Your Writerly Goodness for the week!
Bonnie Randall upcycles and upends clichés on Janice Hardy’s Fiction University.
K.M. Weiland offers six tips for how to organize your novel’s edits. Helping writers become authors. Later in the week, she provides three resources to help you unlock fascinating character goals.
Leanne Sowul explores learning through failure for DIYMFA.
Kristen Lamb looks at botched beginnings and common first page killers.
Ruth Harris lists nine ways editors can make you look good and seven ways they can make you miserable. Anne R. Allen’s blog.
Julia Munroe Martin asks, are we having fun yet? Why can’t the work of writing be fun? Writer Unboxed.
OMG, I love this! Lauren Carter explores the difference between discipline and devotion.
Juliet Marillier writes about focus, and how to regain it. Writer Unboxed.
Donald Maass characterizes the difference between literary and genre as the difference between scenes and postcards. Writer Unboxed.
Jami Gold wonders, can we track out improvements in writing quality?
Becca Puglisi covers this entry in Emotional Wounds for Writers Helping Writers: Being Stalked.
Here I am, curating the curators again 🙂 Elissa Field shares some great resources in her Friday Links for Writers.
Porter Anderson interviews Aron Levitz of Canada’s WattPad Studios. Porter Anderson Media
Debut novelist Anakana Schofield wonders why media is more interested in her than her novel, and . . . why can’t she get paid? The Guardian.
Sachiko Murakami interviews Anita Anand on the hardest thing about being a writer. Writing So Hard.
This is BEAUTIFUL. Astronomers attempt to date Sappho’s Midnight Poem using the stars. Carey Dunne for Hyperallergic.
Elizabeth Alsop says, the future is almost now. On the power of science fiction storytelling. The Atlantic.
Kim Stanley Robinson explains the technology behind his novel, Aurora. BoingBoing
Storytelling sadness for me: Makiko Futaki, the animator behind some of Studio Ghibli’s best anime, has died 😦 Konbini
Yum! Brit Mandelo wrote an amazing essay about Maggie Stiefvater’s Raven Cycle. Please do not read this if you haven’t read the full series. Major Spoilers! But it’s so good 🙂 Tor.com
This goes in Tipsday. One of my favourite ballads that tells a lovely story 🙂 The Once: Maid on the Shore.
Have fun! See you Thursday.