Friday, May 25, 2012

Holiday Links for Writers

This weekend, we salute those who have served their country. We may squeeze in time for a swim, a hike, and a cook-out, but the only links we look forward to have to do with golf or bratwurst. In other words, advice for authors isn't on your holiday agenda, so I'll keep my list of links for writers short and watermelon-sweet.

Anne Lamott's BIRD BY BIRD is a writer's favorite, but when did you last crack it? Yeah, I can't remember, either. Not to worry, writer Leeana Tankersley offers us a list of ten things she's learned from Lamott.

Barbara (Samuel) O'Neal says a central question begs to be answered at the core of our story. "All of us have those central questions in our work. Someone said that we write to answer that question, whatever it is."

Every holiday weekend needs a shot of writer Chuck Wendig, the Tabasco on our scrambled eggs. Here, he weighs in on ways writers earn their audiences.

Finally, writer Marcy Kennedy wants us to think about what we fear most: failure—or success?

Enjoy the long weekend!


Sarah Andre said...

Thanks for the links, Pat! I hope they can jumpstart some creativity and willpower, how fabulous for me if I could crank out pages for 3 days straight.

Have a great long weekend.

Lark Howard said...

Thanks for all the wonderful links. I'm looking forward to reading them when I get home.

Have a lovely weekend!

Pat O'Dea Rosen said...

I admire your holiday spirit, Sarah. Crank on!

Pat O'Dea Rosen said...

It's time for me to reread BIRD BY BIRD, Lark, but until I do, the ten things Leeana Tankersley learned from Anne Lamott will suffice.