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Let's Dwell in Writing History

Amit Gawande
Amit Gawande
“Inspiration is hard to come by. You have to take it where you find it.” – Bob Dylan
Such a simple thought, yet so apt for the creative people all over. There are times when we get stuck and look for inspiration. There are times when we wish that finding help was simpler. With this newsletter, I intend to lend exactly that to the writers, a helping hand of sorts.
With every update, I will publish a curated list of the articles and tools that I believe every writer would find interesting and helpful. I will also feature one writer that inspires me to write more, along with some of their writing.
So, here’s the first update that dwells into a bit of writing history.

Featured Writing
The Evolution of Writing
The History of Writing - Where the Story Begins - Extra History
The History of Writing - Where the Story Begins - Extra History
Featured Writer - Lizella Prescott
When I was actively writing fiction at Medium, I had read a few short stories from Lizella and I’ve been a big fan of her imagination since then. In Lizella’s own words, her writing is “mostly free fiction, mostly female protagonists, and twisty endings”. And she absolutely nails it every single time. As a short excerpt of her thoughts, here’s how she describes humor.
Humor means different things to different people. For some, it’s a hearty belly laugh. For others, it’s slowly understanding that things are not what they seem in a way that makes you smile.
Featured Tool - Google Docs
A Swiss-knife of a word processor. Google Docs has all the writing and organization features that any word editor, especially Microsoft Word, would have. But it excels at being an extremely well thought of online word processor. Save it in your Google Drive, have it accessible on every device. Find meanings of the words or even explore their usage right where you write. Finally, there is the unmatched collaboration functionality - shared drafts, get feedback.
One Final Inspiration..
Nathan Kontny
A lot of people struggle to get started because they want a long term vision. The overall theme of everything they start and do. Charles Schulz (Peanuts) offered great advice: [Just do Monday's work. If it works, do it again on Tuesday. As you develop, the theme will take form.]
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