Another harvest of informal writerly learnings for you 🙂
Moar Wordstock Sudbury 2016 news from Kim Fahner, Sudbury’s Poet Laureate. CBC
Emily Franceschini interviews Danielle Daniel for Our Crater.
This week’s #NaNoWriMo round up:
Eleana Sbokou guest posts on Kate’s blog: seven things you need to know about writing and editing.
Roz Morris provides a blueprint for keeping the reader gripped. Nail Your Novel
Juliette Wade guest posts on Janice Hardy’s Fiction University: backgrounding your world through point of view.
Veronica Sicoe continues her series on storyworld design with this instalment on communication technologies.
Gabriela Pereira interviews Amor Towles for DIYMFA radio: worldbuilding from the inside out.
The book monster, or, when writing gets hard. Kate Moretti on Writer Unboxed.
Allie Larkin writes about finding confidence. Writing Unboxed
David Corbett shares what he learned at the beach this summer. And I have another book for the TBR pile 🙂 Writer Unboxed
Lisa Cron explains where drama really comes from. Writer Unboxed
Orly Konig Lopez gives three reasons quitting is an option, and the one reason you won’t. Bonus: guinea pig pictures! Writers in the Storm
Steven Pressfield reminisces about writing “as if.”
Ok. I just can’t resist Harper Lee Hodges. The four steps cats use to explain how to do something. The Write Practice
Julie Phillips: the fantastic Ursula K. Le Guin. The New Yorker
Jamie Raintree shares her story: from agent to publisher, part 1.
Why is it so difficult to get an agent? Liza Dawson Associates
Kristen Lamb explains why we need a synopsis before we write the book.
Catherine Ryan Howard explores her hate/love relationship with writers’ workshops.
Susan Spann helps us understand advances in publishing deals. Writers in the Storm
Adrienne Raphel: a history of punctuation for the internet age. The New Yorker
Four writers share their stories about the search for happiness. The Telegraph
Claire Kirch reports on We Need Diverse Books new curated reading app. Publishers Weekly
The publishing industry risks becoming irrelevant. Tom Welson of Penguin Random House UK. The Guardian
Here’s a lovely bit of storytelling for you. Dia de los muertos from Film School Shorts.
And another video on the role of geometry in visual storytelling. Now you see it
The indigenous science fiction film, Northlander, will be screened across Canada. CBC
Kameron Hurley digs into the first couple of episodes of Westworld.
Alex Cranz reviews the season premiere of Supergirl. i09
James Whitbrook says that DC’s Legends of Tomorrow is trying to be Doctor Who with superheroes, and that’s just fine by him. i09
Clara and Eleven were a couple. What we’ve all known, finally confirmed. Caitlin Busch for Inverse.
Katharine Trendacosta reviews the first Iron Fist footage from NYCC. i09
And The Nerdist shares the Iron Fist trailer.
Katharine Trendacosta shares what she learned about The Dark Tower trailer (leaked). i09
The Outlander, season two, gag reel 😀
I hope that you find some news you can use to help improve your craft.
All the best.
See you Thursday!