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Top 3 Tips on How to Read Chaucer
If you are first setting out to read Geoffrey Chaucer’s works or you’re already an avid medieval reader, take a look at my tips below for how to read Chaucer. 1) Review Your Mythology and be Aware of Chaucer’s Influences Chaucer has many influences that have propelled his poems forward and he is not very…
Top 3 Medieval Tales to Read and Why
Our intrigue of the Middle Ages today is prominent in the hit TV series, Games of Thrones (based on the George R. R. Martin’s book series), but also on TV shows like The Last Kingdom, Marco Polo, and Merlin. It should not be entirely surprising either, considering the Middle Ages spans from the 5th to the 15th century. That…
Where Do Story Ideas Come From?
My creative writing professor once told me that there is a world of stories around you and you simply have to be aware of your surroundings. To be a great writer is to be a great watcher. Once I began writing, I realized that it’s actually the other way around. There are worlds of stories…
Writing Contests and Literary Magazine Submissions Tips (in Canada)
Top 4 Tips for Submitting your Manuscript
How Artists are Influenced by World Events and Other Writers
Writing stories about humanity’s experience or famous literature is not a copy-and-paste job, it’s a careful cultivation of what has shaped humanity today and I believe it is a great project to pursue. In fact, the greatest works today have been heavily influenced from worldly experiences and great literature of the past. How Past Ideas…
How to Think Creatively When Everything Has Already Been Invented.
The world has always craved originality and creativity. When looking to apply for a new job, people are often encouraged to add “creative” and “innovative” into their resumes. Consumers and readers want to dig into something new, fresh, and strange. But how can you possibly think creatively and create your own creative work in the…