Sunday Sharing #6: Drawing fictional maps, surviving the world through fictional disasters, Violet Evergarden and more

This week, the end of my day job’s fixed-term contract was brought forward by two weeks, once again leaving me unemployed. I’m okay, though. My future job prospects are positive. However, it does mean that I’ve spent more time working on my CV and attempting to set up a portfolio site, which hasn’t left me much time or energy to be creative.

So here’s what I have to share from my week, including what I have managed to write, read and watch. And then finishing up with a list of 10 things with links to stuff I’ve read/listened to from around the web.


Sunday Sharing #4: Naming fictional characters, final girls, why every house is haunted and more

Arthur Morgan approaches the robot bartender – screenshot from “The MODDED Wacky West

My last list of 10 things I felt worth sharing over the past week for October.

I’ve quite enjoyed the format and it has been good practice for if I ever start sending out my newsletter out on a weekly basis in the style of Austin Kleon (who moved his newsletter to Substack last week). But I also might try experimenting with a different format.

But that’s a decision for next week. For this week, here are 10 more things I enjoyed reading/viewing that I wanted to share…

  1. Alison Stine on how you should name your fictional characters.
  1. Launched this month: Alternative Leftist Entertainment. You can also follow them on Twitter for regular updates. I can’t yet claim to be familiar with everyone’s work. But I have followed the Going Medieval blog, run by Dr. Eleanor Janega, for a little while now. The blog “exists to explain the medieval influences on the everyday world,” and you can check out the A-Z Index of all the different subjects Janega has covered. Her most recent post focuses on looking in the past for a better future, which is definitely worth reading. I’d also highly recommend reading her post on courtly love, sexual coercion, and killing your idols.