Thoughts On Books: Endless Ideas

Endless Ideas: Master Bottomless Creativity by Sean M. Platt and Neeve Silver A few weeks ago I picked up Endless Ideas, which I had first heard from on The Story Studio podcast. Initially, I wanted to use it for my article writing more than my fiction writing as I don’t seem to have too manyContinue reading “Thoughts On Books: Endless Ideas”

Reading & Listening Update: Research, L’Morte d’Arthur Lectures, and More

Besides sitting with a nasty head cold while writing this (oh the joy of the changing season — hello there, autumn, my second-favourite season who’s not being very friendly this year), the past two weeks have not been too bad. The one highlight (oh, and what a highlight!) was finally seeing a-ha live on stageContinue reading “Reading & Listening Update: Research, L’Morte d’Arthur Lectures, and More”

Thoughts on Books: The Myth & Magic of Embroidery

The Myth and Magic of Embroidery by Helen M. Stevens “From ancient times, embroidery and other textile arts have been associated with myths and legends, fables and fairy tales, high drama and folklore, from Ancient Greece to modern Europe. This book explores the use of embroidery in such rituals. The Myth and Magic of EmbroideryContinue reading “Thoughts on Books: The Myth & Magic of Embroidery”

Friday Stuff: Existential Questions, Plants, Solar Eclipses, Word Origins, and What I’m Reading

THE 10-YEAR QUESTION. – Jon Acuff “Ten years from now, what will the older you wish the younger you had done?” Could This Be the End of Frankincense? – JoAnna Klein As more uses are found for the aromatic resin, the population of trees that produce it are on the brink of collapse. During aContinue reading “Friday Stuff: Existential Questions, Plants, Solar Eclipses, Word Origins, and What I’m Reading”

My Current Writing Research Sources

I thought that it might be interesting to show the type of books and sources I use for research and to up my writing game. These are not all of the books and sources I use, mind you. But they do give an idea of what I’m referring to at the moment. The Ruon Chronicles/TheContinue reading “My Current Writing Research Sources”

Reading Update: Essays and Porcelain

To follow me on Goodreads, click here. Essays Uit die dagboek van ’n vrou, by Audrey Blignault, compiled by Marié Heese. Originally written for Sarie (one of the staple South African magazines), these essays by a beloved South African and Afrikaans author gives a view into a life filled with happiness and pain and allContinue reading “Reading Update: Essays and Porcelain”

Thoughts on Books: The Lives They Left Behind: Suitcases From a State Hospital Attic

“This book is dedicated to the memories of the Willard Suitcase owners, and to all others who have lived and died in mental institutions.” — Darby Penney & Peter Statsny