Streak of White Hair in Fantasy

Hello Fiction Lovers!

So I just saw this post: A Streak of White Hair: Fantasy or Reality? over on another blog called Thoughts on Fantasy and I wanted to share it with you. The post talks about how likely it would be for the streak of white hair that’s so common in fantasy to actually occur in real life, and what some of the causes might be. It was really interesting to read. I would recommend that you read it as well, because it shows how something small in a story can have an interesting history behind it.

Please let me know if you have any questions and I hope you all have a good week!

The Clues to a Great Story

Hello Fiction Lovers!

So I’ve been watching TED talks recently and this week I thought I’d share one with you that I thought made some good points. The speaker of the TED talk is Andrew Stanton and he talks about the clues to a great story. He doesn’t specifically talk about writing but a lot of what he says can be related back to it. I hope you like it and let me know what you think in the comments!

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Why I’m Glad I Started Blogging

Hello Fiction Lovers!

First of all, Happy New Year! I hope all of you had a good end to 2017 and that the new year is going well. Now that 2017 has ended I’ve begun to reflect more deeply on the new things I started during the year. There are several different things I’m glad I did, but the pertinent one is starting this blog. Truth be told, I was hesitant to start blogging for a long time because I was worried about having enough ideas to post something every week and because of the time commitment. Even though I do struggle with those things from time to time I can say that it has been worth it for a few different reasons.

The main reason is that I’ve become more connected to other writers and people interested in fiction. Blogging has connected me to people from all over the world, and that is a wonder and joy to me that I wouldn’t have known in the same way otherwise. It’s also opened up a way for me to find more blogs about writing and fiction than I had been able to find just by googling. I hope that in the year to come blogging will continue to expand my awareness of the community of writers and readers that I have the privilege of participating in.

Another reason I’m glad I started blogging is that it has helped me put my thoughts about writing and fiction into words. What was before an abstract idea or feeling in my head now has a place to be formed into words. By expanding my awareness of other writers and their ideas, blogging has also helped me augment and revise my own ideas. Since I find it enjoyable to deepen my understanding of the craft–and because it is good to learn about something you have an interest in–that has helped my writing as well as given me fun, new blog posts to read.

Has blogging helped you in some way and–if you have a blog–why are you glad you started blogging? Feel free to answer in the comments or let me know if you have any questions. I hope you all have a good week!