I’m a curating machine
- Angela Ackerman of Writers Helping Writers offers us the NaNoWriMo triage center.
- Becca Puglisi takes her turn: On writing badly and redefining failure. Writers Helping Writers.
- Jim C. Hines shares his NaNoWriMo pep talk.
- Anna Lovind explains why you have to create crappy stuff first, so you can create brilliant stuff later.
Roz Morris discusses the differences between British, Canadian, and American English and why writers should know when to use each. Nail Your Novel.
Writer tech: How to storyboard in Scrivener. Matt Herron for The Write Practice.
K.M. Weiland offers six steps to create a fantastic narrative voice in her lessons learned from Storming series.
Katie then discusses the easiest character she’s ever had to write.
Lisa Cron gives us the inside story on what grabs readers. Writer Unboxed.
Sophie Masson helps us get the most of mentoring, from both sides of the fence. Writer Unboxed.
Christine Frazier shares ten traits of the mentor archetype on the Better Novel Project.
Then, she wonders if Goodreads ratings correlate to sales.
Next, she reassures us that everything is not awful.
Finally, Kameron explains why having a writing-related day job does not ‘ruin’ you for fiction. Silly rabbits.
Mary Robinette Kowal helps us discern when writer’s block is depression. And when it’s not.
Madeleine Dore shares fifty ways to take care of yourself in the arts. Performing Arts Hub.
Dan Blank discusses the three essential ingredients to creative success. Writer Unboxed.
Carly Watters shares fifteen things she’s learned in her five years as an agent.
Declining ebook sales hit home with the big five. Publishers Weekly.
Erin Lindsey is in search of a more nuanced discussion of women and gender in SFF: When Mary Sue failed the Bechdel test. Tor.com.
Margaret Atwood addresses the lack of diversity in fiction: In Tolkien, there are hardly any women at all. The Guardian.
100 pieces of writing advice from Chuck Wendig.
The Myers-Briggs types of 101 famous authors. BookRiot.
It’s going to be okay. I did not know this. The Oatmeal.
Krysten Ritter kicks all the butt as Jessica Jones. i09. <Starts this Friday, guys!>
Ima check out SyFy’s new series The Expanse. Tor.com.
Come back next week for more Writerly Goodness.