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Stories and literature

How to gain more from your reading | Psyche

Stories and literature

guide

How to gain more from your reading

There’s more to words than meets the eye. Deepen your appreciation of literature through the art of slow, attentive reading

by Robert DiYanni

Hum chitra banate hai (We make images) | Psyche

Traditional arts

film

A joyously animated myth retells why painting is prayer to India’s Bhil people

9 mins

How to create compelling characters | Psyche

Stories and literature

guide

How to create compelling characters

It’s not only writer’s intuition. Use personality psychology to create just the right blend of surprise and believability

by Kira-Anne Pelican

The opposites game | Psyche

Poetry

film

An English teacher asks his class: ‘What’s the opposite of a gun?’

5 mins

How to heal through life writing | Psyche

Memoir

guide

How to heal through life writing

Learning to write about trauma helps you to process the painful experience, and gives you the life skills to overcome it

by Uddipana Goswami

The man with the beautiful eyes | Psyche

Poetry

film

Childhood collides with the adult world in this haunting Bukowski adaptation

6 mins