Keith MacKenzie 26 letters. A million and more words. No limit to stories.

Category “Writing inspiration”

The importance of lull and flow

Thursday, 28 February, 2013

Came across this great quote when surfing Reddit’s writing subreddit: “This sentence has five words. Here are five more words. Five-word sentences are fine. But several together become monotonous. Listen to what is happening. The writing is getting boring. The sound of it drones. It’s like a stuck record. The ear demands some variety. Now […]

What’s playing at the cinema in your head?

Wednesday, 20 February, 2013

It’s been awhile since I’ve posted here. But I have an excuse – we were moving. We packed up all our shit and we moved across the continent, across the mighty Canada-U.S. border, and landed right smack in Woburn, Massachusetts. I feel like I’ve walked into a Ben Affleck movie. Well, no, not really, but […]

Sympathy for the writer

Wednesday, 23 May, 2012

Think life’s hard as a writer? Ha! Think again. Back in the day, Billy Shakespeare wrote with a feather. A freakin’ feather! He had a jar of ink, perhaps, that he would dip into every few words, and then carefully and meticulously scrawl away. An average day probably went something like this: (dips ink) To […]