Come on over and visit me at DIY MFA for my latest column.
Mythic structure: The Virgin’s Promise, part two.
This time, I analyze Ever After and The Hobbit using Kim Hudson’s archetypal feminine structure.
And while you’re there, check out the rest of Gabriela’s amazing resources 🙂
Until next time, be well.
Roz Morris has some excellent thoughts on choosing a title for your book. It’s more important than you think.
On finding your theme with K.M. Weiland. Guess what? It comes down to your character’s arc 🙂
How your editor can irritate you, and why that’s a good thing. Anne R. Allen with Judy Probus.
Victoria Mixon outlines the three vital steps to creating your protagonist.
Dave King is back on Writer Unboxed with another Buffy-inspired post: Everything I need to know about character, I learned from Buffy.
Jamie Raintree shares three strategies to stay motivated on long-term projects. Thinking through our fingers.
The seven roles of the healer archetype, on the Better Novel Project.
Julie Sondra Decker explores what happens while you wait. In propinquity.
Margaret Atwood came to Sudbury to celebrate her birthday last week. It’s the last time she’s going to make the journey, so we made a thing of it 🙂 TVO’s Steve Paikin (also Laurentian University chancellor) interviewed her.
And then the CBC’s Jessica Pope got a little Atwood action as well.
Ursula K. LeGuin at the National Book Awards. The New Yorker.
And the video:
Ursula K. LeGuin interviewed in The Paris Review.
Outlander’s Gaelic coach offers a crash course. Scotland Now.
Billy Boyd sings “Last Goodbye” for the final Hobbit movie. Entertainment Weekly.
Cary Elwes shares twelve Princess Bride Secrets. LA Weekly.
Seven strange and wonderful fan theories about fantasy and science fiction. i09’s Toybox.
See you on Thoughty Thursday!