Simmer Starters – June 11, 2016

Lots of fantasy links and a couple of cultural ones this week! 🙂 Love and Comfort in Fantasy, or Why George R.R. Martin Isn’t the American Tolkien (John Adcox) – While I eschew Game of Thrones for the porn-fest it is, this article is beautiful and excellently illustrates why Tolkien, Lewis, Rowling, and other authors have […]

Simmer Starters – June 3, 2016

Not a whole lot of Simmers this week…there has been a lot on my mind internally and I haven’t been reading very many articles! Three Ways Superpowers Can Charge Your Story (Janeen Ippolito) – Three ways superpowers – magic – even special talents – add an extra oomph to stories. Advice from Maggie Stiefvater – Wise words […]

Simmer Starters – May 27, 2016

Just a friendly reminder that #WIPjoy is coming up in less than a week!!!  Keep your eyes on my Twitter and Facebook pages for the upcoming list of daily prompts, and I might post them to the blog too. 🙂 And now, on to the Simmers! Steps to Finding Your Story’s Hook (Brianna de Silva) – Good […]

Simmer Starters – May 21, 2016

Our Respectable Sin – Laziness (David Prince) – Hard-hitting words here!  “We have come to believe that the reason we work is so that we can rest. Work in this way of thinking is a necessary evil, and that is too often the story we tell ourselves. But thinking in this way turns God’s work and […]

Simmer Starters – May 13, 2016

Since I missed my Simmers last week I had a lot of saved links to choose from!  There are some really good articles here. 🙂 Don’t Let Your Girls Grow Up To Be Moms (Gretchen E K Engel) – Don’t be turned off by the provocative title of the post.  There are really important things to […]