Happy Friday! I’m on the road this week, so I’m bringing this to you short and sweet and hoping you find something here to kick off a creative, word-filled weekend. Quite a few of these deal with the writerly search for originality, and/or finding fresh inspiration. Wishing you wonderful progress on your current writing project, or maybe just a fabulous read that engrosses you for hours on end. Enjoy!
Nothing Works Until It Works: On Writerly Discomfort – A look at the pain (mostly mental) involved in the writing process.
The Hugo Awards – This year’s list of nominees. Now that the Nebulas are over, it’s time to turn your reading attention to the Hugos.
Jane Austen’s Ivory Cage – Peeking beneath the obvious story to find the darkness in Austen’s work.
Opportunities for Writers: June and July – A list of publishing opportunities, contests, etc. with deadlines over the next two months.
New Arabic Fiction: Five Contemporary Short Stories – For those of you looking to diversify your reading, to read more short fiction, or to just mix things up a bit.
Do Overused Words Lose Their Meaning? – On word trends and how words that once had impact start to lose it.
The Lost Gardens of Emily Dickinson – A look at the efforts to restore the garden that once helped inspire the poet.