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
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?
Thank ya, Ted-Ed! It’s cool to think about where words come from, how we make them, how we repurpose old words.