Blissfully back to normal!
And Mom’s surgery went wonderfully, thanks.
Now, on to the Writerly Goodness:
Are you protagonist and your main character the same person? K.M. Weiland explains how the answer could transform your story.
The Pixar way to think about conflict in your story. Katie’s weekly vlog.
Chuck Wendig shares his writing process and invites us to share ours. Terribleminds.
He also smells our rookie moves . . . and tells us how we can avoid them.
Marcy Kennedy guest posts on Jami Gold’s blog on the topic of internal dialogue and three story problems it can help us address.
How to become a bestselling, full-time novelist—it’s so easy! Dan Blank takes a facetious look at becoming an overnight success as an author on Writer Unboxed.
Stephen Kings asks, can a novelist be too productive? The New York Times.
Jeff Bollow’s how to write FAST. By the way, that’s an acronym. It’s not about speed or productivity.
Leta Blake highlights diversity in the LGBTQ community for Writer Unboxed.
The Rabbit Box: a strange and wonderful storybook for grownups. Brainpickings.
Neil Gaiman explains why our future depends on libraries, reading, and daydreaming. The Guardian.
Dylan Landis shares her experience with grief and how it affected her. The New York Times.
The BBC talks to Verlyn Flieger, who helped to bring J.R.R. Tolkein’s Kullervo to print.
R.F. Foster on Yeats, faeries, and the Irish occult tradition:
Flavorwire shares this list of 50 books for 50 classes—a curriculum on your bookshelf.
Who won the Hugos and why it matters. Wired.
Noah Berlatsky chimes in with this take on women authors in SF and the Hugo controversy for Playboy.
Gary K. Wolfe writes about it in the Chicago Tribune, as well.
Takeaway of the week: It doesn’t matter whether your write fast or slow, full-time or part-time, only that you write. Don’t go comparing your work or process to anyone else’s. You are you and your novel is something only you could have created. Value yourself and your time.
So get writing.
And we’ll see you in two days.