Murphy Writes

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The social life of paper

Most of the creative people I know – writers, artists, designers, musicians — are what could be called “pilers” instead of “filers.” I am a piler. My desk has at least 4 distinct piles on it, each with their own...

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The Magic of Journaling

  “The habit of writing for my eye only is good practice, It loosens the ligaments.”  ~ Virginia Woolf  Not only does journaling loosen the ligaments, but it also loosens the brain cells, the memories, the inhibitions and the heart.Writers...

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Letting dialogue tell a story

Recently I’ve written some historical pieces for magazines. For these articles, I spent uncountable hours conducting in-depth interviews with people who were involved in the story or who could provide me with background, a colorful perspective, or a unique memory....