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[Posted by: Kelley |14 Mar 2014 | No Comment | ]
    Our weekly roundup of links we hope you’ll find interesting and useful:

  • This. The always-on-target Lisa Cron talks about the third rail of story: your protagonist’s inner struggle.
  • Great post at Creative Something about sustaining creativity through taking timed breaks – and then coming back for more.
  • Here are the first two posts (first one, second one) in a series from freelance writer Nicole Dieker on how a freelance writer makes a living.
  • You’ve probably read about Amtrak’s Writer Residency program. Make sure you also read this caveat from Writer Beware’s Victoria Strauss.
  • Enjoy this extremely informative roundtable discussion with literary agents from Scratch Magazine (the article is free, but you’ll need to register with the site).
  • And we leave you with 100 Things About a Novel from author Alexander Chee (hat tip to Gwenda Bond, thank you!).

Enjoy your weekend. Write something wonderful!

[Posted by: Kelley |7 Mar 2014 | 2 Comments | ]
    Our weekly roundup of links we hope you’ll find interesting and useful:

  • The Guardian’s article From Bestseller to Bust on the difficulties of making a living as a writer is the talk of the writing intarwebs this week.
  • Author Roz Morris is your guide to brainstorming the big picture of your story.
  • Author and professor Hanif Kureishi says that creative writing courses are a waste of time. What do you think?
  • Writer Angela Horn suggests you take yourself on an Artist Date.
  • At Beyond the Margins, writer Dell Smith talks about taking the slow road of writing…
  • …and writer Bethanne Patrick encourages you to stay on the bus.
  • Author and book coach Jennie Nash asks: is your book good enough for publication?
  • And we leave you with this diagram of the creative process from editor Lynn Price. Best. Diagram. Ever.

In News Of Your Editors: Nicola’s novel Hild is a finalist for the Nebula and Lambda Literary Awards. And Blackfriars Books has announced that they will publish Hild in the UK.

Enjoy your weekend. Write something wonderful!

[Posted by: Kelley |28 Feb 2014 | No Comment | ]

Enjoy your weekend. Write something wonderful!

[Posted by: Kelley |7 Feb 2014 | No Comment | ]
    Our weekly roundup of links we hope you’ll find interesting and useful:

  • Author and teacher A. Papatya Bucak speaks beautifully about her work of writing.
  • A terrific library of books on creativity curated by Creative Something.
  • The conversation on self-publishing and quality continues at Chuck Wendig’s blog. Long, thoughtful, and should be required reading for all self-published and hybrid authors. Stay for the comment conversation!
  • Author Anne R. Allen with six pieces of advice that writers should ignore.
  • The next time you have a deadline looming, take filmmaker Hugh Hancock’s advice on surviving a death march.
  • If you can’t find a writing group in your community, maybe you should start your own.

Enjoy your weekend. Write something wonderful!