Tipsday: Writerly Goodness found on the interwebz, Jan 25-31, 2015

February already? What the heck happened to January? 2014? Holy cow!

Publishers Weekly analyzed book sales by category for 2014. Interesting stuff (says the SF&F writer whose eyes popped at those numbers . . .).

K.M. Weiland’s podcast and post combo covers ways for lazy writers to identify and overcome their weaknesses. Lazy? I say smart 😉

With all the stuff you have to do in your opening pages, don’t forget to begin with your protagonist. Katie’s weekly vlog. I must admit, openings still kick my ass.

David Corbett discusses types, archetypes, and the occasional real person on Writer Unboxed.

Janice Hardy tackles the tricky topic of internal questions. When should your characters ask them and when shouldn’t they?

Kameron Hurley discloses her earnings and explains why she hasn’t quit her day job. True, but demoralizing for those of us aiming for that loft goal. I think it helps if you like your day job.

Gabriela Pereira interviews Guy Kawasaki and Peg Fitzpatrick for DIYMFA on social media for writers.

A.V. Club interviews Amber Benson (listed here because, among other things, she’s written the Calliope Reaper-Jones series).

This ticked me off: the Colleen McCullough obituary debacle. Back-handed compliment? Damning with faint praise? The Guardian.

I don’t know what you want to call it, but this response by The Washington Post’s Alexandra Petri certainly hit the spot.

Too fond of exclamation points? Here’s a handy infographic from Hubspot that will help you identify whether you really need one or not.

There. Now you can’t say I’ve never given you anything . . .

Hugs from Writerly Goodness.


5 thoughts on “Tipsday: Writerly Goodness found on the interwebz, Jan 25-31, 2015

  1. Lots of great links. I had seen that Kameron Hurely article earlier. It was really good of her to be so honest, and it was a real eye opener.

    I can not begin to describe how angry I am over what the newspaper printed in the Colleen McCullough obituary. I’m ashamed that it happened in my own country. If I were here family I’d be offended. I am glad though that so many people are outraged by this and being vocal about it.

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    • Kameron’s post was great, if disheartening to a writer who desperately wants to be able to quit her day job . . .
      I really don’t know what to say about Colleen’s obituary. With such a clear example of institutionalized misogyny it’s hard to understand how anyone can deny we still have a serious problem on our hands. It’s everywhere and it hurts my heart 😦

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