Whee! The countdown to Can-con and NaNoWriMo has begun!
I’m all a-squee!
K.M. Weiland answers a reader’s question: How do I keep writing during NaNo when all I want to is watch football?
- C.S. Lakin writes about the insanity that is NaNoWriMo.
Katie describes how to make your hero’s self-sacrifice even more heart-breaking.
Jan O’Hara explores those times when dark emotions threaten your writing. Writer Unboxed.
Dan Blank compares copying others and failing vs. forging your own path on Writer Unboxed.
Veronica Sicoe looks at the power of momentum and the three c’s of productivity.
Maya Sapiurka teaches us how to cure writer’s block. Time.
C.S. MacCath gives us a strategy for writing through an emotional block.
Catherine Ryan Howard gives us a virtual tour of her writing space: where the crying happens.
Joanna Penn presents seven things to fix in your first self-edit.
Chuck Sambuchino guest posts on Carly Watters’ blog with seven tips to help you craft your novel’s pitch.
Ruthanne Reid provides a lesson in world building 101. The Write Practice.
Liz Bourke writes about strong female characters and the double standard. Tor.com.
Jamie Gold offers great tips for and examples of writing diversity (without issues).
Noah Charney describes the not-quite end of the book tour. The Atlantic.
George Saunders shares his writing education in The New Yorker.
Was there a real-life Rochester in Charlotte Bronte’s life? The Telegraph.
Has sci-fi become a 21st century religion? The Guardian.
Emil Lendof of The Daily Beast introduces us to Brian K. Vaughan, the comic visionary behind Y: The Last Man.
The Jessica Jones trailer:
And the heresy of Pride and Prejudice and Zombies:
I guess it’s trailer day on Tipsday. Here’s the supercut trailer for The Force Awakens:
Charlie Jane Anders lists 50 science fiction movies that everyone should see at least once. i09.
Grammarly shares 20 jokes for grammar nerds.
BuzzFeed presents 17 rooms for book lovers.
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