A Cure for Writer’s Block

When I started writing, I often got stuck. I surfed the net and eventually found a Youtube video that changed my approach to writing completely. I never got stuck again. Paulo Coelho explains in this video how walking the Camino de Santiago inspired him to start writing.  He wrote his first book, the Pilgrimage, after …

Sunday Photo from the south of France

Wine is one of the most civilized things in the world and one of the most natural things of the world that has been brought to the greatest perfection, and it offers a greater range for enjoyment and appreciation than, possibly, any other purely sensory thing. Ernest Hemingway The theme of this week's photo challenge …

Saturday Photo from the South of France

I never tire of watching the light reflect on the water of our lake: at sunrise, at sunset, at midday and at midnight. Fed by six springs and one small stream, the water is in constant motion. I can sit there for hours, quietly watching. The lake has a very fitting name. It is called Sans Souci, …

Walking and writing in the south of France

I am writing a book. It is hard going. I keep getting the all-this-has-been-said-before-I-don't-know-why-I-bother blues. When it gets really bad, I take an afternoon off to go and walk the Camino de Santiago pilgrim's route. It passes a few kilometers from our house. I started doing this after I saw an interview with Paulo Coelho, …