This biography was an enjoyable read, even if it felt like a required read to me because of my ethnic heritage. It took a lot of boldness for a woman raised as a Victorian lady to leave home and become a stage performer. even if she isn’t as bold a trailblazer as some modern feminists would prefer. Her half-breed status limited her options for marriage yet freed her to pursue a literary career. Both as her “Mohawk Princess” gimmick and for the fact that she couldn’t be kept at home if there was no one willing to offer her an establishment. Her older sister had to find work outside the home to support herself, and Pauline’s means of support was more glamorous than others. I feel her contributions to Canadian literature get ignored by women’s studies because she was too busy making a living during her lifetime to be a campaigner of women’s rights.
How do cyclopean and elven writing prompts and suggested body modifications for characters sound to you?
Alain Danielou’s translation of the Kama Sutra serves as a great historical text about the sexual mores and sexual politics of Ancient India. My own inhibitions maybe be showing, but I wouldn’t blindly follow its advice as sex manual in modern days since some of its techniques shouldn’t be used without your partner’s consent, ie. hitting, biting and scratching. It’s also non-PC at points since the list of partners available to various classes of men in historical times sounds like people they were free to sexually harass instead of recommendations on who it’d be best for them to approach. However, it will certainly help flesh out details for a writer who wants to write historical fiction in that era.
I found the perfect prompts for a Lovecraftian or regular horror stories, epics and subversive works.
I saw Terry Pratchet like comedic potential in two new discoveries and one for an epic.
Today’s finds was inspired by “boring companies”, paranoia and the Amish.
This weeks prompts are the discover of a lost civilization and a crossgenre murder mystery/dark fantasy.
This week’s prompts concern unintended consequences of civil rights for robots and a forest on Mars.
I’m turning this week’s trends into writing prompts for myself and any readers this blog may have.
Here are videos of current trends turned into writing prompts
see them here