Welcome to 2020!
Lots of videos today, but there’s still something in here that will pop your mental corn.
Veritasium looks into the science of resolutions (and why most of them fail).
The strange and unexpected reason ice is slippery. It’s okay to be smart
Nadia Drake reports that Betelgeuse is acting strangely, and astronomers think it might be going supernova. National Geographic
SciShow Space news shares their biggest, brightest, most (superlative) news of the year.
Matt O’Dowd answers the question, does life require a multiverse? PBS Space Time
Physics Girl considers how the large hadron collider (LHC) can help us identify dark matter.
Jessica Stewart shares Yaoyao Ma Van As’ heartwarming illustrations of the bond between a dog and their owner. My Modern Met
Thank you for stopping by. I hope you came away with something to inspire your next creative project.
Until the weekend (next chapter for December and year-end review), be well, be kind, and stay strong. The world needs your stories 🙂
The weeks continue to march along, whether we want them to or not. Summer’s passing too fast! Console yourself with some informal writerly learnings.
Jan O’Hara extolls the life-changing magic of zeroing non-writing commitments. Carol Newman Cronin says, there are no wasted words: power to the pantsers! Julie Carrick Dalton is interrogating characters about their motivations. Writer Unboxed
Manuela Williams looks at five mistakes you’re making with your author brand (and how to avoid them). Pamela Taylor is extrapolating the past. DIY MFA
Reedsy examines the chosen one trope.
Robert Lee Brewer: everyday vs. every day. Writer’s Digest
Jeri Bronson’s married to a coroner and she explains the hows, whys and the WHAT?! Writers in the Storm
Jenna Moreci answers all your critique partner questions.
Lisa Cron poses three simple questions that will unlock your story. Writers Helping Writers
Nathan Bransford explains how authors make money.
Angela Ackerman visits Jami Gold’s blog to explain how to avoid the boring stuff in character descriptions. Then, Kassandra Lamb stops by: what’s the right way to include multiple POVs?
Oren Ashkenazi examines six stories with failed turning points. Mythcreants
Nina Munteanu considers Vonnegut’s ice-nine and superionic ice. Science!
Thanks for stopping by, and I hope you found something you need to help you with your current work in progress.
Until Thursday, be well, my writerly friends!