For all the writers out there… Links!

Classic story structures and what they can teach us about novel plotting.

Infographic: The key book publishing paths.

How writer’s workshops can be hostile, by Pulitzer Prize winner Viet Thanh Nguyen.

From Chuck Wendig, a “hot steaming sack of business advice” for writers.

John Scalzi explains the concept of the “brain eater,” a danger lurking for writers and other creative types.

I ATE THREE EGGS EVERY SINGLE MORNING FOR A WEEK – HERE’S WHAT HAPPENED – Every Day Should Be Saturday

This is great. Trust me.
I ATE THREE EGGS EVERY SINGLE MORNING FOR A WEEK – HERE’S WHAT HAPPENED – Every Day Should Be Saturday

Kirk Drift

Did you know what “Kirk drift” was? I didn’t either until I read this strangely fascinating essay.

There is no other way to put this: essentially everything about Popular Consciousness Kirk is bullshit.

Source: Strange Horizons – Freshly Remember’d: Kirk Drift By Erin Horáková

 

Hysteria, Witches, and The Wandering Uterus: A Brief History | Literary Hub

I teach “The Yellow Wallpaper” because I believe it can save people. That is one reason. There are more. I have taught Charlotte Perkins Gilman’s 1891 story for nearly two decades…

Source: Hysteria, Witches, and The Wandering Uterus: A Brief History | Literary Hub

Stephen King is always appropriate…

Stephen King is one of my favorite writers, so here’s a little thing he wrote about Donald Trump. Here’s the trailer for The Dark Towerbecause we need that now. And just for fun, here are pop songs reimagined as Stephen King book covers.

“They” can be singular now…

The tide has certainly turned on the singular they. Here are the updated Chicago Manual of Style and AP Stylebook guidelines.

The copyeditor’s typographic oath

I’ve been editing off and on for several years now, but I am going to be ramping up my freelance business over the next few months. Here is the sacred oath that all editors should strive to uphold (source: copyediting.com).

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