Thursday, May 26, 2016

OOYL!

In Yoda style, it's not YOLO, but OOYL: Only Once You Live. Here is some more Yoda Language Humor.



And for a more traditional YOLO:



But when you have nine lives...



And here's a meme someone made in the Indian Epics class... in a world of (re)incarnations, no more YOLO. It's YOLMT.

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Writing: Don't give up in the middle!

Writing is a skill which you will always be practicing, and your talent as a writer will keep on growing as you write more and more. I thought this graphic was a great way to express growth in general, and especially the way that writers grow. Writing itself is hard... but take what you learned in the past, and keep moving forward into the future: don't give up in the middle!

The past is where you learned the lesson.
The future is where you apply the lesson.
Don't give up in the middle!



Sunday, May 22, 2016

Magical Items for Fantasy Writers


Magical Items for Fantasy Writers
by the ever brilliant Tom Gauld


What magical items would YOU like to have...?




Saturday, May 21, 2016

The Linguistics of LOLspeak

This video shows a presentation by two linguists from Australia, Lauren Gawne and Jill Vaughan, who have studied LOLCats and the language that people use when creating LOLCats. They even include a discussion of the LOLCat Bible! If you prefer to read, you will find their work online at the Open Research Library.

Here is the video:




Monday, May 16, 2016

Storytelling Style: Tell it with animals

Maybe the story you want to retell would work with animal characters! You could choose to work with animals of different species (with the different species conveying the qualities of the different characters), or you could recast the story with all the characters being the same species... like cats, for example. :-)

Here's a poster that imagines a version of Star Wars with cats... it's Star Paws.