🦉❓ Inneresting #126 - Who are you writing?
Seeing other people and making them feel seen.
Remembering that everyone else isn’t exactly like you
Solipsism & You - John Horgan asks how we can know we’re not the only conscious being in the universe.
Getting to know you - Psychologist Tessa West explains the faulty ways we try to understand what other people are thinking (and some better ways to go about it). C.B. Daniels offers 200+ get-to-know-you questions to ask real life people, or your fictional characters. Ọbáṣọlá Bámigbólá photographs refugees and what objects they’ve held on to while fleeing.
Stepping outside yourself - Elaine Castillo calls for a reckoning with the role white supremacy plays in how narratives about people of color are written and sold. Helen Garner confronts aging as a separate self from her previous life as a writer. Jason Anthony reflects on exploring a Nordic LARP set at a gay conversion camp.
Finding connections - Von Diaz shares how cooking helped her bridge the gap between the Puerto Rican and Southern U.S. cultures she grew up in. Julie Beck wonders why today’s schoolkids still draw that cool block S.
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Previously on Inneresting…
In case you missed it, in last issue’s most clicked link Jessica Nagy offers some questions to ask yourself(and accompanying Venn diagrams) about priorities and goals.
Other Inneresting Things…
At the Writer Emergency Pack blog, Chris Csont explores Max and Furiosa’s relationship and what binds them together in Fury Road.
Check Wendig lays out an argument against gas-powered leaf blowers.
Emma Ward considers Children of Men as a film framed as a prophecy and a prayer.
The Wikipedia list of a broad range of commonly held misconceptions.
And that’s what’s inneresting this week!
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