Links of the Week
The Art of Asking: For Writers and Storytellers from Terrible Minds (via Thousand Shades of Gray)
Chuck Wendig talks about Amanda Palmer’s Art of Asking video and what it means for him.
Writing Thoughts: Dwelling on Process from Cat Rambo
A really clear look at writing process – and the act of looking at said process.
How to Be a Writer and Not Go Insane from Z. Egloff (guest post at Women and Words)
A look into one author’s writing process, and the roller coaster it can be. (And? How to get off of that ride.)
Word Choice – It Matters from the Jotter’s Joint
Gail at the Jotter’s Joint talks about finding one’s writer voice – including the vocabulary we use.
The Big Scary Thing I Do Every Week from Z. Egloff
A great look at being versus doing. And the challenge of the former.
Pixar’s 22 Rules of Storytelling from Boing Boing
#11 keeps running through my head, pounding the doors, and saying, “See!”
Story time from Canffirmations
A reminder of why I continue to tell my story, why it is important for me to do so.
My [Writing] Identity Crisis from Beth Morey
An honest and open look at writing identity and the complications and challenges that may arise.
Letting the light in from Canffirmations
Just reminds me of the quote “In our brokenness, we are blessed.”
Quote of the Week
“I think we are well advised to keep on nodding terms with the people we used to be, whether we find them attractive company or not. Otherwise they turn up unannounced and surprise us, come hammering on the mind’s door at 4 a.m. of a bad night and demand to know who deserted them, who betrayed them, who is going to make amends.”
–Joan Didion, Slouching Toward Bethlehem
Definitely inspired by the links of the week and my own thoughts as of late…
What story is aching to be told? What would support you best in the telling?