Writerly Links of the Week

Green Dragon Inn

Epic Pin of the Week!

Classic Fantasy Quote of the Week:

“My own plans are made. While I can, I sail east in the Dawn Treader. When she fails me, I paddle east in my coracle. When she sinks, I shall swim east with my four paws. And when I can swim no longer, if I have not reached Aslan’s country, or shot over the edge of the world into some vast cataract, I shall sink with my nose to the sunrise.”

~ The Voyage of the Dawn Treader by C.S. Lewis

Writerly Wisdom of the Week:

“You go to the attic of your mind and rummage around and find something.”                  ~ Mary Higgins Clark (tweet this!)

Links on Writing:

The Craft & Life of Writers

Social Media & Author Platform

Fantasy & SpecFic Links

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Slam Poem: Obsessed with Disney Princesses

So I’m super late posting this to the blog. I performed this piece for the Writers’ Community of Durham Region Annual Slam Competition.

WCDR Slam TrophyIt was SUCH a cool experience.

I don’t say enough how incredibly lucky I am to be a member of such an encouraging, supportive organization. I listen to lots of spoken word online, but this was my first foray into actually writing/performing, and I would NOT have gone for it without knowing no one would throw tomatoes at me if I epic-failed.

So I went for it, and got such a great response that I’m writing more (and possibly am developing a serious crush on the medium…).

So I am sharing the video below, but wanted to share a quick thought first:

My piece sounds like I’m kinda anti-Disney. I’m totally not. Disney movies are my comfort food on rainy days. I would still (for better or worse) LOVE to be Belle (because, hello, did you see her library?). I want Jasmine’s sass and Ariel’s voice and Mulan’s ass-kickery.

I just think — no matter how much we love a song, movie, game — it’s important to question problematic trends. I don’t think enjoying a piece of media precludes seeing its shortcomings. And I feel like pointing them out helps change how we think.

Hope you enjoy :)

Writerly Links of the Week

Calvin & Hobbes

Epic Pin of the Week!

Classic Fantasy Quote of the Week:

“Words are pale shadows of forgotten names.”                                   ~ The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss (tweet this!)

Writerly Wisdom of the Week:

“Good writers define reality; bad ones merely restate it.”                  ~ Louis L’Amour (tweet this!)

Links on Writing:

The Craft & Life of Writers

Social Media & Author Platform

Fantasy & SpecFic Links

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