If you are like me – and you hop around the internet – you may have a collection of random free goodies collecting dust in your bookmarks. I thought instead of letting them rot, I’d share with you all a few I’ve discovered over the past months. Disclaimer: I am not affiliated with any of these brands, pages, or companies. I don’t make any money … Continue reading Random Freebies
Newborn In the Car, on the way to work most likely. When they do something you’ve never seen and you think they’re dying or something. When they are waking up every hour. When they … you know… When people ask to hold the baby… … but later… Walking and Talking When a friend tells you how cute they are. Toddlers EVERYTHING IS MINE. … Continue reading Parenting – in Gifs
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 Kurzgesagt – In a Nutshell, an awesome channel with a lot of interesting theoretical and scientific explainer videos. It also has an awesomely 80’s soundtrack and visual aesthetic for this piece. 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 writers how do we use these ideas to build credible superstitions, myths, etc into our narratives, especially since it is so ingrained in our cultures and would thus probably be a part of whatever fictional … 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 build modern myths. 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 characters that lie in ways that feel genuine. 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? Continue reading Did ancient 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 you probably don’t have the answer anyway… Help is the sunny side of control. 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 Zadeh studies this very subject. Continue reading Are there universal expressions of emotion?