Fact and fun, all rolled into one . . . curation post 😉
K.M. Weiland shares strategies for writing faster (and why maybe you shouldn’t). Helping writers become authors. Later in the week she shares her number one tip for writing books readers can’t put down.
Chuck Wendig explodes more writing myths as he invites us to crotch-punch the creative yeti. Terribleminds.
Kristan Hoffman puts forth an argument for letting your creativity rest. Writer Unboxed.
Kameron Hurley writes about fame, publishing, and breakout books: dancing for dinner.
Jami Gold helps us understand how plot obstacles affect character agency.
Dave King continues to explore historical fiction pitfalls with this post for Writer Unboxed: sympathetic characters in unsympathetic worlds.
Carly Watters shares five secrets to publishing your debut novel.
Porter Anderson looks at book prices and writing value. Should we have been careful what we wished for? Writer Unboxed.
Five signs your novel may be sexist – against men. Chris Winkle brings a little balance to the table for Mythcreants.
The establishment has always hated the new kids. Kameron Hurley.
Monica Alverado Frazier wonders, do you know how to use a curandera?
Modern witches are so much more than Maiden/Mother/Crone. Natalie Zutter for Tor.com
Daniel José Older reads from Half Resurrection Blues. This man reads like a poet. I could listen to him all day 🙂
John Mullan explores how plots grip us, from Dickens to Line of Duty. The Guardian.
Women swept the 2015 Nebula Awards. Andrew Liptak for i09.
This is COOL. Boston’s sidewalks are covered in secret poems. Atlas Obscura.
Lincoln Michel explains why fairy tales are magic for modern fiction. The Guardian.
Dig at the Curtain theatre unearths a Shakespearean surprise. Jill Lawless for Phys.org
Do overused words lose their meaning? Jonathon Sturgeon for Flavorwire.
CBS passes on Nancy Drew adaptation for testing “too female” for line-up (whatever that means). Carly Lane for The Mary Sue.
The BBC shares nine life lessons from Doctor Who.
Two of the shows I liked got cancelled. Fortunately, the end is only the beginning for Supergirl and Marvel’s Agent Carter. Alisdair Stuart for Tor.com
Honest trailers – Game of Thrones, vol. 1 Bewbs!
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