5 Interesting Links for 04-26-2019

Note: Videos may auto start with sound so be prepared. Research (Creativity) A neuroscientist and composer discuss how they are working together to understand creativity through their different perspectives. https://www.theverge.com/2017/11/5/16597660/david-eagleman-anthony-brandt-runaway-species-creativity-neuroscience-psychology-design-interview Resistance (Literature) Blending personal history with literature, the author explores … Continue reading

5 Interesting Links for 04-19-2019

Note: Videos may auto start with sound so be prepared. Reading (Science Fiction) A fascinating list of 17 novels that influenced the science fiction genre with annotated commentary detailing why the author (or quoted others) believe each work belongs in … Continue reading

5 Interesting Links for 04-12-2019

Note: Videos may auto start with sound so be prepared. Websites (Marketing) While looking at 2016 trends, this article brings up some good points on modern website design and its methodology gives pointers for evaluating sites that are more current. … Continue reading

5 Interesting Links for 04-05-2019

Note: Videos may auto start with sound so be prepared. Ghost Stories (History) What we consider traditional ghost stories sprang into existence during the Victorian Era. This article looks at what factors brought this about. https://www.steampunkjournal.org/ghost-stories-victorian-literature/ Characters (Writing) A look … Continue reading

5 Interesting Links for 03-29-2019

Note: Videos may auto start with sound so be prepared. Fantasy short story (Fiction) This short story starts in the middle then jumps back, but it’s an intriguing look at expectations and how people can be manipulated. I say no … Continue reading

5 Interesting Links for 03-22-2019

Note: Videos may auto start with sound so be prepared. Language (Society) Kalahari Bushmen have a fiercely egalitarian society that is reinforced by their language patterns. https://www.theguardian.com/inequality/2017/oct/29/why-bushman-banter-was-crucial-to-hunter-gatherers-evolutionary-success Technique (Writing) Writing active characters is important, but character reactions should not be … Continue reading

5 Interesting Links for 03-15-2019

Note: Videos may auto start with sound so be prepared. Novella (Fiction) The Persistence of Blood by Juliette Wade is a deep dive into a culture driven by biology into immovable, harmful traditions and the story of one who can … Continue reading

5 Interesting Links for 03-08-2019

Note: Videos may auto start with sound so be prepared. Technique (Writing) The way you use internal conflict can inform and deepen your characters. This article looks at examples from film and literature that demonstrate the ties between fears and … Continue reading

Stray Thought: The Thing About Smiles

I was going to post a smile today, something I’ve resorted to more often of late. Then I thought, after my post last week, maybe it is time to explain the Things That Make Me Smile a little. I may … Continue reading

5 Interesting Links for 03-01-2019

Note: Videos may auto start with sound so be prepared. Short story (Fiction) A beautifully described mind-twister of a story I hope you will enjoy. http://clarkesworldmagazine.com/garcia_08_18/ Licenses (Marketing) A quick rundown of the differences between stock photo licenses, especially when … Continue reading