders

Although modern day pens are more prevalent in this day and age, there's a place for old world writing instruments beyond sentimental charm. One …

Kickstarter: Leuchtturm 1917 Bullet Journal Notebook - The Well-Appointed Desk

When I heard about the Bullet Journal Kickstarter campaign last fall, I jumped in with both feet. First and foremost, to support a project that has …

Behind the Edit: The Power of a Smile -- Editors' Spotlight

<i>Marie McGrory is an assistant photo editor for Your Shot and the curator of the Power of a Smile story.</i><p>As you might assume, this edit was a joy– sifting through smiles and happy scenes for a month came with many laughs and wonderful moments at work. The end, as with most things in life, is the …

Why is Berlin such a magnet for artists?

Artists from all over the world flock to Berlin to live and work. What makes the city such a draw? Chris Dercon explains the German capital’s cultural appeal.<p>Like thousands of creative people from all over the world, Chris Dercon has felt the call of Berlin. It was recently announced that the head …

5 Writing Rules That Work No Matter What You’re Writing

by Emily WenstromShort stories. Marketing copy. News reporting. Poetry. Business proposals. Literary fiction. Technical writing. Blogs. …

The 3 Notebooks Every Writer Should Keep

As a writer, you probably find yourself jotting random things down throughout the day. A story idea here, a random line there.<p>A great way to build …

A Correspondence Card is a “must have”

If you were to ask me the most important type of stationery to gift someone, I’d certainly say that a correspondence card is a must-have and one of …

The Anatomy of a Thank-You Note

Etiquette expert Elizabeth Edwards, of Arzberger Stationers in Charlotte, North Carolina, shares the ABCs of a well-written thank-you note<p><b>1.</b> For notes to family and friends, strike through any formal part of the name at the top of the letter to keep things casual.<p><b>2.</b> Always write out the date in the …

History of the Hand Written Letter

According to the testimony of ancient historians, the first recorded hand written letter (epistle) was by Persian Queen Atossa, around 500 BC. The …

Why Your Friends Want a Handwritten Note from You [Infographic]

So, you’ve got over 500+ “friends” on social media.<p>You know every little detail of what they eat, when they go to bed, what upsets them, and who they …

Creating Every Day for 100 Days

Taking on a daily project is a powerful way to jump-start our creativity. It nudges us to focus on the process, instead of the final product. How …

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