Adding Culture and History in Flash and Micro Fiction

While it is quite easy to use many elements of culture or history in short stories and novels, it is a much trickier thing to do when it comes to fiction shorter than 1 000 words. This is perhaps even truer when you are writing genre fiction and maybe writing a story set in a completely … Continue reading Adding Culture and History in Flash and Micro Fiction

Weekly Finds – Miniature pyramids, Viking hoards, underground cities, character pet peeves, and stone gods

Articles of the week: Miniature Pyramids of Sudan by Eric A. Powell Archaeologists excavating on the banks of the Nile have uncovered a necropolis where hundreds of small pyramids once stood Hoards of the Vikings by Daniel Weiss Evidence of trade, diplomacy, and vast wealth on an unassuming island in the Baltic Sea 7 Psychology … Continue reading Weekly Finds – Miniature pyramids, Viking hoards, underground cities, character pet peeves, and stone gods

Weekly Finds – Shaping Human History, Photographing Dreams, Creative Burnouts, and Hidden Buddhas

Articles of the week The tree that shaped human history – by Mike Shanahan Fig trees have not only witnessed history but have shaped it and they could even enrich our future The man who tried to photograph thoughts and dreams – by Josh Gabbatiss A French Commandant’s belief that he could photograph the inner … Continue reading Weekly Finds – Shaping Human History, Photographing Dreams, Creative Burnouts, and Hidden Buddhas

Weekly Finds – Mesa Verde, the Oldest Writing and Trees’ Language

A mini Weekly Finds this week… Video of the Week Articles of the week: Mesa Verde’s surprising story The culture that once thrived at Mesa Verde National Park was rich, complex and far-reaching – and it didn’t mysteriously disappear. The World’s Oldest Writing Used by scribes for more than three millennia, cuneiform writing opens a … Continue reading Weekly Finds – Mesa Verde, the Oldest Writing and Trees’ Language