Great Floods, A Brain Map, Binge Reading, Tolkien, and Your Author Voice

Podcasts of the week

Self Care and Productivity For Authors by The Creative Penn
“Writing might be simple, but it’s not easy and if you want longevity as a creative, you have to look after yourself.”

How To Find Your Author Voice by The Creative Penn
“In today’s show, Roz Morris and I discuss how you can find [your author voice].”

The Great Flood by Stuff To Blow Your Mind

This is the most recent podcast by Stuff To Blow Your Mind and is, as usual, fascinating. This episode looks at different flood myths, their importance, and “[w]hat sort of natural phenomena could cause the sort of massive flooding likely to resonate through the heritage memories of a flood-traumatized civilisation?”.

Video of the week: A New Map of the Human Brain by SciShow

“SciShow explores the unexpected. Seven days a week, Hank Green, Michael Aranda, and Olivia Gordon delve into the scientific subjects that defy our expectations and make us even more curious!”

Articles of the Week:

Five Tips for Writing Narrative Non-Fiction by Linda Cracknell

If you’re new to Narrative Non-Fiction, these tips are a good stepping stone to get you started.

Can Serialized Fiction Convert Binge Watchers Into Binge Readers? by Lynn Neary
Now that the latest season of Game of Thrones has ended, fans may be feeling a little untethered — and some publishers would like to fill that gap with serialized books.

Antique Photograph to Superhero – by Chris Dickman
Visit the site of artist and illustrator Alex Gross and it’s immediately clear that this is one talented fellow, with a wild imagination. But the second realization is that Gross is also incredibly productive. One wonders if he ever sleeps. A case in point is a series of works in which he has painted over 19th century portrait photos, turning the anonymous personages into superheros and other instantly-recognizable 20th century pop culture figures.

Long Out-of-Print Tolkien Poem to be Republished – by Nate Pederson
JRR Tolkien’s long poem in the tradition of a medieval lay, entitled “The Lay of Aotrou and Itroun,” will be published again this autumn for the first time in 70 years.

Me on reading the Tolkien news

By Carin Marais

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

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