Does it serve your story? Why killing your darlings is a mark of the mature writer. Roz Morris.
K.M. Weiland asks, What are pinch points and how can they make your story easier to write?
Show what your characters are thinking and feeling like a writer, rather than a director. Katie’s Wednesday vlog.
Ruth Harris shares the ten commandments of productive professional writers.
Here we are at day 29 of Janice Hardy’s online novel revision workshop: Eliminate unnecessary repetition. Though the month is over, you can peruse this lovely series of posts for revision assistance any time you want 🙂
Donald Maass discusses emotional work on Writer Unboxed.
Editor Rachel Starr Thomson guests on C.S. Lakin’s Live, Write, Thrive and writes about weaving in backstory.
Editorial advice: Stop using two spaces after a period. Cult of Pedagogy.
Eight natural phenomena to use in your stories. Mythcreants.
Reading makes us smarter and nicer. Readers are more empathetic. Who knew? Time.
Mary Robinette Kowal played an April Fool’s joke that wasn’t really a joke. She really is going to be working on Sesame Street.
Culture and conflict on Warpworld: Dr. Robert Runte discusses Canadian vs. American Science Fiction.
J.K. Rowlings’ ten pieces of advice on the lessons of failure (and the commencement speech from which they were taken). The Guardian.
Six John Green Quotes on writing. Authors Publish.
Jack Kerouac’s 31 beliefs about writing. The Write Practice.
This is beautiful and poetic and the total reason I love abandoned places:
The many faces of Tatiana Maslany. The New York Times Magazine. Are you looking forward to the return of Orphan Black?
Outlander and the spanking heard around the world by John Doyle for The Globe and Mail.
Spoilers are coming: George R.R. Martin releases a chapter of the latest Song of Ice and Fire novel. Time.
It was a writerly week!
See you on Thursday 🙂