Day 9

Be reasonable.   As a universal database, the internet is a priceless treasure and the leading cause of my writing inhibitions. Anyone who writes, or seeks to write, should start by turning off their phone notifications. I just received one from my Amazon Kindle account that brings to my attention a series of books that should…

Day 8

Today I chose to mix two themes. I wanted to work on my ability to listen and  accept criticism. Why did I choose these themes in particular?  I blew up in mid-air during a work meeting within a seminar team I’ve been working with for 10 years now.  An argument that had been slowly rotting…

DAY 7

Letter to myself. Dear me, how are you doing ?  I have already managed to post five articles on my blog. It’s the first time for me. I’ve agreed to jump into cold water, and that’s really excellent news for me.  And how will you feel in three weeks from now, at the end of…

Day 6 / The 200 words challenge.

Today I chose to write about Kaizen. A Japanese principle used in the automotive industry. It consists of the assertion that a succession of small changes can produce significant transformations when conducted systematically and with full awareness.     Daphne Gray-Grant, an American literary coach, adopts the principle in her book “Happy First Draft”. When you want…

Day 3

100 ideas worth writing  1. Encourage retreated people to grab their musical instrument and play like never before. 2. Organize philosophical walks in the mountains.  3. Explaining the cycle of fifths to musicians who never spend enough time understanding its utility. 4.  Defining what exactly an idea is. 5. Inventing a method that prevents falling…

Day 2

Who am I? Impossible question. In my opinion, it equals; tell me your story. What happened? Where should I start? From the beginning, of course. I was born in 1960 from a german mother and a Moroccan father.  They met in the fifties in a town named Speyer. My father was a young officer installed…

Day 1

Why am I here First thing.  I want to write more, better, faster, be more profound.  But what is holding me back from it? Somebody said (I can’t recall who) it’s all about leaning your head forwards and letting the thoughts fall onto the page.  That simple!   From another perspective, an auteur invited to the…