'The Passionate Writer'

When Art Tangos with Science

When Art Tangos with Science

(Post by NINA MUNTEANU) Imagination is more important than knowledge—Albert Einstein I tell stories. I’m also a scientist. I use the scientific method in my research to seek truth; I also find truth presented to me read more

How to Accept Rejection

How to Accept Rejection

(Post by NINA MUNTEANU) We’ve all suffered rejection and disappointment. Perhaps that job you coveted or someone you loved who might have even led you on before dropping you. It hurts. But you move on. And read more

The Resurgence of Oral Storytelling and the Audio Book

The Resurgence of Oral Storytelling and the Audio Book

(Post by NINA MUNTEANU) Griot. Raconteur. Bard. Jongleur. Seanchai. Skop. Troubadors and minstrals. Spinner of yarns. Any way you call them they are stoytellers. And storytellers have shaped our societies and reflected our cultures for all read more

Writing in Your Own Hand

Writing in Your Own Hand

(Post by NINA MUNTEANU) How many of you still handwrite? I don’t just mean a letter to a friend or relative (although handwritten letters are growing increasingly rare) or a reminder to do something or shopping read more

Choosing the Less Worn Path of Intuition

Choosing the Less Worn Path of Intuition

In the middle of the journey of our life I came to myself within a dark wood where the straight way was lost—Dante Alighieri, The Divine Comedy (Post by NINA MUNTEANU) Intuition is the ability to read more

Give Thanks and Remain Impeccable

Give Thanks and Remain Impeccable

(Post by NINA MUNTEANU) That’s the simple answer. Give thanks and remain impeccable. In her book The Magic, Rhonda Byrne shares how cultivating gratitude in all aspects of your life can empower you and provide you read more

Resonating With the Universe

Resonating With the Universe

(Post by NINA MUNTEANU) Does art imitate life or does life imitate art? Which came first? Story or reality? Do we dream about our past or of another reality? What is déjà vu…really?  What came BEFORE read more

Female Heroes in Literature & Pop Culture

Female Heroes in Literature & Pop Culture

(Post by NINA MUNTEANU) For birthday a while ago, I went to the cinema to watch the popular—and somewhat controversial—Hunger Games. Well, controversial among some critics and followers of critics, anyway. I came across a particularly read more

Sensual Writing and Why I Love the Smell of Smoke

Sensual Writing and Why I Love the Smell of Smoke

(Post by NINA MUNTEANU) Last week, as I was driving along a winding country road on my way to Bridgewater from Lunenburg, I ran across the smoke of a small fire. They were obviously doing some read more

Your Story, My Story

Your Story, My Story

I am the only one who can tell the story of my life and say what it means — Dorothy Allison   (Post by NINA MUNTEANU) Writing is power. Writing is motion. Writing is story. From the read more