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 from an author. This part hit me hard, about needing to write fast, because: “Otherwise you as a human will change faster than your story gets completed, and your story will try to shift to accommodate this new person you are, and you will end up with something that is many things instead of one. That’s not wrong, either, but the more things a book is to you, the harder it will be to both complete and edit.”  Ain’t that the truth.

Rejecting Our Aesthetic Patrimony (James Griffin) – I admittedly skimmed this, and while it’s from a Catholic perspective, there are some interesting things to think about here.  “The fact that we deride beauty as vain or wasteful is one of many cancers in our church and society. By insisting upon plain, “humble” furnishings for our churches in the prosperous first world, on the contrary, we make a show of false humility, prideful in our shabbiness…”

Mind Your Own Womb (Nadirah Angail) – A heartfelt post about the pain others often carry that we don’t see.

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