First up: NaNoWriMo:
- Don’t get stuck during NaNoWriMo. Jami Gold on Writers in the Storm.
- Roz Morris gives us five tips for writing a useful draft at speed.
- Chuck Wendig writes an informal NaNoWriMo pep talk: The perfect machine vs. the art monster.
- He follows up by sharing how he writes 50(-ish) k words per month.
To temper things, Chuck then wrote that writing advice is bullshit.
Common writing mistakes, pt. 45: Avoiding ‘said.’ K.M. Weiland.
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.
They’re adding more words to the dictionary again. The Guardian.
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.