Hi I don’t have a question, I just want to recommend If You Want To Write by Brenda Ueland to everyone who wants to write ever because it’s literally everything I’ve ever needed to hear about writing but was never told until now.
Carrie Got a Bad Rap: Beloved Literary Kids with Deadbeat or Absent Dads | The Hairpin
“In honor of Father’s Day, here are my favorite literary kids with deadbeat and/or absent dads. All of these books are very, very good, and they all feature kids who grew up with their dad either missing entirely, or entirely missing the mark. If you, like me, have nothing to celebrate on Father’s Day except a lot of teenage angst and a few really shitty romantic choices, read one of these books. You are not alone. You are, in fact, in interesting company. The fatherless, at least according to literature, are a tough, wily bunch.”
Julie Buntin’s Deadbeat Dads of Literature!
The Urgent Matter Of Books - The Rumpus.net
Thank you to sumofamess for sending me this article! It basically talks about the current state of books as a media form. Really interesting stuff.
Writer's Digest: Make More Time for Writing
Here are more tips on how to find more time for your writing. We just had an article on this last week so this makes a nice compliment!
motivation for moving beyond your writing habits: graceyu: Pixar on stories Pixar story artist Emma Coats tweeted a list...
Pixar story artist Emma Coats tweeted a list of guidelines she learned from her colleagues on how to create appealing stories:
#1: You admire a character for trying more than for their successes.
#2: You gotta keep in mind what’s interesting to you as an…
Ooh I really like #9.
If You Want to Write: A Book about Art, Independence and Spirit: Brenda Ueland: 9781604599282: Amazon.com: Books
So livianelson.com is now a thing & I'm pretty amped
Unlike my personal blog, livianelson.com is literally just my writing. People are always asking where they can read more of my stuff so this is an easy URL to remember… and it’s good, as a writer, to have a portfolio!
Here's my story for Day 1 of YW's Short-Short Week
It’s about a questioning teenaged boy and a man who gets hit by a train.
If you want to do a short story per day with us this week, learn more here!
The Outside Angle | For Writers: What Writing Gives Back to Its Author
As writers, we spend a lot of time thinking about others while we write—our potential readers, potential publishers, our characters.
But what about us? We know we like to write, but why? This great article from The Outside Angle puts into words (perfect!) why writing can be so beneficial and revealing to the author herself.
The Outside Angle is a great, great Tumblr, by the way. From their About page:
The Outside Angle is a blog which simply gives commentary on various behavioral patterns as observed by the author. Specific topics are planned to range widely, but in general the articles focus on trying to recognize and flesh out any psychological commonalities between the different behavioral patterns that people or groups exhibit.
As a writer whose favorite genre to both read and write is psychological realism, all of their articles are the most delicious of resources.
Hey! Look! Psychological evidence that writing about your break up helps you cope with it
Book Publishers Scramble to Rewrite Their Future | Wired.com
I’m warning you guys, this article is depressing. But it’s a really round picture of the current state of the industry.
7 Steps to the Perfect Story | Content Marketing Association
Ummmm this is the coolest infographic I’ve ever seen. Click on the title or the image to see it bigger!