Another lovely batch of writerly goodness for you!
First some Sudbury poet laureate news 🙂
Adriana Nicolucci interviews Kim Fahner for Our Crater.
More poet laureate goodness: it’s been a busy week at Sudbury’s libraries. Jessica Watts for The Sudbury Star.
K.M. Weiland asks, do you have a writing superpower (and why you shouldn’t)? Helping writers become authors. Later in the week, she helps us understand how to write scenes your readers will rave about.
Roz Morris shares tips on how to blend a parallel, allegorical fantasy plot into your novel. Nail Your Novel.
Bonnie Randall guest posts on Janice Hardy’s Fiction University: battling the block.
Marcy Kennedy returns with part two of her reading like a writer mini-series.
Chuck Wendig: What I’d like to say to young writers, part two.
Leanna Renee Hieber guest posts on Terribleminds: what to do when the bottom drops out.
James Scott Bell guest posts on Writer Unboxed: how to weave a message without pummelling your readers.
Steven Pressfield: I can’t squeeze my theme in! My favourite bit: “This is why writing (or the pursuit of any art) is, to me, a spiritual enterprise. It’s an endeavor of the soul. The stories we write, if we’re working truly, are messages in a bottle from our Self to our self, from our Unconscious/Divine Ground/Muse to our struggling, fallible, everyday selves.”
Later in the week, Shawn Coyne posts this: the designated driver. I’ve been listening to The Story Grid podcast and Tim Grahl has just finished his first draft.
Nina Munteanu explores the writer-editor relationship: editors preparing writers.
Stephen Stratford writes an essay on the dark arts of editing for The Spinoff.
Query Shark Janet Reid sounds off on why you should avoid querying services.
Author brands: Which kind of influencer are you? Carly Watters.
Martha Alderson guest posts on Jane Friedman’s blog and shows us how to use a plot planner.
Jami Gold looks at brain science from the perspective of how we, as writers, imagine.
I may have shared this before, but it’s a good article: how stories change the brain. Paul J. Zak for Greater Good.
This is long as heck, but Tor.com covers (almost) all the science fiction and fantasy adaptations in production and already on the air.
Charlie Jane Anders explores the moment when science fiction diverged from competence porn. i09.
Cassandra Clare created a fantasy realm and aims to maintain her rule. Penelope Green for The New York Times.
The secrets of medieval fonts. Medieval Books.
David Tennant as Puck. Just ‘cause it’s Shakespeare’s 400th 🙂
Shakespeare is dead: six hot takes. Literary Hub.
Rob Brydon shares Shakespearean phrases in everyday use.
The Doctor’s Long Story, a fan video with heart. Radio Times.
John Boyega and James MacAvoy to voice Netflix’s Watership Down. Comic Book Resources.
Nathan Fillion joins the cast of Guardians of the Galaxy 2, with more than just a prosthetic-covered cameo. Peoples Choice.
Electric Lit shares an infographic that explains the real history behind Game of Thrones.
Sarah Mesle reviews the first episode of season six for the LA Review of Books.
Until Thursday, be well.