I'm stuck at home bored, like almost everyone else, so I thought I'd indulge in my favorite pastime and put together some reading lists! I see a lot of lists like this one on Electric Literature and Book Riot -- some of them really good, some of them just frankly a hodgepodge of books the … Continue reading Disaster Reading for Disastrous Times
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 … Continue reading For all the writers out there… Links!
It's been over a month since I've posted a reading journal update. Most of my reading has lately not-so-inspiring--although I did enjoy reading Who Fears Death by Nnedi Okorafor so much that I wrote a rather long response to it. Another post-apocalyptic book I enjoyed was Far North by Marcel Theroux. It is set in post-climate change Siberia and … Continue reading Reading Journal: Beginning of April
Here are some follow-up thoughts on my post about why writers should not write for free. Some readers may be wondering if I am saying that you should never write anything without getting paid for it. That actually is not what I'm saying at all, but let me clarify. What if you just really love … Continue reading Writing for love or money? They aren’t mutually exclusive