Plaque posted at 13 de la rue des Beaux-Arts, Paris 6e, where writer Jorge Luis Borges (1899-1986) lived during his stay in Paris from 1977 to 1985 3 comments
“Any life, however long and complicated it may be, actually consists of a single moment — the moment when a man knows forever more who […]

The Defining Moment


INTERVIEWER: How important has your sense of optimism been to your career? BRADBURY: I don’t believe in optimism. I believe in optimal behavior. That’s a […]

Ray Bradbury on How To Get Things Done



a puzzle made of multi-coloured pieces 12 comments
I want to take a quick, informal survey about representation of marginalized people: Do you see yourself and the people you care about in stories? Who’s missing? […]

Representation: Who’s Missing?


Make a list of of the most horribly on-the-nose titles that you can think of. Make them as painfully bad as you possibly can. List […]

Title Tip: Negative Brainstorming




Imaginary medicine invented by children at Great Ormond St. 7 comments
This grabbed me by the heart: Children from transplant wards Fox, Robin and Eagle at @GreatOrmondSt have invented their own imaginary medicines. pic.twitter.com/dqrJkNuG7W — Foundling […]

Make Your Own Medicine


colorful map 2 comments
Some things to consider always when taking on a new world: What are its primary features—spatial, cultural, biological, fantastic, cosmological? What is the world’s ethos […]

Junot Díaz on Worldbuilding


one red apple among apples in black and white 1 comment
I have enough vigor and stamina these days to write poems, for which I am very thankful. It takes quite a lot of vigor and […]

Writing Vigor