Stone Towns, Holy Sweets, Brandon Sanderson, and Writing Resources

Welcome to this week’s Weekly Finds…

Podcasts of the Week:

K.M. Weiland’s “4 Ways to Verify Your Story Concept is Strong Enough really posed some good questions you can ask before you start writing your story.

The Smarter Artist’s “Why You Should Learn to Outlineis also handy to listen to when you are a pantser wondering if you should try outlining.

Video of the Week: Brandon Sanderson Lectures

Yes, that Brandon Sanderson. Enjoy…

There’s a new lecture every week.

Articles of the Week: Stone Towns and Holy Sweets

Stone Towns of the Swahili Coast by Samir S. Patel

 Along 2,000 miles of the East African coast, the sophisticated trading centers of the medieval Swahili reveal their origins and influences

Tasting India’s coveted holy sweet by S. Kannan and P. Boominathan

To eat the famous holy sweet, given as an offering at one of India’s holiest Hindu shrines, Tirumala Tirupati, you don’t need to shell out a lot of money.

Writing Resource of the Week: Septentrionalia

Texts! Language Aids! Scholarship! And More!

With texts ranging from the Old Norse Eddas (in which the mythology is compiled) to Old Irish, Latin, and Frisian texts (to name but a few) this website is a treasure trove! Okay, okay, I know it’s not much to look at, but don’t let that fool you.

These texts are also no longer under copyright so they are completely free to download and use.



By Carin Marais

Bibliophile, writer of speculative fiction, non-fiction, and maybe-fiction, language practitioner, doer of stuff.


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