There’s a little bit of everything this week. A little craft advice, some blogging tips, love for the word nerds and the book worms, writerly brain science, and a couple of thoughtful pieces about women in fiction and making it in the world of fandom.
Part two of K.M. Weiland’s how to write a flat character arc series.
Later in the week, Cathy Yardley wrote a guest post for Katie: Six tips to outline your novel faster.
Jan O’Hara discusses McKee’s four tips on writing a BIG story on Writer Unboxed.
Anne R. Allen’s blogging essentials for authors.
In related news, Roz Morris answers the question, how much time should an author spend blogging and building websites?
10 words that started out as errors from Grammar Girl, Mignon Fogarty.
Moar wordnerdery from ideas.ted.com: 20 words that used to mean something completely different.
24 quotes that will inspire you to write more from Buzzfeed.
Also from Buzzfeed, 37 books every creative person should read.
Back with ideas.ted.com, six science fiction and fantasy books for the app generation.
Benedict Cumberbatch reads Kurt Vonnegut’s letter to McCarthy after the burning of (among other books) Slaughterhouse Five.
I just saw Lisa Cron tweet about this NY Times article: This is your brain on writing, by Carl Zimmer.
Tasha Robinson’s post on The Dissolve, We’re losing all our strong female characters to Trinity Syndrome, caused a bit of a furor on the SFCanada listserv, and elsewhere on the interwebz.
Jim C. Hines shares his Continuum guest of honour speech. It’s kick-ass. Then again, Jim’s good at that kind of thing 😉
Enjoy, my writerly peeps.