Mid-week link round-up

2014-06-02 16.55.15-2There’s always food for thought going around the world every week, so I thought I would start posting a few things I’ve been reading. I stumbled upon Pocket (previously ‘Read it Later’) last week, and it has made bookmarking and reading things later much easier, across my laptop and iPhone. I can access the bookmarks offline too, which means I can read things on the tube or when I have a spare moment in a no-reception area.

It has also freed me up a little, knowing that I don’t necessarily have to read things straight-away, and won’t have to search for them in my browser bookmarks.

The past week has been a mixed bag – a lot of ideas and inspiration. I’ve been drawn to articles about getting over ‘writers-block’ or a lack of passion or motivation for writing, namely because I’ve been trying to rekindle that passion I felt when I started writing properly again in 2009 – which seems both long ago and only yesterday. I’ve also reading articles that talk about disability, as well as psychology, confidence and feminism. Enjoy!

Feed the Reader Within the Writer

Recovering the Joy in Writing

Loneliness, Not Depression

A Tribute to Maya Angelou, Phenomenal Woman

Summer 2014 Non-fiction Reading List

Growing a Thick Skin

Women on the Frontline: Female Photojournalists’ Visions of Conflict

The Crossroads of Should and Must

Tom Shakespeare on Enabling Equality: Label Jars Not People! (this was a brilliant talk, I attended it with the author and our friends)

Creative Ideas Aren’t Enough: You Need the Courage to Act on Them

An Open Letter to All My Male Friends

The Era of Computers

Look Up

On Reading, Forgetting and Re-reading

How to Do Work

4 Reasons Why You Need to Spend an Afternoon in a Bookshop

A Point of View: Happiness and Disability

Trolls Don’t Just Want to Be Rude: They Want Power Over Us

Maleficent: Finally, Disney Gives Us A Positive Witch/Mother

Stop Accumulating Stuff and Start Accumulating Experiences

Why You Need to Relax in Order to be Productive

Lessons in Creativity

The Problem with False Feminism

End Bad Days

I hope you enjoy reading these. I occasionally tweet and retweet some interesting links, so if you’re interested in some of the above, come and find me on Twitter! Happy Wednesday, it’s my sister’s birthday so we’re hopefully eating cake later…

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