Myriorama cards are slices of landscape paintings that can be arranged in any order to form continuous scenes. They were invented in the early 19th century by the French artist, Jean-Pierre Brès, as a genteel amusement and an aid to practice drawing composition. I first heard Sir Philip Pullman recommend them for writing inspiration in his BBC… Read More
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It all began with a search for simple Tarot symbols to use in my note-taking. I found this key which would have been a perfect solution, had I not got drawn into the challenge of representing the Major Arcana with as few shapes and lines as I could. The next thing I knew, instead of using the symbols… Read More
This November I will be participating in my 13th NaNoWriMo. If you ask me what I wrote in each previous year, whether I rebelled, whether I won, or where on earth my manuscripts are, I would have a hard time telling you. So when I say that it’s a good idea to print out this… Read More
‘More Than a Muse’ is a 36-page ebook that will acquaint or re-acquaint you with the Muses, the 9 daughters of Zeus and Mnemosyne who provide mortal writers with literary afflatus. The ebook covers: A brief history of the muses; Their updated 21st-century domains; Descriptions and influences of each muse; Rules for communing with the muses; How to… Read More