5 ways to eliminate writer’s block: The Nerdicle

Lately, I’ve been overcome with a writer’s block, of sorts. It seems to be easing off now, (hence this post is actually coming to fruition 🙂 ). The main cause of this writer’s block was the inability to think of a topic to write about for my latest nerdicle. I thought through all the potential areas of discussion, and nothing jumped out at me. And then, it dawned on me…

Why not write about writer’s block?

And so I did. My latest nerdicle, found here on Nerdmag, discusses 5 ways to eliminate writer’s block, on both a large and a small scale. I’m keen to read your thoughts on it and on the topic in general. 🙂

A nerd’s definition of ‘beautiful’

Recently, after I got a Macbook, I’ve been thinking a lot about the subtle elements that make working on a Mac different to other operating systems. The icons, the interface and the subtlties in the intuitive nature of the system as a whole. How every application designed specifically for OS X integrates into the system, makes use of native functionality and interacts well with other OS X applications (example: Pixelmator and iPhoto, or Apple Mail and Safari).

A while later, I expanded the above topic of synchronicity to the overall concept of beauty. How beautiful the synchronicity is. I then thought; “this is definitely a nerd’s definition of ‘beautiful’“. Hence, my latest nerdicle on Nerd Mag discusses this further, stating, “beauty is:”.
Read my latest Nerd Mag article.

My first Nerdicle is online

This Monday past, my first “Nerdicle” went online at NerdMag. In this nerdicle, I discuss chi.mp, a new social profile aggregation service, currently in its beta phase.

NerdMag is an awesome online magazine discussing various topics of interest to nerdy types (and possibly to other life forms)… some serious and others not so serious.

Click here to read my first Nerdicle. 

Many thanks to the awesome @Sheebee for NerdMag and for the publication. I look forward to writing further “Nerdicles” (nerd articles) in future. 🙂

Beedle the Bard – Tales for Charity

“The Tales of Beedle the Bard”, by J.K Rowling, is a recent addition to the popular Harry Potter book series by the same author. In the Harry Potter series, Rowling tells the story of a young wizard, destined to take part in one of the greatest battles between good and evil that ‘Muggles’ (non-magic folk) have ever known. Toward the end of the book series, young Mr. Potter comes into the possession of a book of magic fairy tales, written by one Beedle the Bard, a Yorkshire-born man (we are not certain of his magical lineage, as his life is greatly shrouded in mystery) who lived during the 15th century. This is that very book. The book of tales, passed down through the ages, from one magical generation to the next.

The five tales documented in “The Tales of Beedle the Bard” tell stories of courage and valor, as well as carrying morals and messages behind them. The main difference, however, in comparison to ‘Muggle’ tales, is that magic carries a more positive trend, as apposed to evil, cackling witches, brooding over a smoldering cauldron.