Herodotus on the Effects of War

In ancient history, few figures are as famous as the Greek writer Herodotus. His works have become famous summarizing the history of Greece and Persia and their eventual war. This has made him one of the go-to sources for people learning about this period. However, in recent years his historical accuracy has come into question. …

Brandon Sanderson’s Advice About Learning on the Job

Brandon Sanderson is quickly becoming a rising star within the fantasy genre. His Cosmere universe has been regarded as one of the most unique and fascinating worlds in fiction, containing multiple book series including the Mistborn and Stormlight Archives. His series contain unique abilities and powers that have helped set them apart from other fantasy …

The Dangers of Perfection According to Anne Lamott

Writing a book is one of the most challenging tasks an artist can do, not because of any physical demands, but because of the emotional and mental hurdles you’ll need to overcome. People often turn to writing guides and manuals to help them learn when they begin writing. One of the best manuals you can …

The Preciousness of Mortality

Although fantasy has often been regarded as kids’ stuff by many in the writing community, the genre has proven itself capable of tackling important themes just as well and even better than other types of fiction. From the political intrigue of A Song of Ice and Fire to the religious themes of the Chronicles of …

The Insight of Elizabeth Moon

Although not as well known in the fiction world as some of her contemporaries such as Geroge RR Martin and Robert Jordan, writer Elizabeth Moon has made her splash in the genre with her works such as The Deed of Paksenarrion and Serrano Legacy (Familias Regnant). While she doesn’t delve into politics as much in …

How To Fall In Love With A Book

In the modern landscape of publishing, the internet and its decentralized nature has made publishing your book easier than ever. This means even writers with relative little experience but large audiences could be able to publish their works. Take John Greene for example. Although more well known for his hit educational YouTube series, Crash Course, …

The Wisdom of Ernest Hemingway’s Work

There are few American writers as prolific from the 20th century as Ernest Hemingway. His works, including The Old Man and the Sea, For Whom the Bells Toll, and A Farewell to Arms remain popular books, being read by millions of people every year. This is partially because of the era he wrote in, the …

The Hardships of the World Through Writing

Storywriting is more than simple entertainment, it is a way to share ideas and help people learn about the world around them. More importantly, they can allow people to learn bout the less savory things happening, issues, problems, and other hardships that we might not realize or fully understand. In this modern era, that ability …

Wisdom in Persistence When Writing

There are few things as rewarding but also challenging as writing a book. Whether it is a fictional story, sharing your wisdom, or simply writing about something you are passionate about, you will face many challenges in different places. While people think that the writing itself is the challenge, the truth is that it is …

The Wisdom of Jose Rizal

It wasn’t just the generals and politicians who secured Philippine independence. A lot of the credit belongs to the activist and writer Jose Rizal. His books, Noli Me Tangere and El Filibusterismo became a major inspiration for future leaders, challenging the Spanish colonial system which would eventually lead to his death. Aside from his books, …

The Unusual Life and Though Provoking Wisdom of Diogenes the Cynic

When we think of Greek philosophers, we tend to have a clear image in our mind. A wise, elderly man with a neatly kept beard and a long pristine toga. These men were typically found around the acropolis spreading their wisdom, or with their students debating the nature of man and the world. While this …