Maps are an essential tool for creative writers. Maps inspire the imagination and store vital data about the fictional world and its people. Follow the steps to create a simple but functional map.
In 1865 a group of amateur Russian Musicians, 'The Mighty Handful' came together to establish a Russian musical identity. Their love for the common people and folk music fuelled rich compositions.
The English Romantic poets are artists of a movement that spread out from England, across Europe and to America. Influenced by radical ideas and revolutions, their lives are as poetic as their words.
Cricket is a card game for two players. Each player represents a cricket team in a test match. Both teams have a chance to bat and bowl scoring runs or wickets, just like a real game of cricket!
Naming Conventions Useful for Naming Characters in Fictional and Fantasy World Building and Writing.
Despite its role in the historical foundation of Australian culture, the Australian dingo remains an animal which is both loved as a National icon, and despised by some people as an introduced pest.
Telemarketing is not often thought of as a career choice. A telemarketing job has many benefits for someone starting out in business. Telemarketing skills are valuable and transferable to other roles.
An employee parent's booklet for the workplace provides parents and parents-to-be with useful information about working conditions and incentives. It is an important guide for an employer of choice!
Training programs for employees have extra benefits for both the employee and employer. Training programs should embrace personal development for a smarter, loyal and engaged employee.
Exploring the ecosystems of a fictional world is a useful tool for fictional world building. It can help provide a deeper insight into a fictional world, exploring the relationships and dependencies of inhabitants with...
In fantasy world building, a world has many external influences. Considering the external influences on a fantasy world can provide additional detail and surprising relationships for a creation.
A humorous and narrative poem about a Datsun Bluebird driven in Australia. Written in loving memory of the car we thought of as our very own, Herby. Poem length approx. 3 minutes, 10 seconds.
Poetry, an ancient art form once used as a popular medium to record history is a large part of my life. Listening to the rhythmic tones of my parents as they recited children's nursery rhymes such as "The Cat and...
It doesn't take much for a person's circumstances to change. You can have everything you desire in your life one minute, and lose it all the next. Human resilience is remarkable.
Learn more about how to plan for, conduct, and debrief a group interview.
In fantasy world building and writing, the term "race" is loosely used to describe a sentient or sapient life form with a similar degree of intelligence and awareness as that of a human. Generally a new race...
Capturing the beauty of a summer mountain storm with words-- I watched, breathless, compelled with pen in hand from the shelter of my parents porch as the storm marched past.
Short road trips to visit relatives just a few hours away can start out easily, but one accident or road works can turn it into a much longer drive. How do you prepare for a longer journey?
Sevens or Knock! Knock! is a fun card game the whole family can enjoy. Played with two or more people, this card game uses a standard pack of cards. Easy rules and scoring included.
A children's poem about Possums, wonderful Australian animals discovered in our own backyards and bushlands late at night foraging for food.
Pollution.we often live among it without realising the effects it has not just on our environment, but on us. This is a poem about the legacy we created in the twentieth century. Climate change.
Fictional world building can be an inexpensive, fun hobby that stimulates your imagination. Writers use fictional world building as a tool for developing the background to a well rounded story.