Goosebumps. Yep. And goosebumps when I talk about books I love, too.
A tingle in the scalp :: Austin Kleon
“This week, I set out on a little thought experiment to see how to write with a different energy. Could I balance the discipline required to finish a book on the one hand, while still cultivating a deeper connection to my intuition and imagination?”
Writing and the Art of Surrender :: Lindsay Syhakhom
This was a fun question. Click below to see how I answered it.
What mystery in your own life could be the plot of a book? :: Goodreads
This is why I don’t talk much about new ideas (and almost always regret the little bit I do share). “If I tell someone my story, I find that I’m committing myself to a certain line, idea, direction. I’m putting my ideas in a box. If I don’t tell it, then I am free to write in whatever direction feels right. Over the years I’ve come to respect that feeling more than anything else.”
Talking and Writing :: Avi
Setting is one of my favorite things. Loved this post from former agent, now author, Nathan Bransford.
What Makes a Great Setting? :: Nathan Bransford
“On March 11, McGhee joined a group of junior and midlevel employees who exited the publishing industry, blaming low pay, unrealistic workloads and burnout. For context: It is extremely difficult, if not impossible, to live in or near New York City (epicenter of bookmaking) on an entry-level publishing salary. Add school loans, subtract a second job or additional subsidy and you risk being factored out of a career in letters before the ink on your college diploma has had a chance to dry.”
When Will Publishing Stop Starving Its Young? :: The New York Times
When your running partner sends you a link and says “this reminds me of our runs” and you click through and find a beautiful poem, well, you have to share it for National Poetry Month! (The picture above was taken on one of those weekly runs.)
“The Dust is My Home” by Katie Chupp :: Ekstasis magazine