Category Archives: Writing

Document Your Journey with these “Out West” Journals, Cards, Totes, Cases, and Much More!

Document Your Journey with these “Out West” Journals, Cards, Totes, Cases, and Much More! Directly from my Instagram Photos – Buy any 2, Get 15% Off Available exclusively fromDouglasEWelch.com/shop/102 Complete CatalogDouglasEWelch.com/shop/ Spiral Journal Features  120 pages  Cover 350gsm, paper stock 90gsm … Continue reading

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17 Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life by Anne Lamott | Douglas E. Welch Holiday Gift Guide 2017

See all the 2017 Gift Guide Entries 17 Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life by Anne Lamott | Douglas E. Welch Holiday Gift Guide 2017 I first read Bird by Bird a long time ago and often … Continue reading

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My Citizen Jane Film Festival Day 1 Re-Cap

I worked as a volunteer social media reporter for the Citizen Jane Film Festival last weekend and here is a clip and link to my Day 1 re-Cap posted on their blog. — Douglas I must admit I am a … Continue reading

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Words at Wellington Harbor via Instagram

Words at Wellington Harbor One of the many examples poetry and prose scattered around the harbor and nearby. Get prints of this photo in many different formats Join me on Douglas E. Welch Photography on Facebook * A portion of … Continue reading

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Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life by Anne Lamott [Book]

Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life by Anne Lamott I first read Bird by Bird a long time ago and often recommend it to people who have a desire to write. After talking with a friend about … Continue reading

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Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear by Elizabeth Gilbert [Book]

I first saw mention of Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear in some magazine I was reading. There were several writing and creativity books mentioned and I quickly requested those I hadn’t previously read from my local library. What I … Continue reading

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Noted: Podcast: The Assassins Of Creativity (and How To Spot Them)

Read Podcast: The Assassins Of Creativity (and How To Spot Them) via the Accidental Creative An interesting link found among my daily reading Related Posts: Noted: The Best Times to Shop at Costco Noted: Interesting Plant: Lycoris squamigera (Naked Lady … Continue reading

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Do It 2017! #8: Show Your Work by Austin Kleon: 10 Ways to Share Your Creativity and Get Discovered [Book]

From the author of Steal Like An Artist (see my previous blog post) comes Show Your Work, another excellent book for anyone who seeks to gain more visibility for their work — especially those in creative fields. My reading copy … Continue reading

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Noted: These 7 Books Are Necessary Reading for All Creatives – Product Hunt

I’ve read nearly all of these and highly recommend them. I need to read Bird by Bird again and also check out Big Magic and Creative Confidence, which are new to me. — Douglas     Read These 7 Books … Continue reading

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Do It 2017!: #7 Give yourself a creativity budget

Do It 2017! #7: Give yourself a creativity budget So far in this series, I have talked about being creative, making space for your creativity, and making time for your creativity. Today, though, I’ll address one of the more problematic … Continue reading

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Noted: ‘1984’ Tops Best Seller List, but You Can Get the eBook and AudioBook for Free!

Read ‘1984’ Tops Best Seller List, but You Can Get the eBook and AudioBook for Free! via SomeGadgetGuy An interesting link found among my daily reading Related Posts: I Like This – December 29, 2010 Noted: Forge launches an easy … Continue reading

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Why The Monkees Matter by Dr. Rosanne Welch | Douglas E. Welch Gift Guide #32

From 1966-1968 NBC aired The Monkees on Mondays at 7:30pm, opposite Gilligan’s Island on CBS and Iron Horse on ABC.  During that time Raybert Productions, headed by Bert Schneider and Bob Rafelson, produced 58 half-hours of what Time Magazine contributor … Continue reading

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The Promise by Dawn Comer Jefferson and Rosanne Welch | Douglas E. Welch Gift Guide #27

Yes, I am completely biased about this entry in the gift guide, as it was co-written by my wife and I photographed and designed the cover, but I do really think it is a great book, with a great story … Continue reading

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Worrying about the right things [Essay]

Worrying about the right things There are so many things to worry about these days. It used to be we worried about running out of gas or milk or making a mistake at work or missing our train. These days, … Continue reading

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Word now! Stories Podcast – “Cold” – Listen Now and then come to a show! [Audio] (1:30)

Last Sunday we attended the latest performance of of Word Now! at the Fremont Centre Theater in South Pasadena. The show is co-produced by a close friend and his wife was also presenting a story that evening, so we HAD … Continue reading

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