Scott Adams, the creator of Dilbert, has written many books on business and success. This might surprise people who only know him through the comics. I recently read his newest work, How to Fail at Almost Everything and Still Win Big, and found that it had quite a […]
I came across Imagine Dragons in an unusual way: Kina Grannis (who I discussed in a previous post) did a cover of “Demons.” I liked the song enough to search out the original: There is a lot of sub-text in the video that enhances the lyrics of the […]
To recap from my first posting on this topic: As a reader, it has always been important to me to understand the culture and the development of a society; this influences an author in the creation of his/her narrative. As a writer, this understanding is important for creating […]
These are some wonderful pictures from the late 1700s. They certainly could inspire story ideas for a piece set during the Regency period! Scenes of Everyday Life and People in 1790.
I discovered Late Night Alumni after watching a YouTube video by Michelle Phan. This song, “Rainy Days,” is both complex and lovely. As always—I hope the music inspires you to write. Enjoy!
I discovered the Swiss/German group called Boy about a year ago on National Public Radio. NPR has an acoustic version of their song “Little Numbers” that you can find at the following:http://www.npr.org/event/music/176171560/boy-a-charming-little-number-called-little-numbers This is from Boy’s official YouTube Channel: As always I hope that the music inspires you […]
When I was nine years old, I read Great Expectations by Charles Dickens. I think this was the start of my love of Victorian literature and the Victorian Era; my interests later expanded to include the Regency Period when I discovered the novels of Jane Austen, and then […]
A friend of mine sent me this as a “Cheer Up” because I’ve been under the weather lately. (On a side note–how do people remain productive with the flu? Or with a really bad chest cold? It’s a mystery, and yet I know some people do more than […]
I discovered Delta Rae through the iTunes Featured Song of the Week. Their song, “Run,” is excellent. After exploring more about the band on YouTube, I found this song as well–“Bottom of the River.” The video grabbed my attention first–a spooky atmosphere with the story told through both […]