Here's a good quiz for all the romance writers out there... although it can apply to everyone, of course. In the early 1970s, the psychologist John Alan Lee developed a way of explaining 6 primary and secondary "love styles" in terms of the color wheel. Frankly, I don't really understand the color wheel part, but … Continue reading Color Wheel of Love.
Well, as you may have noticed if you Googled anything last Saturday, the world and all of its geeks were celebrating Shakespeare's 452nd birthday/4ooth deathday. Slightly morbid of us, but you know. It was a big deal. I was partying hard all day (internally, as I went about my usual business in the world), and … Continue reading Shakespeare Still Lives.
Today has been a glorious, basking-around-in-shorts-on-the-back-deck sort of day, and I almost forgot to blog. But in the end, my heart couldn't bear to let you down, you lovely people with lovely characters who we will continue to explore together. It's probably fairly well known by now that IQ isn't everything. In fact, it's not … Continue reading Types of Smart.
Last night I decided it was high time for me to read the Four Quartets, and I'm glad I did. They are, of course, massively quotable; but this is what really jumped out at me: "...And what you thought you came for Is only a shell, a husk of meaning From which the purpose breaks only … Continue reading What You Thought You Came For.
For today's get-to-know-your-characters-through-the-means-of-thorough-dissection post, I thought it would be fun to discover which side of their brain lords it over the rest of them. For people who might somehow be unfamiliar with the idea of dominant brain hemispheres, here's my highly technical rundown: Basically, our brains are split in two hemispheres; Right and Left. So … Continue reading Brain Sides.
Today we get some visuals to break up the monotony of all the wordiness. As you people might know if you've been following me for a while, I'm a visual artist as well as a writer, so today I thought it would be fun to talk about street art. I love it. Not only because … Continue reading Street Art.
For today's character development exercise, we're going to look at "The Five Love Languages," developed by Gary Chapman. Basically, there are 5 different ways people express and receive love: Words of Affirmation: Pretty much what it sounds like. Compliments are huge for these people. They love hearing the words "I love you," and why. Insults … Continue reading The 5 Love Languages: Not Just for Lovers.
New month, new movie score from Adam Young! This one is called "The Spirit of St. Louis", and as you can probably guess (or maybe it's just me because I have a history nerd brother), it's based on Charles Lindbergh's transatlantic flight. It's super triumphant and happy, but there are some lovely dreamy tracks in the … Continue reading Music for Flying.