“The Canary” is a short story by Katherine Mansfield, and the last she ever finished. It was published in April 1923, after she had already died. “The Canary” was then collected in A Dove’s Nest.
Misogynists sell tips and tricks. They sell books and courses. They host podcasts. I listened to some of this crap so you don’t have to.
Hairy Maclary From Donaldson’s Dairy is a cumulative rhyming picture book written and illustrated by New Zealand storyteller Lynley Dodd.
How long does it take to illustrate a picture book? Well, that depends on many things, including the illustrator’s style. Another important factor: The nature and number of any crowd scenes. An illustration of a crowd scene, with individuated characters, can take as long as the rest of the entire book.
Eloise is a classic 1955 picture book written by Kay Thompson, illustrated by Hilary Knight. Writer Kay Thompson (1909–1998) was also a composer, musician, actress and singer. Illustrator Hilary Knight was born in Hempstead, Long Island, New York, in 1926.
When writing fiction, “said” does the job at least 90% of the time. But when writing a formal essay, sometimes you need an alternative word for “explain”.
The word matriarchy does not mean what you think it means. You probably mean ‘matrilineal’ or ‘matricentric’.
Fallacy is a specific kind of mistaken belief: You arrive at a conclusion through faulty thinking.
Framing a story: Presenting a narrative to an audience so the story is immersive (but not too immersive), suspenseful (but not baffling), and complex (but not convoluted).
Hallucination: an experience involving the apparent perception of something not present.
I’ve been participating in various online writing critique groups for about fifteen years. These days, some highly algorithmic critique groups work to encourage participation, gamify frequent participation and reward peer-to-peer encouragement.
Today we think of love in binaries such as love versus lust, but go back a few centuries and the binary was thought of a little differently: Passionate vs. Spiritual.
“The October Game” (1948) is a short Hallowe’en horror story by American author Ray Bradbury. It has the plot of an urban legend with the characterisation of a written narrative.
I finally read the short story “Rip Van Winkle” (1819), by America’s first well-recognised author, Washington Irving. Some say that Irving invented the American short story. (Nathaniel Hawthorne and Edgar Allan Poe turned it into literary art.)
the quality or state of being unassuming in the estimation of one’s abilities. the quality of being relatively moderate, limited, or small in amount, rate, or level What does modesty mean in relation to people, specifically femme people (mainly women and girls)? Appearing less (capable, smart, athletic, beautiful etc.) than you really are, to maintain […]