Ah, another lovely batch of informal writerly learnings for you 🙂
K.M. Weiland: the lazy writer’s six-question guide to writing an original book. Helping Writers Become Authors
Kathryn Craft shares seven ways to get rich from writing (it’s not quite what you think). Writers in the Storm
What a sensitivity reader is and how to hire one. Natalia Sylvester guest posts on Writer Unboxed.
Julia Munroe Martin tells us how to get by with a little help from our (writer) friends. Writer Unboxed
Sarah McCoy: a hard change will do you good. Writer Unboxed
Donald Maass says, impossible odds for everyone! WriterUnboxed
Jo Eberhardt: how to (not) overcome fear. Writer Unboxed
Laura Drake: the angels are in the details. Writers in the Storm
Chris Winkle lists twelve traits that help create loveable heroes. Mythcreants
Oren Ashkenazi examines five great characters from horrible shows. Mythcreants
Chuck Wendig never fails to crack me up (while sharing awesome advice). A very good list of vital writing advice—do not ignore! Terribleminds
Jenna Moreci: how to outline your novel, part 1.
Angela Ackerman shares the news about the new worldbuilder tool on One Stop for Writers. Looks amazing. Writers Helping Writers
This feels weird, but also awesome. I’m curating myself! Why I write speculative fiction. DIYMFA
Bess Cozby embarks on an experiment in minimalism. DIYMFA
Gabriela Pereira interviews Dale Wiley for DIYMFA radio.
Michelle Chalkey shares five benefits of aromatherapy for writers. DIYMFA
Ruth Harris examines stress and burnout, how they’re different, and why it’s important to know the difference. Anne R. Allen’s blog
Dr. Jena Barchas-Lichtenstein asks us to, um, stop demonizing filler words. Quartz
Check out this year’s Latitude 46 line up. The North Bay Nugget
Stephanie Convery reports on Ali Cobby Eckermann, the unemployed, indigenous poet who just won the $215,000 Windham-Campbell Award. The Guardian
George Saunders: what writers really do when they write. The Guardian
Zen Pencils: Stephen King’s desk.
Hillel Italie: Ursula K. Le Guin among authors inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Letters. SFGate
George Gene Gustines interviews Ta-Nehisi Coates about creating black superheroes. The New York Times
Don Pittis: machine intelligence lessons from science fiction. CBC
Swapna Krishna pits science against The Expanse: is it possible to colonize our solar system? Tor.com
Genevra Littlejohn critiques Iron Fist. The Learned Fangirl
If you liked the movie Arrival, Phil Plait wants a (single) word with you. Blastr
In the latest Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2 trailer, Peter gets to meet his dad. Katharine Trendacosta for i09.
And that’s it until next week!
But you can always come back on Thursday for a little thoughty 😉