How a Book Is Made :: New York Times
This article hits on many things my writing partner, Val Geary, and I often discuss over email. Really, really good food for thought that corresponds with a few books I’ve read this year.
I Didn’t Do the Thing Today: Letting Go of Productivity Guilt :: Next Big Idea Club
“One of the most important skills every writer has to master, no matter their genre, is crafting a great mystery. It’s also one of the most misunderstood elements of novel writing.”
How to craft mystery in a novel :: Nathan Bransford
A great interview with librarian extraordinaire, John Schu. Look for a post about his debut book, This is a School, soon.
Q and A with John Schu :: Publisher’s Weekly
An interesting take on the editor’s note TK (to come): “The existence of TK means we don’t have to stop and wait for everything to be perfect before we proceed.”
The Power of TK :: Seth Godin
“Having the opportunity to earn an MFA, like having any kind of advanced degree, comes with a level of privilege and grants a level of privilege. But if you’re stuck in that place of waiting for permission, I assure you that it isn’t the only way. Forge a new path for yourself.”
Unschooled: Writing Without an MFA by Celia Perez :: 88 Cups of Tea