Here’s a little Writerly Goodness for you 🙂 Looks like I really did take a holiday last week. Yay me!
K.M. Weiland talks about coincidences in your fiction and what mistake in means you might be making.
C.S. Lakin calls these stylistic devices. I call them rhetorical figures. I lurves me some rhetoric. I blame the politicians for rhetoric’s pejorative connotation 😦 However you choose to look at them, they’re a lot of fun and can add something special to your writing.
Dan Blank says that creative work is performance. Writer Unboxed.
Why writers need human connection. Jamie Raintree guests on Writers in the Storm.
Chris Winkle shares lessons learned from the awkward writing of The Sword of Truth. Mythcreants.
George R.R. Martin uses it. So does Robert J. Sawyer. Find out why Wordstar is the preferred word processor for these authors.
And speaking of nifty writer tech, here’s Jamie Raintree’s new writing and revision tracker*. This is the spreadsheet that revolutionized my attitude toward my writing. I hope it will do the same for you 🙂
*This year, Jamie’s made the spreadsheet fairly foolproof. You can only enter data into certain cells. So much easier. I’ll still do a little post on how to set it up, but it won’t be as extensive as I thought based on past years.
Before you launch a Patreon for your writing, read this. Nicole Dieker for The Write Life.
Madeleine Monson-Rosen recounts the twelve happy accidents that helped save science fiction. i09.
Now this is my idea of a happy Christmas: Jolabokaflod. NPR.
Hope you had a wondrous holiday.
See you Thursday!