Category Archives: Writing

Sostratos of Aegina

O Sostratos of Aegina, who were you?  You, whose profit was so renowned that no explanation was necessary, and that no one else’s could be even compared, are now a hapax legomenon, mentioned once and forgotten.  What did you trade?  Where … Continue reading

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New Mentions of Agathocles!

I’ve been reading through Plutarch’s Lives, and I came across a mention of Agathocles I had missed when I was searching through the literature earlier!  It’s always great to find a new mention, no matter how minor.  The quote itself … Continue reading

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How to Tell a Story

I came across this TED Playlist entitled “How to Tell a Story.”  I thought it might be useful for some readers who are interested in writing and story telling in general.  I hope it’s useful.  Enjoy!

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Death in Stories

It’s starting to become increasingly obvious that my stories and the ideas for stories that I most want to write tend to be very death-centric…  I swear, I’m not morbid or macabre in real life.  I only have…two artistic depictions … Continue reading

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Colors

So it really bothered me that this post on Tumblr had a lot of interesting color words, but without any actual links or images, so I decided to add to it and include swatches for reference, and add some additional … Continue reading

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Feel Wheel

I recently came across the below wheel of emotional terms on Reddit, created by OnesimusIx.  It’s intended for use by those with a limited emotional vocabulary, in order to help them convey their feelings, but I think it could be … Continue reading

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Introductions

I’ve always found introductions to be the most difficult part of writing, and I’m sure quite a few people would agree with me.  I find it easier when writing fiction.  I usually start in media res with an especially interesting … Continue reading

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