Just to let you know. I’m participating in #NaNoWriMo this year, but I wasn’t able to take much time off in November. So I’m working. And, I’ll be out of town, training for the day job, for the first week. And I’ll be at Wordstock Sudbury the weekend I get back. And I’ll be helping to launch the SWG anthology, Sudbury Ink. On the weekend of the 12th/13th (the day/date is yet to be determined).
So, it’s going to be a busy month.
As a result, I’m not going to be blogging at all in the month of November. I will be able to complete and schedule the curation posts for the first week (Tipsday on Nov 1st and Thoughty Thursday on Nov 3rd), but, after that, you won’t be seeing another post until December 3rd, when I’ll be doing a double monthly update for October and November.
I just wanted to let you know ahead of time, so you won’t be expecting posts, or wondering where the heck I am.
I’ll be well, and writing 🙂
Your #NaNoWriMo round up for the week:
- Jenny Hansen shares her tips for surviving the agony and the ecstasy of #NaNoWriMo. Writers in the Storm
- K.M. Weiland returns with part three of her outlining for #NaNoWriMo series: three steps to finding the heart of your story. Helping Writers Become Authors
- Jamie Raintree explains why she still participates in #NaNoWriMo (after eight years and a book contract). Writers in the Storm
- Christine Frazier offers her characters and themes cheat sheet and a day-by-day #NaNoWriMo guide. The Better Novel Project
- Elisabeth Kauffman shares five ways #NaNoWriMo makes you a better writer. DIYMFA
K.M. Weiland reviews the WriteMind Planner (plus a chance to win!). Helping Writers Become Authors
Janice Hardy guest posts on Kate’s blog: three ways to instantly spot telling.
Chris Winkle shares five ways to hide your foreshadowing. Mythcreants
Vaughn Roycroft suggests the synopsis as a way to revision success. Writer Unboxed
Dave King helps you meet your characters on Writer Unboxed.
Janice Hardy asks, which character is the heart of your story? Fiction University
Writing a series: how much do you need to plan ahead? Jami Gold.
Alex Bloom makes a guest appearance on The Write Practice: what most writers don’t know about screenplay structure.
Steven Pressfield: what works and what doesn’t.
Gail Carriger discusses one of her literary influences, Mercedes Lackey.
Sabaa Tahir picks Patrick Rothfuss’s brain about writing sequels and impostor’s syndrome. Tor.com
Sarah Gailey wants to see more mentally ill women protagonists. Tor.com
Authors share their views on cultural appropriation. The Guardian
Marlon James: why I’m done talking about diversity. Literary Hub
Finally! An infographic that breaks down the big five and their imprints.
Kelsey Campbell-Dollaghan reports on a gorgeous typeface that drove men mad and sparked a 100-year mystery. Gizmodo
Charles Dickens and profanity. Bryan Kozlowski for The Millions.
Azhar A. Alkazwini documents the influence of the Norman Conquest on the English language. Medievalists.net
Five portmanteau words you want to start using. Sad and Useless
Hephzibah Anderson settles in with The Wide Sargasso Sea, the book that changed Jane Eyre forever. BBC
Looking forward to Guardians of the Galaxy, vol. 2? Check out this teaser trailer! Brian Raftery for Wired.
Women will direct every episode of Jessica Jones, season 2. Beth Elderkin for i09.
All the best until Thursday 🙂
See you then! *waves*