The Origins Of English

TED-Ed Original lessons feature the words and ideas of educators brought to life by professional animators. Educator Claire Bowern and Director Patrick Smith have produced a great little film that explains the origins of English. As they explain, when we talk about...

Top WordPress Visual Design Plugins

As you may know, for the past 20 years my day job has been in web development. So, I am often asked about the plugins you can use for your WordPress blog/website. That is why this Infographic sent to me by Belle Balace of Visme was of particular interest to me. I hope...

Adjectives To Describe Flavors And Aromas

Stuck for the right word to describe a flavor or aroma? Author Margo Bond Collins recently shared on Facebook this wonderful infographic that promises to help! I’m not quite sure where I’ll use alliaceous or enzymatic but there are enough adjectives here...

The Value of Money Around the World

One thing authors seem to have in common is wondering where our next paycheck will come from, whether we make $10 or $100K from our art. So, it’s no surprise that some ask, “maybe if I lived abroad, in a country where my $$ have more buying power?”...

Infographic: Writing Dynamic Characters

A common criticism of fiction — be it in film, television, or novels — is often laid against characters seen as “flat” or “two-dimensional.” Modern audiences know when a protagonist or supporting character isn’t interesting, based on their own lack of emotional...