There is so much Writerly Goodness this week, I don’t know what to do with myself!
Martha Conway says, Forget heroes: Why heroines are important. Writer Unboxed.
Dave King on the wonders of Whedon. Everything I need to know about plot, I learned from Buffy. Writer Unboxed.
Dan Blank says it’s more about giving than receiving. Writer Unboxed.
Karina Sumner-Smith guests on Janice Hardy’s Fiction University. Finding rhythm and voice for a beginning that sings.
How many characters do you need? Jami Gold answers reader questions.
Piper Bayard guests on Jenny Hanson’s blog, Cowbell. Little Darlings Anonymous. I need to be a member 😉
Piper stopped by Kristen’s Lamb’s blog, too, to talk about backstory.
Story concept and story premise. Do you know the difference? K.M. Weiland cites Larry Brooks in this post and podcast combo.
Veronica Sicoe finds a strategy for NaNoWriMo.
Blurb’s Coffee & Quill interview with NaNoWriMo founder Chris Baty. There were some audio issues at the start, but there was also a lot of good information about NaNo and what you can do to prepare.
Moar podcasts from Roz Morris and Peter Snell for Surrey Hills Radio. So you want to be a writer? Check them all out!
Mary Robinette Kowal shares her outlines for Shades of Milk and Honey and Glamour in Glass. I love it when the professionals give us a little peek at how it’s done 🙂
The comma story by Terisa Folaron. Ted.ed.
The Oxford comma debate. Ted.ed.
Helen Sword says, beware of nominalizations (zombie nouns). Ted.ed.
Marlee Neel states the case against good and bad. Ted.ed.
Sarah F. Hawkins, lawyer, posts about the difference between copyright infringement and plagiarism.
Roz Morris asks, Have we forgotten what science fiction should be?
Project Hieroglyph’s push for positive science fiction. Eoghan.com.
The Wall Street Journal has a book club and Margaret Atwood just chose Ursula K. Le Guin’s A Wizard of Earthsea as the next read.
Tasneem Raja of Mother Jones interviews William Gibson.
The Sword & Laser interview with Delilah S. Dawson. Teh awesome.
An interview with Mary Stewart. Off the Page.
Jane Austen on men who refuse to hear no. The Atlantic.
J.K. Rowling pens a new Harry Potter story, just in time for Hallowe’en. Buzzfeed.
Sarah Michelle Gellar on how playing a strong female character spoiled her. Perth Now.
Matt Herron returns to the Write Practice to show how to create a setting sketch using Scrivener.
See you on Thoughty Thursday 🙂