Perspectives Magazine

Where the founder and inanimate objects have their say

Posts Tagged ‘Writing’

An unusual solution to overcoming writers block [video]

Posted by 1websurfer on July 17, 2009



When you’re trying to write stories or poems for Perspectives Magazine, do you experience writers block?  Delving into the mind of an inanimate object is challenging and may produce anxiety associated with writers block.  The solution?  Watch this video and listen to an unusual–but helpful–twist on this phenomenon and how to overcome it.  I mentioned it to the members of my writers group {!} and then applied it to an exercise; they were amazed at the results.

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Interesting search results of “inanimate objects”

Posted by 1websurfer on June 13, 2009

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I was thinking about the changes that will take place in the following weeks relating to the magazine.  Thinking about the new publication and the revised Perspectives guidelines just to name a few.  My pensive state led me to do a Google search for “inanimate objects.”  I wasn’t sure what I’d find but I’m thankful I exercised my intuition!  Apparently, there’s a word that describes the concept of the magazine:

Noun 1. animatism – the attribution of consciousness and personality to natural phenomena such as thunderstorms and earthquakes and to objects such as plants and stones

Not only that but anyone who writes for Perspectives Magazine:

  • is into abiology: the study of inanimate objects
  • is animatistic: [animatism=the assignment to inanimate objects, forces, and plants of personalities and wills, but not souls. — animatistic, adj.]

I also discovered some references to inanimate objects in classic literature:

Had these authors been alive today, I could have run across their submissions in my inbox!


Search that same phrase on another engine.  Did you find anything post-worthy?

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