Since I teach music, I have a variety of students – my youngest are three years old, and my oldest are in their 60’s. I find interesting and unique inspiration from all of the different people I encounter, but no one beats the sheer uniqueness and openness of children. I have leaned into the delight and madness of childrens’ imaginations, and have been surprised and gratified to find continual inspiration. Here are three ways you can channel that creative energy too:
In this edition of Friday Favourites, I will be discussing my favourite non-human characters. Since good, relatable characters are such an important part of story, I really enjoy the addition of characters that are not human – the exploration of non-human characters, whether magical or otherwise is always intriguing. Here are my favourite non-human characters:
We all of have aspects of our lives that are less than glamorous; the daily chores, and trivialities that must be completed in order to ensure that our daily existences run as smoothly as possible. These can often become annoyances though, when they feel burdensome, or interrupt important creative work. Still, I’ve come to think of busywork as an important aspect of my creative writing process, and here are three reasons why:
For this Friday Favourites edition, I’ll be discussing my favourite fantasy series. The great thing about the SFF genres is that there are a great many series. In fact, it’s much more difficult to find a stand-alone SFF than it is to find a series! This also means that it’s quite difficult to pick a favourite, but there are three of mine:
This edition of Friday Favourites will focus on my favourite fantasy apprenticeships. I find apprenticeships very interesting because they create a very unique relationship dynamic between characters. Add some magic into the mix and I’m hooked!