W00t! You wanted moar writerly goodness? Well, here it is!
In local publishing news, Latitude 46 moves into the void left by Your Scrivener Press. The Northern Life.
Listen to K.M. Weiland’s weekly podcast (and subscribe) or read her companion post. Last week’s offering: What every writer ought to know about omniscient point of view (POV).
How to make your secondary characters truly memorable. Katie’s Wednesday vlog.
Will readers find you protagonist worthy? Angela Ackerman on Writers Helping Writers.
The bigger the dream, the greater the resistance. When resistance pays you a compliment. Steven Pressfield.
The four dangers of writing and critique groups. The title says ‘hidden dangers,’ but they’re not really hidden. First-timers and eternal optimists might be blind to them, though. Jennie Nash on Jane Friedman’s blog.
How to write about guns without sounding like a doorknob. Benjamin Sobieck (who was much more polite about it that I was) guest posts on Jane Friedman’s blog.
The Listen Inside podcast from Readers in the Know features chapter 2 from Veronica Sicoe’s The Deep Link.
The ten best literary love songs brought to you by Quirk Books.
BuzzFeed compiles their list of the 53 best opening lines in literature.
Not to be outdone, Penguin Random House offered its list of captivating first lines.
In case you weren’t already crushed by the weight of your unread book stack, BuzzFeed compiles this list of ALL 339 books referenced in Gilmour Girls.
i09 lists its essential cyberpunk reads.
ZDNet shares their list of 26 essential science fiction novels that will help you prepare for the future.
Where Japanese science fiction has been and where it’s going. Japanese Times.
And here’s Quill & Quire’s piece on the awards.
I must say that Phil and I are enjoying Sense8 quite a bit. Then again, we love well-developed character and story. The slow burn is just fine with us. Here’s Bram E. Geiben’s take on season 1 for i09.
Moar season 2 fodder for your Droughtlander jonesing. Carter Matt.
See you on Thoughty Thursday!