It’s time to get your mental corn popping 🙂
Sabrina Imbler covers the forgotten trans history of the wild west for Atlas Obscura.
Nicole Cliffe interviews Alanis Morissette on being pregnant at 45, childbirth, post-partum depression, and #metoo. You might be surprised, but I like Alanis Morissette. I’ve been a fan since she was on “You can’t do that on television.” I’ve only really liked her music since Jagged Little Pill, but, ya know, I was never into the pop princesses. And Alanis wasn’t either. She didn’t want to follow that path. I’m glad she didn’t. Self
SciShow Psych explores whether you can learn emotional intelligence.
Kris Newby recounts one family’s journey to a diagnosis of Lyme disease. It felt like the flu. It took ten doctors, a year, and $60,000 to find out the truth. Vox
It’s okay to be smart looks at what it takes to create a world-sized telescope to see a black hole.
This is just something cool: ceramic skulls for your fire pit or fireplace. Can You Actually
Michael Greshko reports that these capuchin monkeys are 3,000 years into their own “stone age.” National Geographic
The White Wolf Pack shares a sweet video of raven courtship. Have I ever told you that corvids rock my world?
Haley Weiss: dogs’ eyes have changed since humans befriended them. It might be argued that dogs domesticated us 😉 The Atlantic
Thanks for stopping by.
Until next tipsday, be well, be kind, and stay strong. The world needs your stories!
Just a small batch of informal writerly learnings this week. Things are heating up at the day job and it’s curtailed my curation (!) There’s still some good stuff in here. And you won’t be backlogged … maybe?
K.M. Weiland shares five ways to use theme to create character arc (and vice versa). Helping Writers Become Authors
Nancy Johnson invites you to embark on the quest for your muse. Donald Maass looks at the extraordinary world: how soon and how little? Bryn Greenwood writes … about a book (panic and pitches). Cathy Yardley is keeping (and losing) the faith. Writer Unboxed
Tamar Sloan wants you to be an emotionally intelligent writer. Writers Helping Writers
Colleen M. Story: the best decisions are made with three brains. Later in the week, Janice Hardy explains why the word “conflict” frustrates so many writers. Writers in the Storm
Chris Winkle explains how to write a travel story. Then, Oren Ashkenazi looks at five setting details with horrifying implications. Mythcreants
Jim C. Hines offers some writing advice.
Kassandra Flamouri shares five ways to write strong female characters. DIY MFA
I do hope you found something you need to improve your creative practice or craft.
Thanks for stopping by and I invite you to return on Thursday for your weekly dose of thoughty inspiration 🙂
Until then, be well, my writerly friends!
The thoughty is a little more substantial this week.
Jim C. Hines considers all that “pro-life” encompasses, or what it should.
Darius Foroux says, the purpose of life is not happiness, but usefulness. Medium
Emily J. Smith: the art of being completely alone. Medium
Christopher D. Connors lists the ten qualities of an emotionally intelligent person. Medium
Brian Handwerk reveals that the benefits of probiotics might not be so clear cut. The Smithsonian Magazine
Sarah Chodosh explains how much your food waste harms the environment. Popular Science
Jane C. Hu goes inside the all-female trek to the north pole. Wired
New Evidence of Water on Jupiter! SciShow Space
Eric Mack celebrates NASA’s 60th anniversary: all about the space agency’s past, present, and future. CNet
True Facts: Bobbit Worm and Polychaete Pals – Ze Frank
I hope something in this modest curation got your mental corn popping.
Until next Tipsday, be well, be kind, and stay strong. The world needs your stories!