Friday Links return! Writing inspiration appears in many forms, and today I offer up some ideas to keep you productive through the end of 2017. During my blog hiatus, I held onto some links that I wanted to share when I started blogging again. That means these links span more than just the past week. But whether you typically get your writing inspiration from reading a great book or an article on craft, these links have something for you.
This Week’s Links:
Micheal Ondaatje opens archive to reveal his writing methods. – Author Michael Ondaatje has donated his papers to the Harry Ransom Center in Texas.
The 21st-Century Fantasy Trilogy that Changed the Game. – The New York Times looks at the writing of N.K. Jemisin, and how it created a new way of looking at epic fantasy.
Go Local: Marketing Books to Targeted Communities. – Jane Friedman advises writers to start where they are when they market their books.
28 Exciting New Books You Need to Read This Fall. – Check out this great list to find new titles to pad your TBR pile.
Shelf Life: Novelist Hanya Yanagihara on living with 12,000 books. – Dream of your own home library? Hanya Yanagihara shows us how it’s done.
You Did What? The Dos and Don’ts of Workshop Etiquette. – Take a look at these tips on how to attend a writing workshop with grace.
13 Upcoming YA Books by Latinx Authors to Start Getting Excited About Right Now – Great new books either out now or soon to be released that will add diversity to your TBR pile.
10 Gritty Crime Novels that Will Take You to the 1970s NYC of The Deuce. – Film and television producers seem fascinated by the 1970s, as evidenced by the new HBO series, The Deuce. These books give a different take on the gritty era.
Other Writing Inspiration:
With the season’s changing, it’s the perfect time to observe what that means where you live. Whether it’s fall or spring in your part of the world, grab a notebook and pen and go people watching one afternoon. What happens to the weather, wardrobes, behavior, the pace of life? This transitional time of year makes for interesting stories. Go take notes.