Weekly Finds – Euphemisms, mermaids, writing a series, Old Hag Syndrome, and more

Articles of the Week: The hidden dangers of euphemisms by Mark Peters This sneaky language is the enemy of clarity, from George Orwell to your office. The last mermaids of Japan by Mike MacEacheran The Ama are Japan’s last population of female shell divers. But with their way of life and culture increasingly under threat,Continue reading “Weekly Finds – Euphemisms, mermaids, writing a series, Old Hag Syndrome, and more”

Weekly Finds – Stories No One’s Ever Thought Of, a Singing River, a 2,000-year-old Unsolved Mystery, and Music

Podcast of the Week Stop Trying to Think of a Story That No One’s Ever Thought Of Before – The Smarter Artist Video of the Week – BrunuhVille – Wolfborn Articles of the Week 7 Questions You Have About Scenes vs. Chapters – K.M. Weiland A chapter is a chapter and a scene is a scene. OrContinue reading “Weekly Finds – Stories No One’s Ever Thought Of, a Singing River, a 2,000-year-old Unsolved Mystery, and Music”

Worldbuilding: How To Use Music in Your Worldbuilding

I find that sometimes “writer’s block” can simply be that you need to get into the right headspace to write the next scene, especially if it is an especially difficult or emotional scene.

Epic and Amazing Writing Music

Thanks to sites like YouTube it’s getting increasingly easy to find new music to listen to. I find it especially great to find music from which to compile writing soundtracks or music to suit a specific scene or character. Here are five artists (most of which are indie artists) whom I love listening to whileContinue reading “Epic and Amazing Writing Music”