Remington Roundup: The #Classics, #Art, & #Writing

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Here’s your February round up of articles and essays on lessons from a classic, making art until the end, and why I carry a stack of paper & pens in my backpack every day.


28 Lessons We’ve Learned from Pride and Prejudice on Bluestocking Salon, which mentions Colin Firth three times. But that’s not the (real) reason I love this post.

12592293_10208681678268381_5700226019705664968_n“2. Be persistent in the face of rejection.

19. “Obstinate, headstrong girl!” really is a compliment.

21. When it comes to a man’s library, size matters.”


Elizabeth Gilbert’s post on David Bowie’s death, which shares the link to his music video, “Lazarus.” I didn’t grow up a die-hard Bowie fan (hey, don’t hate me…only because I was very religious when I was young), but I certainly appreciate his art and what Gilbert says about him and his work.

“[He spent] his final months dying doing what he’d done his whole life–making outrageously original, beautiful, complicated art. . . . This is what it means to be a great artist.”

As a bonus, read Richard Z. Santos’ “A Partial List” about David Bowie on Barrelhouse Magazine.


On Keeping a (Writing) Notebook (or Three) by Randon Billings Noble in Brevity Magazine. Noble opens her essay with a few quotes from Joan Didion’s “On Keeping a Notebook,” and that could be enough. But in the end Noble herself explains why she (and I) have more than one notebook within reach on any given day.

12390869_10208342498749105_771019349669136394_n“there’s a difference between a diary and a journal…in a diary you record each day’s events and in a journal you write whatever you want about your day whenever you want to write about it. . . . my writing notebooks keep me writing – through rejection, triumph, inspiration, and disenchantment…on the crests and in the troughs; at home and away….”

What have you bookmarked lately?


About Christi

Christi Craig is a native Texan living in Wisconsin, working by day as a sign language interpreter and moonlighting as a writer, teacher, and editor. Her stories and essays have appeared online and in print, and she received an Honorable Mention in Glimmer Train's Family Matters Contest, 2010. You can send comments or questions via her contact page.
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One Response to Remington Roundup: The #Classics, #Art, & #Writing

  1. Bas Bleu says:

    Thanks for sharing our Pride & Prejudice post, Christi. It’s one of our readers’ (and our editors’ ) favorites!

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