Well, that’s nice to know!
Genre Isn’t Everything and High Concept Isn’t King :: Pub Rants
I love it when authors pull back the curtain a little. Here’s Lindsey Leavitt on being published for fourteen years and the release of book fourteen.
Lindsey Leavitt :: Instagram
Nathan Bransford has a lot of great writing tips on his blog and uses helpful, concrete examples. If you don’t follow him, you should!
How to show a character reacting to a dramatic moment :: Nathan Bransford
“Proponents of bibliotherapy firmly believe in the potential of literature to provide people the language to help them make sense of their experiences. Fiction does this especially well by nudging readers to substitute their sense of self for that of a character. Enveloped in the perspective of another person, the reader can ponder their choices with a greater degree of objectivity.”
Textual Healing: The Novel World of Bibliotherapy :: The Walrus
When you work for yourself without standard hours, when your “success” feels eternally tied to your “production”, when the message is you must! not! be! forgotten! by readers (otherwise your career is over), it’s easy to get caught in this loop. Definitely worth reading. Connects nicely to this post from last month, too and Lindsey’s post above.
The Dangerous Trap of Toxic Productivity—and How to Break the Cycle :: Real Simple
I liked this so much I sent it to my kids.
36 Ways to Live Differently :: the art of non-conformity
Kindness from my hometown paper: “Rose said she writes books for children because she wants to present the childhood experience. ‘Their experiences are valid,’ she said. ‘I can’t imagine writing for anybody else.'”
A Perfect Panacea: Mysteries follow a doctor and his cure-all in ABQ author Caroline Starr Rose’s ‘Miraculous’ :: Albuquerque Journal