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by Orpheus
Thu Jan 14, 2021 1:05 am
Forum: I'm a writer!
Topic: How do you find inspiration?
Replies: 7
Views: 577

Re: How do you find inspiration?

Writing is a craft, not something you do only if you get inspired. It’s a craft, and you learn it by doing it. Write, read what you’ve written, re-write it, read it again, re-write, etc. And when you’re not writing, read! Read books, articles, short-stories, news papers. And then start writing some...
by Orpheus
Mon Dec 28, 2020 4:57 am
Forum: Using Scrivener
Topic: Scrivener for Philosophy Dissertation Needs
Replies: 2
Views: 1119

Re: Scrivener for Philosophy Dissertation Needs

Hello friends, I hope you all are well. So I'm a new Scrivener user whose been exploring its features. I am a current PhD Candidate in Middle East Studies and Philosophy who is looking to transition my writing platform from Microsoft Word to Scrivener. I am a very experienced Microsoft Word and App...
by Orpheus
Sun Dec 27, 2020 7:46 pm
Forum: And Now For That Latte
Topic: One way to promote your writing - Steven Pressfield
Replies: 0
Views: 705

One way to promote your writing - Steven Pressfield

Make a whole video series discussing your book(s) or writing. Though I think it was meant to be educational, a corollary effect is that it exposes your work to a wider audience. 8)

The Warrior Archetype https://tinyurl.com/yaefvy98
by Orpheus
Wed Dec 23, 2020 8:19 pm
Forum: And Now For That Latte
Topic: Your Ability to Focus Has Probably Peaked: Here’s How to Stay Sharp
Replies: 0
Views: 280

Your Ability to Focus Has Probably Peaked: Here’s How to Stay Sharp

A guilt free way to procrastinate. Read how to be more productive. 8)

https://tinyurl.com/ya57lu69
by Orpheus
Sun Dec 20, 2020 3:39 am
Forum: And Now For That Latte
Topic: So you thought you had a tough day
Replies: 0
Views: 306

So you thought you had a tough day

So you thought you had a tough day watch this and see if it doesn’t help to reset your attitude Just heard an inspirational speaker. A former combat pilot who was shot down, horribly burned, injured and pronounced dead but who was resurrected by the grace of God to continue flying and reach the Holy...
by Orpheus
Tue Dec 15, 2020 1:42 pm
Forum: All About Authors
Topic: This Is Your Brain on Writing
Replies: 6
Views: 4105

Re: This Is Your Brain on Writing

Although... I'd contend that the 'creativity' required for factual writing - if it's to make the writing interesting and digestible to readers - can sometimes be almost as great as that required for fiction. I would suggest that it would have to be greater. I would respectfully suggest that's a loa...
by Orpheus
Tue Dec 15, 2020 1:20 pm
Forum: Reviews & Recommendations
Topic: Shakespeare, Shakespeare, Shakespeare
Replies: 23
Views: 11920

Re: Shakespeare, Shakespeare, Shakespeare

i do enjoy east/west fusions; if any out there know any mongrelized shakesperean adaptations feel free to post. The Banquet is a Chinese version of Hamlet, https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0465676/ Trailer https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AgoQ6PDxihY The Banquet 1/5 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J14SF...
by Orpheus
Tue Dec 15, 2020 1:50 am
Forum: All About Authors
Topic: This Is Your Brain on Writing
Replies: 6
Views: 4105

Re: This Is Your Brain on Writing

Thanks, nom - very interesting indeed. I'd also be interested in the next step Steven Pinker recommends - to compare brain images when the brain is engaged with fictional writing with images when it's engaged with factual writing. Although... I'd contend that the 'creativity' required for factual w...
by Orpheus
Tue Dec 15, 2020 12:57 am
Forum: Reviews & Recommendations
Topic: Shakespeare, Shakespeare, Shakespeare
Replies: 23
Views: 11920

Re: Shakespeare, Shakespeare, Shakespeare

About 20 years ago I read the complete works of Shakespeare and loved the historical and tragic plays. Each was good and it seemed better than the previous one. I recall that I liked King Lear best and thought that Titus Andronicus was a bit strange, almost psychedelic but still good. I could not re...
by Orpheus
Tue Dec 15, 2020 12:46 am
Forum: Reviews & Recommendations
Topic: Shakespeare, Shakespeare, Shakespeare
Replies: 23
Views: 11920

Re: Shakespeare, Shakespeare, Shakespeare

i do enjoy east/west fusions; if any out there know any mongrelized shakesperean adaptations feel free to post. As for that psychedelic post Vic, it's those eyes on the hands that makes everything so freaky and yet beautiful Ran , Kurosawa's take on King Lear. https://archive.org/details/01Ran_201904
by Orpheus
Tue Dec 15, 2020 12:25 am
Forum: Reviews & Recommendations
Topic: currently reading
Replies: 76
Views: 85709

Re: currently reading

Just read, ANCIENT INDIAN EDUCATION - Brahmanical and Buddhist, and Caitanya Caritamrta (for the 3rd time)
Mahabharata
Bhakti Rasamrta Sindu
Tattva Sandarbha
Srimad Bhagavatam
Hari Vamsa
The Vanished Library A Wonder of the Ancient World
by Orpheus
Tue Dec 08, 2020 12:18 am
Forum: And Now For That Latte
Topic: How Apple Just Changed the Entire Industry (related to M1 chipset)
Replies: 25
Views: 1049

Re: How Apple Just Changed the Entire Industry (related to M1 chipset)

And here is a more detailed review of the MacBook Air and MacBookPro on The Verge.

Text version https://www.theverge.com/21570497/apple ... -m1-review

But I watched the video version https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OEaKQ0p ... e=emb_logo
by Orpheus
Tue Dec 08, 2020 12:05 am
Forum: And Now For That Latte
Topic: How Apple Just Changed the Entire Industry (related to M1 chipset)
Replies: 25
Views: 1049

Re: How Apple Just Changed the Entire Industry (related to M1 chipset)

A review of a MacBook from the Verge. And remember he is talking about Apple's entry level machines. Excerpt: Apple’s first-gen M1 chips have already upended our concept of laptop performance Apple’s first M1 MacBooks are here, and the world of laptops has changed overnight. When Apple first announc...
by Orpheus
Mon Dec 07, 2020 8:18 pm
Forum: And Now For That Latte
Topic: How Apple Just Changed the Entire Industry (related to M1 chipset)
Replies: 25
Views: 1049

Re: How Apple Just Changed the Entire Industry (related to M1 chipset)

rdale wrote:
This feels we're on the cusp of a leap forward the likes of which we haven't seen since Beowulf clusters were a new idea, all built on RISC architecture that's been around since the 80s
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Maybe that is why the title was "How Apple Just Changed the Entire Industry." Just say'in. 8)
by Orpheus
Mon Dec 07, 2020 8:09 pm
Forum: And Now For That Latte
Topic: How Apple Just Changed the Entire Industry (related to M1 chipset)
Replies: 25
Views: 1049

Re: How Apple Just Changed the Entire Industry (related to M1 chipset)

"Marketing hype?" It was an independent review done by a self professed PC user. Right, the completely sober, hype-free statement that "Apple Just Changed the Entire Industry" is literally the headline. "Independent reviews" are just as prone to marketing hype as anyon...