W00t! This past week was all about the writerly goodness!
K.M. Weiland explains how to write a sequel that’s even better than the first book.
Are your plot and theme working together? Helping writers become authors.
Katie gives us a virtual tour of her writing space.
Why you should look into the psychology of writing and the cognitive science of the perfect writing routine. Brainpickings.
In the wake of his post on the mistakes of inexperienced writers, Chuck Wendig wrote on the subject of your discouragement.
How to be a successful writer: stop comparing yourself to everyone else. The Write Life.
Vaughan Roycroft explored how to rekindle your motivation on Writer Unboxed.
Then, Kristan Hoffman wrote about getting over the hump. Writer Unboxed.
Gabriela Pereira shares her mindfulness manifesto on the DIYMFA podcast.
Mike Swift writes about the singularity of voice for Writer Unboxed.
Joanna Penn points out five problems you should avoid in your first novel.
Chris Winkle lists 44 words to seek and destroy in your draft. Mythcreants.
Ginger Moran shares the four S’s of sustained creativity on Tim Grahl’s blog.
Steven Pressfield writes about resistance and hooks. In this context, hooks refer to the provocative comments readers make for and against you and/or your book.
Christine Frazier deconstructs back cover copy to help you writer your blurb. The Better Novel Project.
Bonnie Randall offers her book signing cheat sheet to those who wish to stay sane while everyone ignores them. Janice Hardy’s Fiction University.
Agent Carly Watters offers writing diversity campaigns, resources, terms, and tells you how to read between your lines.
Writers talk about the complexity of race. The Guardian.
Neil Gaiman: my parents didn’t have any . . . rules about what I couldn’t read. The Guardian.
J.R.R. Tolkien expounds on fairy tales, language, the psychology of fantasy, and why there’s no such thing as writing for children. Brainpickings.
The fun stuff: brain fart, bants, and fur baby added to the Oxford online dictionary. Writers Write.
Quirk Books found these ten music videos based on literature.
I hope something here helps to support your creative life.
I’ll be back on Thursday with a teeny tiny bit of thoughty.
See you then!