Written on the internet
- Our weekly roundup of links we hope you’ll find interesting and useful:
- Author/screenwriter Chuck Wendig with two posts we think every writer should print and hang over the computer (because tattoos would be too big…): 25 things every writer should know, and 25 things you should know about about storytelling (via Scott Myers).
- Author Ursula K. Le Guin on literary and genre assumptions and expectations.
- Author Becky Tuch: Writing is hard, but we keep showing up.
- Editor Alan Rinzler says the sun in shining for writers…
- … and author Mary Elizabeth Williams responds to the accusation of too much darkness in YA fiction (be sure to follow her link, or this one, to the Wall Street Journal post that started it all). Edited to add: And author Sherman Alexie has something to say about it too (hat tip to Colleen Lindsay).
- Should you go to a writer’s conference? Author Anne Allen has some advice.
- And we leave you with this lovely cartoon from Paul Madonna. We’re off to climb Lucky Mountain. We hope to see you there.
Enjoy your weekend. Write something wonderful!
And a reminder to all writers who want some extra motivation this summer: please consider participating in the Clarion West Write-a-thon. Kelley will be there with many other writers working towards writing goals, and raising money for the Clarion West Writers Workshop.
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