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[Posted by: Kelley |13 Jun 2014 | No Comment | ]
    Our weekly roundup of links we hope you’ll find interesting and useful:

  • This week’s must-read post is from author and story expert Lisa Cron: stories are about struggle, not plot.
  • Being an author can be all kinds of struggle.
  • Freelance writer Nina Badzin encourages you to be the writer you are, not the writer you thought you would be.
  • Author Ted Thompson encourages you to ignore your inner demon.
  • And we leave you with a testament to overcoming creative fear. (This week, the project Tanner Christensen talks about was in the Top 5 on the iTunes app store.)

Go forth and conquer today’s fear. Write something wonderful!

[Posted by: Kelley |6 Jun 2014 | No Comment | ]
    Our weekly roundup of links we hope you’ll find interesting and useful:

  • This is exactly what every writer of anything should hear.
  • Worst. Social. Media. Advice. Evah!
  • How to handle — and benefit from — critical reviews of your book.
  • Point of view: what characters see.
  • What do those writing workshop critiques really mean?

Enjoy your weekend. Write something wonderful!

[Posted by: Kelley |30 May 2014 | No Comment | ]
    Our weekly roundup of links we hope you’ll find interesting and useful:

  • Author Edan Lepucki in conversation with her agent Erin Hosier on not doing it for the money
  • …and author Joshua Ferris talks with his editor and publisher Reagan Arthur about the the experience of writing and being edited.
  • Jane Friedman offers insights that lead to successful publishing careers.
  • From Maria Popova, a wonderful post that connects you with great observations on playing the long game.
  • And we leave you with these home truths from Creative Something founder Tanner Christensen:

    …In the end, the only way to be creatively successful is to start, to keep going, to make mistakes and learn from them, and then keep going.

Enjoy your weekend. Write something wonderful!

[Posted by: Kelley |23 May 2014 | One Comment | ]

Enjoy your weekend. Write something wonderful!