A yummy week of Writerly Goodness for you:
Roz Morris shares three diagrams that you can use to check your novel’s pacing. Nail your novel.
Becca Puglisi also tackles novel pacing for Writers Helping Writers.
K.M. Weiland offers four tweaks that will help you write original stories and characters. Helping writers become authors.
Jami Gold helps us find the right balance in story description.
C.S. Plocher shows us what we can learn from J.K. Rowling’s series grid. The Better Novel Project.
Janice Hardy explores how to build internal and external core conflicts. Fiction University.
Chris Winkle shares some tips about narrating dreams and visions. Mythcreants.
The 49th Shelf shares a round-table discussion about world building.
Oren Ashkenazi offers some tips for writing a diverse story. Mythcreants.
Marcy Kennedy writes about valuing yourself and your work. Remember that thing from last week? Yeah. More of that.
Jim C. Hines discusses the importance on not only having anti-harassment policies at cons, but also of enforcing them.
Heather Webb explores how a writer lives with yearning on Writer Unboxed.
Dan Blank advises us to create every day. Life is chaotic. There is no time but now. Writer Unboxed.
And here’s another Dan Blank video. Invest in relationships, not blueprints.
Kirsten Oliphant guest posts on Jane Friedman’s blog on how authors can use Pinterest best.
Then Jane posted on Writer Unboxed about a common misunderstanding authors have about web sites.
Brent Underwood goes behind the scam to discover what it takes to become a “bestselling” author on Amazon. The Observer. The answer? $3 and five minutes.
Jamie Raintree helps you design your writing career from the top, down. Writers in the Storm.
Mark Medley profiles Jennifer Robson, the most successful Canadian author you’ve never heard of. The Globe and Mail.
The Epic of Gilgamesh, read in the original Akkadian. Open Culture.
Just a quick reminder about the importance of the Oxford comma. The Poke.
Electric Lit shares an infographic analyzing the 15 most populated novels. Guess what? A Song of Fire and Ice isn’t the worst offender 😉
An accented tour of the British Isles:
How to be a person. Shane Koyczan.
A first look at five new character portraits for season two of Outlander. It’s getting closer! Yahoo!
And that’s it until Thursday!