Archive | January, 2013

A Productive January

The month of January is a crucial time for writers; the new year sets the stage for new goals and new habits, and the first few weeks can set the tone for momentum moving on through the rest of the year. Since one of the common struggles amongst writers is coming up with ideas, we […]

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Destination Inspiration: Samovar Tea Lounge

After coffee at Blue Bottle and lunch at La Boulange during our afternoon in San Francisco’s Hayes Valley a few weeks ago, we didn’t think things could get any better–until we walked into Samovar Tea Lounge. With its Zen Valley location just half a mile from the other Hayes Valley places we had just visited, we […]

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Friday Forum: 1/25

When I look at the photo above…I’ll be honest, I have no idea what I’m looking at. My husband, however, sees a telecom rack. I’m not entirely sure what a telecom rack is, but maybe not knowing can be beneficial.  Perhaps a writer’s imagination can cook up something a little more interesting. Try this exercise for […]

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Goal Setting Guide

Our mission with Nooks & Cranberries has always been to provide inspiration and tools to help you along your writing journey. Sometimes our support comes in the form of photos or destinations, and sometimes in the form of writing gossip and recipes. This time we’d like to share a worksheet put together to help you […]

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Writer’s Kitchen: Tea & Cookies for Your Writing Ritual

When it comes to getting in the mood to write, the process isn’t a lot different, at its core, than getting ready to go to sleep. Consider the bedtime ritual: changing into pajamas, washing your face, dimming the lights, and crawling into bed to read can cue your body that it’s almost time to sleep. […]

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Destination Inspiration: La Boulange, Hayes Valley

We happened upon La Boulange in San Francisco’s Hayes Valley after getting coffee at Blue Bottle on New Year’s Eve. With an eagle eye for anything resembling a French boulangerie or patisserie, Daytona spotted the corner restaurant from our bench in Patricia’s Green, and we made a beeline over to see if La Boulange would […]

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