Writing a science fiction book? Want to play with space travel, time travel, or whatever? Or maybe you just want to understand wormholes? Check out this enlightening YouTube video from … Continue reading Wormholes Explained (Kurzgesagt – In a Nutshell)
Superstitions. Myths. Urban Legends. Life is full of them. How did they come to be? Check out this Ted-Ed video from Stuart Vyse about where superstitions come from. As fiction … Continue reading Myth building and Superstitions
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This interesting piece from Adrienne Mayor draws comparisons between the mythological Amazons and the ancient kingdom of Scythia. It’s always fascinating to me how mythology, history, and archaeology intersect to … Continue reading Did the Amazons Really Exist?
Noah Zandan brings us an interesting video on the language of lying. This can be helpful not only to spot a liar, but – for writers – to create complex … Continue reading The language of lying
In this story from Einav Zamir Dembin, we see the intersections of history, literature, and archaeology. Did Troy really exist?
Check out this cool Ted Talk from Anne Lamott about life and writing. One thing that stuck out to me is when she said: If it’s someone else’s problem, then … Continue reading Anne Lamott on Life and Writing
As a writer – especially for fiction – I sometimes wonder if an explanation of a person’s nonverbal cues will be universal to everyone. This fascinating Ted-Ed talk from Sophie … Continue reading Are there universal expressions of emotion?
Mental health can be a real drain. As someone who has suffered from depression and currently taking medication for anxiety, it can make every day like walking through thick mud. … Continue reading What is Depression?
Reedsy offers tools to get your book out in the wild, which is the endgame for most people writing a book, no? Here’s a quick, 5-minute video that will walk … Continue reading How to Make a Book for Free with Reedsy
One way you can imitate real life in animation is to create a parallax effect. The guys over at BaM created this fun, simple tutorial to show you can do … Continue reading Mimicking Real Life – Parallaxing
I’m still digging into this app, but it’s out in the wild now: Affinity Designer. Vector drawing app. Now, I would talk in detail about this cool app that helps … Continue reading Affinity Designer for iPad – a Full Illustrator app