Monday, July 22, 2013

Writing Post Round Up - Week of July 14-20, 2013

Howdy folks.   I’m late again, but hey, I’m here.  And these are some excellent posts – totally worth waiting for.  Read, be inspired, write stuff.

Robin LaFevers writes the most excellent and comforting blog posts.  She has a way of piercing straight to the core of all our vulnerabilities as writers and saying “see, it’s okay, everybody feels like that. Write anyway.  You can do it.”  This post on fear and how it can inhibit our writing progress is no exception.

This is an interesting post on confidence, and using the zen state of Beginner’s Mind to access it for writing.  I don’t fully understand the matrix used, but I found it fascinating, nonetheless. 

Here is another one of those not-really-a-writing-post writing posts.  Michele of the Get Organized Wizard site lists 7 things that kill productivity.  Though this is a general post, it’s not hard to see how these can apply to writing.

Ah, Chuck Wendig, how did it take me so long to find you?  Here is one of Chuck’s famous lists (okay, so I don’t know if he’s really famous for his lists, but he seems to write a lot of posts in that form), this one offering advice on story stakes.  There’s some good stuff in here.  Plus, he makes me laugh a lot.

A fascinating article featuring famous writers reflecting on failure.  Lots of food for thought here.
That’s all folks.  I hope your writing is going well!  Have a nice week!

Note: this is a list of blog posts and articles on writing that I collect weekly.  Inclusion on this list does not necessarily mean it was published this week, just that I read it this week and thought it was cool, interesting, and/or useful.