In other news, S.L. Hennessy at Pensuasion gave me the Liebster Award! I was very encouraged by her kind words. Also, she recently signed with an agent, so be sure to send her some hearty congrats! :)
(Edit: Kate Coursey also gave me the Liebster Award! Yay, thank you, Kate! :D)
My favorite posts this week are kind of hard to separate into categories, so the links are not as organized this time around. But then I'm only sharing a handful, so that shouldn't be too big of a problem. I loved these thought-provoking posts, and I hope you enjoy them as much as I did!
- In my last post I wrote about how I get story ideas, so I was intrigued by the thoughtful post Therese Walsh at Writer Unboxed wrote about different levels of writing inspiration.
- Patricia C. Wrede talks about her sequence for writing a book. So helpful to see the process broken down, and I needed to be reminded that the outline is an organization tool and not an end in itself.
- Amazing post by Austin Kleon on how to steal like an artist (via Janet Reid). Brilliant.
- Juliette Wade talks about how worldbuilding, point of view, and characterization are all interrelated, and how divorcing from yourself is necessary to do justice to those aspects.
- Lura Slowinski tackles the myth of the lone American hero and discusses how American culture values individualism as the most important heroic trait. Her post focuses on one of the points Aliette de Bodard brings up in her post on the prevalence of US tropes in storytelling, which is definitely worth a read as well. It's a fascinating topic and definitely got me thinking.
And that's it! Enjoy your weekend, and if you want to have a moon-viewing party, Monday would be a great time for it. ;)