Here are your informal writerly learnings for the first full week of September (!)
K.M. Weiland continues her most common writing mistakes with part 62: head-hopping POV. Helping Writers Become Authors
Colleen M. Story explains how your time personality influences your writing productivity. Writers in the Storm
Susan Spann explains the law (and ethics) of conference blogging. Writers in the Storm
James Scott Bell stops by the Writers Helping Writers coaches’ corner: using the novel journal to make writing breakthroughs.
Vaughn Roycroft is fortified by gratitude. Writer Unboxed
Donald Maass muses on what makes a journey. Writer Unboxed
Here’s the second part of my exploration of The Hero’s Journey on DIY MFA.
Crash Course Mythology – The Hero’s Journey and the Monomyth. They do a really good job of illustrating how some of the stages of The Hero’s Journey are optional, or can be shifted 🙂
Leanne Sowul: it’s back to school time at DIY MFA—what do you want to learn?
Kristen Lamb explains why suffering is essential for great fiction.
Jeff Lyons returns to Jami Gold’s blog to bust the rest of the top ten writing myths.
Rachel Chaney is Dan Koboldt’s equine expert for this article: matching horses to use, climate, and characters in fiction.
And then, Judith Tarr contributed in praise of the hard-working fantasy horse to the Tor.com blog. What do these ladies have against Friesians, anyway?
Rebecca Solnit: if I were a man. The Guardian
Isabella Biedenharn: Libba Bray has some thoughts on this all-female Lord of the Flies remake. Entertainment Weekly
What growing up in the sulphur city taught me about beauty. Christine Schrum on the Latitude 46 blog.
Cat Rambo announces that games writers will be eligible for an award in the 2018 Nebulas. Geekwire podcast.
Tor.com presents Ursula K. Le Guin’s introduction to the Library of America’s The Hainish Novels & Stories, volume one.
OMG. Droughtlander’s almost over! Actually, the first ep will have aired by the time I post this. Still. OUTLANDER!
Ever think Gandalf was a dick? Well, so does Emily Asher-Perrin: five things Gandalf should have admitted instead of being a jerk. (ROFL-hilarious) Tor.com
So I went to WorldCon in August, eh? This happened. The Tea & Jeopardy live podcast taping with George R.R. (Really Really) Martin!
Enjoy, and be well until Thoughty Thursday!