Shea is an artist and worldbuilder focusing on fantasy cartography.
She is fascinated by the worldbuilding process. The research and description process that goes into developing characters and settings, the visual process of making maps and illustrations, and the conversations that happen between worldbuilders that spur us all on to richer ideas are all very appealing to her. She thinks that all people are creative and sees creative confidence come out the most strongly in worldbuilders who get to put down the constraints of reality and ask "What if...?"
I use my name and Monocled Octopus online.
People can find me at https://www.instagram.com/monocled.octopus/
Jody Aberdeen is a writer, storyteller, and professional ghostwriter. He is the indie author of the sci-fi romance novel “Convergence”, the novella “Gone Lost”, and the upcoming story “Last Variations of Paris”. He is also a former logistics professional, call centre concierge, government employee, bookstore worker, one time commercial actor, and 30 year old frat boy (the good kind).
Jody is also the host of the Ghostwriter and Pup Podcast, frequently recorded from his home in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, with his pup Bella frequently at his side. https://open.spotify.com/show/4TOerS6QlcAVwAeT5QaiJ8
You can find Jody on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/jodyaberdeen/
Jody shared a writing process he uses called
The name of the book on proprioceptive writing is “Writing the Mind Alive” by Linda Trichter Metcalf, Ph.D and Tobin Smith, Ph.D
The journal exercise that I’ve adapted from the book is as follows:
As you write each sentence, pay attention to any words or expressions you use that, upon reflection, seem to stand out as ambiguous or possibly containing deeper meanings.
Take that word and in the following sentence, delve deeper into what you think you mean by that word. For example, if you write “I’m really not happy with my work”, the word “happy” may stand out in your awareness. Begin the next sentence with “by ‘happy’, I mean...” and then write whatever comes to mind.
As you continue to write, keep an eye out for other similar words or expressions that stand out, and then explore them accordingly.
Jody also shared a quote by Anthony Bourdain
Born and raised in Edmonton, now living in Casper, Wyoming with a Ukrainian heart! Lisa has been involved in all things Ukrainian since birth. I took Ukrainian language Saturday school, Ukrainian dance, was involved with a Ukrainian Youth group, Ukrainian church and even owned a Ukrainian bar for 3 years in Edmonton. She has a Bachelor of Education degree from the U of A with a minor in Ukrainian language and then was working on her Masters in Ukrainian Folklore when she met a nice Montana boy and moved to the states. Even though the population of Ukrainians is virtually nonexistent where she lives she manages to run two Ukrainian related businesses while substitute teaching and acting as a consultant for a British Health and Beauty company called Neal’s Yard Remedies. Each spring she runs Pysanka (piss-in-ka) - Ukrainian Easter Egg decorating classes and has a thriving online business baking Korovai (cor-o-vie) -Ukrainian Wedding Bread and shipping them all over the US.
Creative Soul Healing
Showing the Connection between Healing and Creativity. Larissa Russell the owner of Creative U interviews Creatives, Healers and people who have healed using creativity (eg: Abuse survivors, Cancer survivors). Listen as these amazing people share their connection between healing and creativity.