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.
How Breaking Bad broke free of the clockwork-universe problem
It involves Shakespeare.
I dunno if y’all love BB as much as I do (can’t wait for Sunday!!) but if you watch it, this article is a really great almost-literary analysis of the show’s plot and character arcs. I learned a lot from reading it that could be applied to novel/story writing. Plus it’s just amazing to realize how freakin genius Vince Gilligan and his writing team are… they definitely seem well-versed in their classics.
J.K. Rowling Revealed as Secret Author of New Book
"Harry Potter" author J.K. Rowling was unmasked as the author of "The Cuckooâs Calling," a crime novel published under the pseudonym "Robert Galbraith."
That sneaky gal!
25 Things To Know About Sexism & Misogyny In Writing & Publishing
The role of men in this conversation is definitely not to be a bunch of pouty shouty poo-poo faces who start yelling about how they’re oppressed too and something-something our-poor-penises. But you can swing too far the other way, too — the role of men in this conversation is also not to be the swooping swinging heroes who need to jump into the fray and save the Poor Widdle Women. Women are not our damsels in distress. We are not rescuing them from the onrushing train of sexism and misogyny (I’LL SAVE YOU FROM THE ANGRY OLD SCI-FI WRITER, LITTLE NELL). Our job is to facilitate the conversation and to foster a healthy, safe, kind environment. Our job is to signal boost and to cheerlead awesome women and, ultimately, to not be dicks about any of it. Can we just say that last part again? DON’T BE A DICK KAY? Kay.
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!