I look upon fine phrases as a lover – John Keats
WritingRedux celebrates bright writing, enriching human exchange through fresh injections of original phrasing and overlooked gems. And if this helps flush plodding prose and general drivel out of the linguistic gene pool, so much the better.
It also shares the sensory pleasures of books and paper, pens and fonts, illustration and graphic design, together with the places and spaces that lend themselves to reading and writing.
Below is a taste of the delights that WritingRedux brings you – a reservoir of sparkling writing to draw on – please do sign up for regular, refreshing dips into word-treasures.
Look forward to seeing you here often.
I can’t live without Writing Redux any more! Congratulations! It is so amazing and unique and the only problem I have with it is that once I visit, I want to stay for the next 5 hours.
It is unlike anything I have ever seen. Surprising, fun, tasteful and boy, the combination of your take on texts and words and the material you share with us makes it simply addictive. Thank you so much!
writing – noun: 1) the activity or skill of writing; a sequence of letters, words, or symbols marked on a surface 2) the activity or occupation of composing text for publication; written work, especially with regard to its style or quality.
redux – adjective: brought back, revived, resurgent.
Source: Oxford Dictionary of English
Bringing to light sparkling, moving, entrancing quotations amassed over decades of slow-savoured reading, to refresh the mind and spirit, and invigorate flagging thought and flaccid prose.
Metaphors and similes are an imaginative galaxy which greater minds than mine have explored. That doesn’t stop me sharing a range of vigorous, beautiful ways to sharpen how we think, read, write and speak.
Pithy, evocative imagery in three-legged microcosms of meaning. Having coined the term ‘triologism’ I believe this to be the only collection of these tum-tee-tum phrases in the universe. Updated Tuesdays … triologism day!
Savour some of the words that sparkle, intrigue or otherwise grab me, including those in other languages. And adoring alliteration, new words are added on Wednesdays. Wednesday, word day.
Poetry is a distillation of life painted or sculpted in words. It connects us to other people, places and times, stripping away surface difference to reveal what it is to be human, both the joy and the striving of it. My take on it.
The founder of WritingRedux happens to be an author – see what else she has written including the award-winning global study of court fools and jesters, a sheaf of wondrous websites, and a few essays.
WritingRedux was created to celebrate bright writing gleaned over decades of attentive reading. Meet its founder and find out what drives her to put in thousands of hours of love, labour and lucubration.
Other themes covered in occasional blog posts …
Roving around pens and the ancient and allegedly dying art of hand-writing, with a view to penning a happy ending, a penaissance even. You heard it here.
The internet brings powerful tools, but paper is one of the world’s great materials: tactile and fragile yet enduring, capturing ideas, experience and emotion across centuries and continents.
Places & spaces
Libraries and bookshops, cafés and park benches, we occasionally share examples of these and other places that are a joy for readers and writers.
Writing is one thing, designing and setting up websites another. As a new-minted ‘blogophyte’ with bucketloads still to learn, this bulletin offers occasional thoughts on what has helped most.