Storytelling Filter
  1. The Geography of Connection

    “There’s a lot happening in the world right now that would lead us to believe how disconnected we are from each other — but if this map says anything, I believe it’s that connection is real, alive, and important to us all.” Candace Rose Rardon illustrates a map of her readers’ travel stories.

    Art
    Map by Candace Rose Rardon
  2. NonBinary Review

    NonBinary Review authors reinvent classic texts, from Grimm’s fairy tales to Sun Tzu’s The Art of War. Their short stories, creative nonfiction, poetry, and visual art interacts with the original work to fill in blanks, extend the story, and offer a fresh perspective.

    Fiction
  3. Why NaNoWriMo is Noble Nuttiness (and Eight Steps to Make It Easier)

    Writer Guy Bergstrom explains why NaNoWriMo sets up aspiring novelists for failure — and how a different approach, focusing on narrative and structure over output, might be the way to go.

    Authors
    Image by Cheri Lucas Rowlands
  4. Canadian Cinephile

    Film lover Jordan Richardson is a voracious consumer of all cinematic genres, from horror to documentaries. He’s been sharing reviews and other movie-related writing on his blog since 2009.

    Art
  5. Ivan Coyote

    Check out the site of Ivan Coyote — award-winning Canadian storyteller and author of 11 books, including the recently released Tomboy Survival Guide.

    Authors
  6. The Settlement

    On her site, novelist Katharine Tree takes readers behind the scenes of her writing and editing process, and shares posts about other passions like knitting and gardening.

    Books
  7. “Not all of what I write makes sense to me. It never will. And that’s fine. In fact, that’s kind of the point. If I could explain it readily in a Power Point, there’d be no reason to write a story. It’s hard work, these acts of creation, of willing nothing into being.”

    Storytelling
  8. Mansfield and Me: Sarah Laing on Comics, Her Graphic Memoir, and New Zealand

    Acclaimed New Zealand fiction writer and comic artist Sarah Laing chats about her graphic memoir, Mansfield and Me.

    Art
    Photos and artwork in this post are courtesy of Sarah Laing, Let Me Be Frank.
  9. Compass Cultura

    Compass Cultura is a monthly publication that celebrates creative, thought-provoking journalism about interesting people and places.

    Jetpack
    La Pintada Shop / Compass Cultura
  10. Everyday Boston

    Everyday Boston is a multi-media project that breaks stereotypes by using stories to connect people.

    Diversity
  11. The Things We Wear: Four Fashion Writers on Their Favorite Pieces

    Four fashion bloggers tell stories about their favorite accessories and pieces of clothing.

    Fashion
    Photo courtesy of Jocelyn Jacobson, The Fox and Fern.
  12. How to Blog Your Way around the World: A Conversation with Shivya Nath

    On solo travel, keeping a blog as a nomad, and finding inspiration in everyday encounters.

    Exploration

    Photo courtesy of Shivya Nath.

  13. The Renegade Press

    Chris Nicholas is a popular blogger and fiction author based in Brisbane, Australia. At The Renegade Press, he publishes posts and longer essays on the joys and struggles of writing and blogging.

    Essay
  14. The Patreon Blog

    The official blog of crowdfunding platform Patreon offers tips, advice, and inspiration for creators of all stripes.

    Inspiration
  15. Tor.com

    From reviews of the latest sci-fi titles to original fantasy fiction and art, Tor.com is one of the web’s leading portals into the world of science fiction for both writers and fans.

    Books