Wahoo! Is it possible there’s even more writerly goodness in here then there was last week? Hella yeah!
More exciting local news: Sudbury is part of Reading Town 2016 (think Hockey Town with books) 🙂
Most common writing mistakes, part 50: Info dumps (and how to fix them). K.M. Weiland. Helping writers become authors.
Liz Bureman looks at parataxis and hypotaxis (and how Greek makes you a better writer). The Write Practice.
Sara Letourneau explores how to develop theme in your stories through symbolism. DIYMFA.
Donald Maass discusses relevance for Writer Unboxed.
Juliet Marillier writes about the different responses you can (and should) have to an editorial report. Writer Unboxed.
Roz Morris asks, must plot twists always be misfortunes or disasters? And, where does your story end? Nail you novel.
Daniel José Older offers twelve fundamentals of writing the other (and the self). Buzzfeed.
Marcy Kennedy explores how to read as a writer (part 1).
Real writers don’t self-publish, part two. Kristen Lamb shares her further thoughts on the issue.
Mike Shatzkin wonders what will happen to high-cost non-fiction in the evolving indie world.
C.S. Lakin points out the need for persistence in your writing journey. Live, write, thrive.
Janice Hardy shares her thoughts on challenging yourself, versus setting yourself up to fail. Fiction University.
Kameron Hurley writes about career milestones and prioritizing projects.
Catherine Ryan Howard recounts how the idea for her novel Distress Signals evolved.
How to create a better writing space (and other thoughts on writing). Avoiding Atrophy.
Jennie Nash shares her one page book planner on Kobo Writing Life.
Sarah Selecky shares more writing retreats for your wish list.
Speaking of writing retreats, my friend, Kim Fahner, has just spent the week in Banff with Lawrence Hill. Here are her posts on the experience: Making time to write, and Writing retreats and the friends you meet.
“Mad Men” creator, Matthew Weiner’s reassuring life advice for struggling artists. Fast Company.
Sword and Laser: Interview with Ken Liu.
The Writes of Women: a celebration of female writers and their work.
Stephen Greenblatt explores how Shakespeare lives now for The New York Review of Books.
A Shakespeare first folio was discovered on the Isle of Bute, just in time for the Bard’s 400th anniversary. The New York Times.
The history of typography. Ben Barrett-Forrest.
Christopher Zumski Finke discovers what Battlestar Galactica teaches us about the militarization of police. Yes! Magazine.
Rogue One teaser trailer.
Kate Spencer says, hey dudes, you should be watching Outlander. Esquire.
And that should keep you busy for a while (!)
See you on Thursday for a video heavy dose of thoughty edutainment 🙂