Post by Kerrie
For my post today I went walkabout on the Internet to find interesting blog posts, videos, images and articles related to writing to share with you. Enjoy!
How Writers Interact With the World
By MATTHEW BATTLES
New York Times Blog
The image has been handed down throughout the long iconography of the West, most effectively transmitted in the image of Saint Jerome: the writer as a recluse, weaving spirited collocations of words in hushed seclusion. Jerome may have a lion at his feet, but he lacks other company — and, of course, he has no Wi-Fi. READ MORE
BEAUTIFUL POETRY BY CHRIS RANSICK
Writing and Fear
By SARAH JIO
New York Times blog
It’s 9 p.m. on a Wednesday night, and I’ve just gotten my three boys to bed. I sit down at my desk with a cup of tea and open the draft of my new novel. There’s a hazy moon in the sky and the wind is howling outside my office window. I can hear the branches of the old maple tree creaking in the wind, thrashing against the house — the perfect dark and stormy night. READ MORE
This American Life
For those of you who may not be familiar with this NPR radio show, I highly recommend you start listening to it.I subscribe to the FREE podcast and listen to the stories while I am on longer car rides. The host, Ira Glass and his team are master storytellers. Writers can learn so much about the elements of a good story by listening to this show each week.
Literary Agents Seeking New Clients
Chuck Sambuchino, editor with Writers Digest, is always highlighting new agents on his blog, Guide to Literary Agents.
5 WAYS TO MAKE THE ORDINARY MENACING IN YOUR SUSPENSE NOVEL
Writer's Digest Editor
Suspense happens when a scene becomes charged with anticipation. It’s the possibility of what might happen that keeps the reader on the edge of her chair. READ MORE
Andrew Stanton: Clues to a Great Story
Filmmaker Andrew Stanton ("Toy Story," "WALL-E") shares what he knows about storytelling -- starting at the end and working back to the beginning. Definitely worth setting aside 20 minutes to watch.
(Contains some adult language)