Where the Mind Sprocket staff writes about inspiration, communication, culture, storytelling, and more.
The Back Page is where the feet go up on the desk at the end of the day. It’s that good book with a mug of hot cocoa just before bed. It’s where we goof off after a hard day’s work. The Back Page is our blog.
Where we link to and review websites of notable value.
My husband and I are creative, right-brain people. We are educated and capable. We know we have good ideas, we know we have connections and resources to help us. We discuss all kinds of creative things we could do: create websites, make videos, write stories, write music, just to name a few. We both have […]
As November approaches, friendly emails start arriving in my inbox, trying to get me geared up for NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month). I look forward to NaNoWriMo all year, and yet now as I consider the fact that I have no idea what I want to write about let alone have an outline for […]
Found this quote posted elsewhere and thought it was awesome:
“Love, like all arts, as Oscar said, is quite useless. It is the useless things that make life worth living, and that make life dangerous, too. Wine, love, art, beauty. Without them life is safe, but not worth bothering with.”
From Moab is my Washpot
This is a […]
I’m in the process of moving to the home that my fiancee and I will eventually share. It’s part of what used to be a veterinary office, but has been converted to our apartment on one side and some kind of office or workshop on the other side that our landlords use. There are trees […]
I came across this blog a while ago (likely it was forwarded to me by a fellow grammarian!) and recently revisited it. Not demeaning, whiny, or overzealous, “The ‘Blog’ of ‘Unecessary’ Quotation Marks” displays contributed photos of quotation marks that have been abused. The title of the blog alone speaks for what you will find […]
Slowly but surely, The Back Page is becoming something more than just a web page with words on it. Well, we’d like to think that that’s not all it has been, but visually speaking, it didn’t start out as anything fancy.
We’ve been adding some interesting blogs to our blogroll and now have post categories, so […]
Maybe you’re already inspired, and maybe you have other sources to cure writer’s block and turn out reams of delicious prose. If that’s true, then it’s totally awesome!
But have you yet taken the time to come up with a title - perhaps one of the most loathed parts of the entire writing process?
Maybe you already […]
Congratulations, you made it to Friday! And on Fridays, we share with you a website we frequent or something we’ve found recently while perusing the World Wide Web.
Do you love poetry, but haven’t found a decent website where you could simply absorb the art without loads of conspicuous advertisements? End your Google search for […]
” … I’ll tear you to pieces with my bare hands. Or vicious rhetoric.”
- Topher Grace in “Win a Date with Tad Hamilton”
Sometimes, those of us lacking the physical capabilities to destroy someone have to turn to something else. Words. Because we use them so well that we can silence an entire crowd. Because we […]
Author, Illustrator, and Guerilla artist, Keri Smith blogs too! She doesn’t overwhelm her blog with tons of information. Instead, she provides small and innovative ways to inspire her blog readers with simple, creative tips. I didn’t know what guerilla art was until I read her site: “Guerilla art is a method of […]