Holy shemoley! Lookit all the Writerly Goodness!
Ok. This is big news around here. Sudbury has a new poet laureate, and its first woman in the role, my awesome soul sister, Kim Fahner! The Northern Life. And here’s the interview she did with Markus Schwabe of the CBC’s Morning North. She had a cold, but it’s still a fabulous interview 🙂 She’s on her way to Banff right now to work with the wonderful Mr. Lawrence Hill!
Jane Friedman points out the pros and cons of maintaining a personal profile versus a professional page on Facebook.
Susan Spann advises us when a book is considered out of print. Writer Unboxed.
Jed Herne guest posts on The Better Novel Project with The Half-Blood Prince guide to question arcs.
Michelle Hoover writes an excellent guest post for Writer Unboxed on the duplicity of a character’s desire.
John J. Kelley explores the art of the plausible for Writer Unboxed.
Barbara O’Neal discusses the matter of talent. Writer Unboxed.
C.S. Lakin offers three ways to keep readers reading past page one. Live, write, thrive.
Tiffany Lawson Inman explains how to build dramatic momentum in fiction. Writers in the Storm.
Janice Hardy explores the ebb and flow of plotting a novel. Fiction University.
K.M. Weiland’s back with five more ways to trim your novel’s word count. Helping writers become authors. Later in the week, she helps us choose the right protagonist.
Kate Elliott gives us the tools to write women characters into epic fantasy without quotas. Tor.com
Awesome: How do we write about diversity when the word has lost its meaning? With Daniel José Older, Ashley Cassandra Ford, and Tanwi Nandini Islam. Elle. (Really? Yuh-huh.)
Steve Kettmann: On knowing what to leave out. Medium.
Victoria Mixon shares her super-easy formula for creating a blurb.
Ruthanne Reid points out the two most important words for writers: don’t quit. The Write Practice.
Kerry Lonsdale writes an open letter to writers at every stage of publishing. Books by Women.
Kameron Hurley ponders her sales.
J.K. Rowling shares rejection letters on Twitter to help beginning authors. The Guardian.
Jamie Raintree explores how to decompartmentalize your art.
Anna Lovind bares herself in this post on the process of creative transformation.
Dan Blank shares what he’s learned from 30 days of vlogging.
Thinking about a writers’ retreat? Sarah Selecky gives you a place to start looking.
Madeleine Dore offers 50 ways to take care of yourself in the arts. Performing Arts Hub.
Robert J. Sawyer shares his creative process with Inverse’s Lauren Sarner.
Where five Canadian authors read. The Globe and Mail.
Buzzfeed lists 21 German words we should be using in English.
Victorian doctors thought reading novels made women incurably insane. History Buff.
On the other hand, art is proven to have mental health benefits. The Butler Collegian.
National Geographic lists its top ten book stores in the world.
Daniel José Older: Notes on love and revolution. Guernica Magazine.
Brainpickings shares Charlotte Brontë’s love letters.
The Telegraph lists ten novels with titles from Shakespeare.
Shakespeare’s skull stolen from grave. BBC.
15 Welsh myths and legends. Wales Online.
Michael Boyle and Daniel A. Kaufman wish Babylon 5 a happy birthday. This is one of my all time favourite series. The Electric Agora.
I don’t know about you, but I’m exhausted!
See you Thursday 🙂