Community

In this page, you will be able to see what the Spellbinder community on Twitter thinks about a variety of topics, usually related to art and literature. Become part of the Spellbinder community and turn every Sunday into a #spellbindersunday by following our Twitter account @spellbindermag. What’s so special to us about #spellbindersunday is to share little precious memories, tips, and ways of being with our followers – to find a common appreciation and gratitude for an art-filled life.


WRITING

What’s a writing-related habit that has completely changed your perspective and your life as a writer?

“Noting down details of insignificant things because I think it might be useful for building characters or a mood in my future stories.” Advice by @shrubaboti

Where have you been featured recently?

“I was fortunate enough to be featured as a guest poet in the March issue of The Crow’s Quill from @QuillandCrow.” Reply by @SuzannaLundale


BOOKS

What’s a must-read for someone who loves Spellbinder and all things fantasy, speculative, folklore, surreal, and magical?

“Ursula LeGuin’s gentle and thought-provoking short story collection Changing Planes.” Recommended by @sarahjansencom

What’s your favourite childhood book?

The 500 Hats of Bartholomew Cubbins.” Recommended by @LoquaciousType

The Magic Tree House series was one of my favorites!” Recommended by @justatwinge

Do you have a bookmark, if so what does it look like, or do you dog-ear pages?

“I don’t just have one bookmark, I have… Well, I’ve never counted and I don’t feel like doing that now either. But it’s definitely a number less than 10 and certainly more than 4. One is of Legolas from 20 years ago. I may or definitely was obsessed with LOTR at the time.” Reply by @tinamarie_cox

“yes!! it’s metal and based off of Louis Comfort Tiffany’s Grapevine Panel stained glass on display at the Met. my best friend gave it to me, so i love using it :)” Reply by @nbpersephone


ART

What are some unusual artistic experiences you recommend?

“Lucy Zhang’s SAPLING.” Recommended by @CandiceKelsey1

What’s the piece of art that got you into art?

“For paintings, it was Christina’s World! Something about the serene setting really stuck with me! Even without seeing her face, I can imagine how she’s feeling sitting in that field.” Recommended by @messymisfits


THEATRE

What’s your favourite musical? Where did you see it?

“‘Bombay Dreams’, it was in London on a school trip, we got to go for the weekend we were 17/18 and felt very glamorous and grown up. We got to share proper hotel rooms with a friend, not just a hostel. It’s such a stand out memory. The show was incredible and I’ve not seen anything since with as much energy. It was so bright and colourful. We saw ‘Mamma Mia’ that weekend as well but ‘Bombay Dreams’ was unforgettable.” Recommended by @spinningdove

“‘Chicago’. I saw it first in theaters and I now own the DVD to watch it anytime I want.” Recommended by @atullerwrites

“‘Wicked’; it was my first musical. Although I’m going through a semi-Hamilton phase right now, I haven’t actually watched it.” Recommended by @XtremeBarnett


FILM & TV

What are some of the most mind-bending films and tv series you have watched?

“Without doubt, in its synthesis of 19th and 21st century themes and contexts, its radical portrayals of iconic writers, and its devotion to an Emily Dickinson we have never met before, Dickinson has bent my mind, made me laugh, and made me cry.” Recommended by @NewVerseNews

What’s the best TV series you have ever watched?

Fringe, really underrated, fantastic characters, strong female lead who isn’t overly sexualised and a solid ending.” Recommended by @spinningdove


MUSIC

What’s your favourite musical artist / music genre / album to listen to while writing?

“I reach for early Butthole Surfers. That hybrid of punk and psychedelic music is inspiring to me. Funny and scary. Depending on the tone of my piece I’ll put on Hairway to Steven (1988) or Locust Abortion Technician (1987). Art.” Recommended by @HankKirton

“Puccini’s TOSCA (feat. Maria Callas). Dammi i Colori is my favorite piece.” Recommended by @CandiceKelsey1

“Any genre so long as it’s instrumental or in a language I do not understand. I particularly love writing to the jazz-noir outfit @Biglazyx, the tangos of Astor Piazzolla, and @DakhaBrakha.” Recommended by Ink, EIC of @StanzaCannon


LIFE

What’s your favourite online book reviewing platform or book club?

@thestorygraph for sure! They have a feature where you can see content warnings/trigger warnings. They also allow you to rate books in .5 or .75 format which is extremely helpful. Such a wonderful alternative to GoodReads not only because of the above features but also because their interface is beautiful and the creators are constantly improving it.” Recommended by @FzReads

What’s your favourite podcast to listen to? Is there a podcast that gets your creative juices flowing?

“Has to be @k8_lister Betwixt the Sheets, excellent saucy history podcast which is both interesting and funny.” Recommended by @spinningdove


The cover images are respectively by Nur Yilmaz, Nubia Navarro, Verend, cottonbro, Megha Mangal, Elina Sazonova, and nam mau on Pexels.