Dialling back on the writerly goodness this week, but there’s still a shit-tonne to share 🙂
Sudbury IS Reading Town Canada. April 30 to May 8, 2016.
K.M. Weiland shares everything you need to know about writing third person point of view (POV). Helping writers become authors.
Dave King writes about writing class accurately in an historical context for Writer Unboxed.
Elsa S. Henry guest posts on Terribleminds about writing blind characters realistically.
K.M. Weiland points out the one major pitfall of writing strong characters. Helping writers become authors.
Becca Puglisi discusses friends as enemies for Writers Helping Writers.
Diverse fantasy is better fantasy. Fantasy Faction.
Oren Ashkenazi lists five signs that your story is racist. Mythcreants.
Ricardo Fayet lists twelve common writing mistakes even bestselling authors make. BookBub.
What’s your potential? Dan Blank on Writer Unboxed.
Jamie Raintree shares her thoughts on the real reason we want to be published. Writers in the Storm.
Awesome process alert! Kameron Hurley discusses why she writes non-chronologically. I can’t. One thing needs to lead to the next for me. But try it out. If it works for you, why not do it? Process is an evolutionary thing.
Janice Hardy explores how to balance writing and working without losing your mind. Fiction University.
Kameron Hurley writes about the slog on the mountain and the calm before the storm.
Related: Lauren Carter writes about climbing gear.
Jim C. Hines considers shield theory as a way of explaining spoon theory to his son.
Publishing news: proposed settlement reached in Harlequin class action suit.
Nina Munteanu examines the moving target of indie publishing. What every writer and editor needs to know.
I read Janet Reid’s blog religiously. Here’s an excellent post on author/agency agreements.
Carly Watters interviews Kurestan Armada concerning her first year as an agent for the Things I wish I knew series.
Agent Chip MacGregor defines success. MacGregor Literary.
Chris Winkle analyses the fantastic writing of Andy Weir’s The Martian. Mythcreants.
Charlie Jane Anders lists eighteen short stories that pack more of a punch than most novels. Gizmodo.
Michael Peck explores the literature of cyborgs, robots, and other automata. Literary Hub.
Leah Schnelbach wonders why we’re still white-washing Asian characters. Tor.com
These are all kinds of beautiful: Studio Ghibli’s greatest works drawn in Art Nouveau. Go Boiano.
Colm Tóibín on writing. Sentences as rhythm. Sentences as brush strokes. Yummy. Louisiana Channel.
Jeanette Winterson examines Shakespeare’s take on love: bed tricks and broken women. A friend took exception to the dim view of Anne the piece presents, but y’all know not to believe everything you read, right? The Guardian.
The manuscripts of the first two English women writers are now on display. Alison Flood for The Guardian.
Thoughty Thursday is full of videos. See you then.