This week’s NaNoWriMo update: 50,112 words. Yup, technically, I’ve won, but I’m going to keep going until the end of the month. Possibly beyond. I’m only on chapter 29 of 36 after all. =:D
Sweden vows to become one of the first fossil-fuel free nations. Collective Evolution.
Can drinking more be healthy? Pacific Standard. Now I think we have to look at factors outside alcohol consumption to get the whole picture, but I’ll leave it to you to figure out where you stand on the issue.
The Psychiatric Times revisits Robin Williams’ suicide.
Art heals. The Telegraph.
Teen wins $400,000 for his video explaining Einstein’s Special Theory of Relativity. Motherboard.
Upworthy lists fifteen badass women of World War II. Thinking thoughts? I am!
Puppies learning to howl (we called it doing the O’s):
Can reptiles exhibit joy?
Peace on earth was all it said . . . One Tin Soldier by The Original Caste:
Come back next week for some more Thoughty Thursday 🙂
Slightly smaller batch this week. Then again, I was traveling and training and NaNoWriMo-ing last week. Some things must be sacrificed.
Sudbury’s new small publisher releases its first anthology. The Sudbury Star.
K.M.Weiland continues to share her lessons learned from writing Storming with this post-and-podcast combo: How to write can’t-look-away chapter breaks.
Then Katie busts six stereotypes of strong female characters.
MJ Bush explores writing unforgettable characters. Yes. For realsies. Writingeekery.
Jan O’Hara writes about surviving trout syndrome and electric shocks for Writer Unboxed. What it’s really about? Learned helplessness.
Gwen Hernandez shares some Scrivener fundamentals on Writer Unboxed.
Chuck Wendig welcomes you to the midpoint of your novel. Let it not sag like an overloaded clothesline.
What did Veronica Sicoe learn about writing faster? Read on and find out 🙂
Writers & Authors shares this cute infographic about the eight reasons writers make great friends.
The CBC shares Booknet Canada’s infographic comparing Canadian and American readers.
The secrets hidden in the gilt.
This might be a bit controversial. Chis Winkle shares lessons learned from the bad writing of Battlefield Earth. Mythcreants.
Barnes and Noble lists its best science fiction and fantasy of 2015.
I may have shared this before, but I am so looking forward to The Shannara Chronicles:
And just because: Bustle presents Sesame Street’s eleven best literary moments.
See you next Tipsday for moar Writerly Goodness.
My brain is all NaNoWriMo these days.
So I’m going to give you a wee NaNo word count update on Thursdays. As of today: 36,466 words.
The unremembered. The Globe and Mail.
Our new government has created a Minister of Science post 🙂 Nature.
The Sami form Finland’s First Nation. This is Finland.
A Psychiatric Times report on forensic psychiatry.
Highly sensitive people: a condition often misunderstood. The Telegraph.
This is your brain on exercise. Open Culture.
I’ll be back next week with whatever brain I can spare 🙂
First up: NaNoWriMo:
To temper things, Chuck then wrote that writing advice is bullshit.
The Query Shark CrimeBake 2015 effective queries workshop.
Common writing mistakes, pt. 45: Avoiding ‘said.’ K.M. Weiland.
What Katie learned about writing funny dialogue in the course of writing her novel, Storming.
Donald Maass offers his thoughts on positivity and protagonists on Writer Unboxed.
Marcy Kennedy guest posts on Jami Gold’s blog with five tips for finding POV errors.
Beth Revis builds a great first chapter on Writers Helping Writers.
Therese Walsh shares lessons from Breaking Bad on Writer Unboxed.
Matriarchies, patriarchies, and beyond. Mike Hernandez for Mythcreants.
Delilah S. Dawson writes for the Mary Sue: Everything I love is problematic.
Ellipses can be powerful or annoying. Here’s a guide to using them well. Lexicon Valley.
They’re adding more words to the dictionary again. The Guardian.
What your bookshelf says about your personality. Bustle.
How to judge people by the covers of their books. Bustle.
Literary address quiz, anyone? Ace it, and get a cheeky wink from Simon Pegg :)The Reading Room.
Levar Burton – Problems only book lovers understand:
Monstress: the fantasy comic about race, feminism, and the monster within. The Hollywood Reporter.
I didn’t mind The Golden Compass movie, but a series would probably be better. i09.
Lego Doctor Who? Eeeeee! i09.
Come back next week for more awesome. MOAR I say. Moar.
Another short one this week. Hey, I went to a con. What can you do? Just a warning, November curations might tend to the small. NaNoWriMo takes precedence.
Anna Lovind wonders, what you would do if time wasn’t scarce?
Susan Lynn Reynolds shares the touching final days of her friend’s life. Janet dies at home. Conversations on dying. Phil Dwyer.
Guys, this is what it’s like to be a woman. Thought Catalog.
Buzzfeed presents 12 historical women who gave no fucks.
Why self-driving cars must be programmed to kill. MIT Technology Review.
What do you call the night before Hallowe’en? Lexicon Valley.
Mental Floss presents 10 graveside traditions at famous tombs.
Thought Catalog shares 10 delicious 14th century meals we should all try.
An ultra-successful mix of dog, wolf, and coyote, this new species is evolving right before our eyes. Now, technically, if the animals can procreate, they are part of the same species. So there may be a little issue with the terminology here. Raw Story.
Catch you next week.