Wednesday’s Words – Kermes


A noun.

A brilliant red dye derived from the dried bodies of the females of various scale insects (genus Kermes) that are found on a Mediterranean oak (Quercus coccifera)


Inspiration Thursday

You don’t actually do a project; you can only do action steps related to it. When enough of the right action steps have been taken, some situation will have been created that matches your initial picture of the outcome closely enough that you can call it “done”.

David Allen, Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity

Monday Motivation – Is There Grey?

Does your character believe in good and evil? Is it clear as black and white? Are there shades of grey? Is your character good or evil or in a shade of grey? Does your character stay in this state most of the story or does the character change as they experience the story’s events? Does a change of their “color” inspire them to believe differently about themselves or the other characters? Is this different belief beneficial or detrimental? Do different events require a different shade of good or evil?