Tag: writing

The Writer Automaton. You’ve got to see this to believe that it really works. Clockmaker Pierre Jaquet-Droz created a programmable character of a small boy that can write. In the 18th Century. TweetFacebookLinkedInTumblrStumbleDiggDelicious

How about a film by drunk people? Here’s the result of a 5-minute movie written by drunk writers and performed by drunk actors. It’s called “Star Drunk, Space Alien V.” It’s weird. TweetFacebookLinkedInTumblrStumbleDiggDelicious

The Ultimate Guide To Writing Better Than You Normally Do may not help you become a better writer, or any kind of writer at all, but with statements like this one, “A writer’s brain is full of little gifts, like a piñata at a birthday party. It’s also full of demons, like a piñata at […]

In six words, a story told? Notice that if not a story I opened with a six-word query. If you haven’t got time for War and Peace, or the newspaper, try spending 3 seconds on each of these. From the wry “Two wives, one funeral, no tears.” to the sad “21 shots. 60 minutes. Never […]

Justin Jackson offers deep advice here: Don’t write on a Monday. It takes 2 minutes to find out why. TweetFacebookLinkedInTumblrStumbleDiggDelicious

If you’re squeamish when it comes to mucous maybe you’d be best off not reading this.” ~Two-bit Guru~ Today, I set out to write a piece about using handkerchiefs in preference to tissues. As sometimes happens, my irresponsible mind wandered off track and I found myself writing a fond childhood reminiscence about snot blowing. Read […]

Two-bit Guru | Not Knowing What You Want | Photo of a Visioning Board

As often happens when I innocently write a post on any old subject, such as wanting, the idea gets a hold of me and, like a sand bur on flannel pajamas, it won’t let go. The ramifications of which have led me to this question: How do we know what we want in the first […]

I was thinking about doing a piece about being oneself, and then when I wasn’t thinking about it at all, this little flash of awareness flitted across my consciousness. It’s so simple that it seems odd to be writing about it, yet those are the things that often escape our attention. I became conscious that […]

Two-bit Guru | Beyond the Physical | Photo of the full moon, with a few clouds in the night sky | dark, light, tree, branches, shine

An awesome amount of material has been written in recent years about the physical, psychological, and emotional benefits of meditation. I know from personal experience that such benefits do accrue to those who meditate. As marvelous as these benefits are, there are aspects of meditation even more wonderful that transcend material existence, going beyond the […]

Two-bit Guru | New Site Layout | Screenshot capture on the new homepage for twobitguru.com

Welcome to the new layout for Two-bit Guru! I do hope you like it. Everything that was on the site before is here now, but in a more easily accessible form. I’ve made one small change in the short comments next to my picture: I removed the word “success” and replaced it with “satisfaction.” I […]