NaNoWriMo Tips from Shakespeare

I love writing. It’s kind of my thing and it’s something I love to talk and think about. It’s probably no surprise, then, that one of the reasons I love Shakespeare is for what I can learn about writing from him. Today, in honor of National Novel Writing Month (which I am participating in!), I thought I would put my writing…

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NaNoWriMo Writing Tips from Shakespeare

If you’re tackling NaNoWriMo this year, check out these helpful tips from Shakespeare: 1.     When in doubt, deus ex machina it. 2.     Why write “she’s pretty hot” when you can write, “but soft, what light through yonder window breaks? It is the East and this chick is the sun so shine on, baby!”? 3.     If you don’t have any story ideas, just…

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Shakespeare as a Painter

I have always been a terrible artist, but have recently enjoyed playing around a little bit with drawing and painting. So much so, in fact, that I decided to take part in a project called Inktober and because I’m, you know, me, I thought it would be great fun to do a Shakespeare-themed Inktober. (If you’re interested, you can follow…

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Best of the Bard: My top 6 favorite Shakespeare plays

When I started this project, I was curious to see if I would find any new favorite Shakespeare plays, or if my favorites would still be the same ones that I already loved. As I was making this list, I realized that it’s the plays I am most familiar with that I love the most (in general). That hardly seems…

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Best of the Bard: Skipping and second chances

In my post today, I wanted to share a couple of other random bits that I wanted to mention but don’t necessarily deserve their own posts. I’d love to hear what you think of these! Plays you can skip: I really hesitated to list some plays that I thought readers can skip, because all of Shakespeare’s plays have a kind…

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What’s next?

findingthebard: Wow. Well, how about that, eh? 38 plays read and written about. Take a look at the Playlist (I still think that’s clever lol) to catch up. It took me longer than the year I originally planned on, but you know. I still made it! I really hope you enjoyed following along, and that you maybe found one or…

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Best of the Bard: Top 8 Scenes from Shakespeare

Time for part 2 of my Best of the Bard series: my top favorite scenes from all of Shakespeare’s work! Even after 38 plays, there are certain moments that stand out to me that took my breath away, made me squeal, broke my heart, or just in general kind of blew my mind. These are the scenes, exchanges, or moments…

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