All posts in category Culture and Politics

Simmer Starters – February 19, 2016

Frank, the Beagle of Unexpected Plot Twists (Janeen Ippolito) – My other links today are kind of heavy, but not this one – enjoy this fun look inside an intuitive writer’s brain. 😀 Is a Surrogate a Mother? (Michelle Goldberg) – Long article that illustrates the kind of moral conundrums and heartbreaking situations we’ve created in […]

Simmer Starters – February 5, 2016

The Mission Field of Young Adult Fiction (Mike Duran) – Some interesting thoughts here. I like the quote from Mary Weber: “[Teens] want to be entertained and respected that they can find elements of truth and God and honor in a story without needing a [S]cripture or certain Christian vocabulary spelled out.” Finding Comparable Books (Rachelle Gardner) […]

Simmer Starters – January 29, 2016

Fairy Tales Could Be Older Than You Ever Imagined (Erin Blakemore) – Did you know that some fairy tales (in older versions) may have been around since before the Flood??  Considering we know very little about the world before the Flood, it kind of changes your perception, doesn’t it? The New Sexual World Order is So […]

Simmer Starters – January 22, 2016

Land Travel Before Engines (Chris Winkle) – This is an incredibly useful article for any author whose characters are going on a journey!  And full of interesting factoids, too…like this one! “It was uncommon for any overland travel to go much faster than human walking speed. That’s because when we’re fit, humans are the epitome of […]

Simmer Starters – September 12, 2015

Simmer Starters today: young adult novel key elements, why boys should play with sticks, how fiction helps us reimagine life for the disabled, how to speak geek, and more.  There are a lot of links today because I forgot last week.  I hope you find some useful things here! How SciFi and Fantasy Can Help […]