Roz Morris responded to a writer in a bind. The result was this post.
If you’ve read Lifeform Three, you’ll find this Roz Morris post on the inspiration of the Surrey landscape interesting. If you haven’t read the novel, you’d better get cracking!
The Geeks’ Guide to the Galaxy interviews Mary Robinette Kowal. Listen to the podcast.
Speaking of podcasts, listen to K.M. Weiland’s fourteenth instalment in the Creating Stunning Character Arcs series. Or read the post. As you wish, dear reader.
The draws and drawbacks of success as an author from The New York Times.
Jan O’Hara tells us why our characters need to make tough choices. Writer Unboxed.
And yes! Now WU has its web issues sorted, here’s Lisa Cron’s wonderful post: What kindergarten got (and still gets) really, really wrong.
Three more things you need to know about exposition and telling by Victoria A. Mixon.
Agent Carly Watters has some advice for when you start comparing yourself to other writers.
Maggie Stiefvater writes about how her characters are not based on her experiences, but they answer the questions she asks in her head.
The Paris Review resurrects their interview with John Steinbeck.
Anne Lamott on how to handle the haters. Brainpickings.
Two of my favourite Neils talk about genius. More Brainpickings brilliance.
Writers’ Relief offers five techniques to help turn short stories into novels.
The Bookbaby blog presents this interesting infographic about 24 books that predicted the future.
Enjoy, my writerly peeps