There’s as much for you to watch as there is for you to read 🙂
Roz Morris shares three paradoxes of writing life.
Jan O’Hara explores the ethical implications of the writing life with nods to Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and a disturbing psychological experiment. Writer Unboxed.
Janice Hardy explains the difference between setting and world building. Fiction University.
Kim Bullock is desperately seeking darlings (to kill). Writer Unboxed.
Chuck Wendig has some thoughts for mid-career authors. Terribleminds.
Carly Watters explains how you can write for the market (not to trends) and write for yourself.
Joanna Penn discusses publishing trends in 2016 with Jane Friedman.
Jannifer Garam shares the secret of writing when no one gives a shit. Brilliant!
Hugh Howey offers his advice on how to become a writer. The Wayfinder.
Chris Winkle details the perils of land travel before engines for Mythcreants.
How authors can employ supernatural elements in a non-fantasy story. Authors First.
Iconic science fiction editor David G. Hartwell (yes, the same man who presented The History of SF at CanCon in October) has died. Patrick Nielsen Hayden, Making Light (with links to other tributes).
Kathryn Cramer, David’s wife, wrote this touching post: till death did us part.
Authors call for a boycott on literary festivals that don’t pay. Nadia Khomami for The Guardian.
Jeannine Hall Gailey is disturbed by the plight of the amazing disappearing woman writer. The Rumpus.
Anne Thériault writes about mental illness and the male gaze in the figure of the sexy, tragic muse. Guerilla Feminism.
Lisa Cron presents her Wired for Story TED Talk:
The storytelling animal. Jonathan Gottschall’s TED Talk at Furman:
Shayne Koyczan. Turn of a light. So love this.
Mental Floss lists 25 words that are their own opposites. They’re called contronyms.
The Park of Monsters is featured on Atlas Obscura. There’s a literary connection.
Marco Kalantari made this epic science fiction short film called The Shaman. You need to watch it. A-MA-Zing!
When Nichelle Nichols met Martin Luther King Jr.:
Fantasy Fiction Focus interviews Suzy Vadori.
I hope something gave you that special little bit of writerly advice you need to take your WiP to the next level.
See you Thursday!