Thursday, 21 May 2015

Matt Looker on Twitter

NEAFCY says “Sad that even @Emilia_Clarke isn't safe from photoshop cosmetic surgery. THE KHALEESI DOESN'T NEED "IMPROVING"” — “Can't wait for the 'Sarah Connor goes bowling with a Terminator skull' scene, you guys!”

Begin Your Novel with Action: A Good Rule?

Paul Keene
Paul Keene says “Begin Your Novel with Action: A Good Rule? | Jane Friedman ” — You’ve probably heard the adage that you must begin your novel with action—even if it’s not the main action of the book. While this rule is fairly well-accepted in fiction teaching circles, not eve...

One Concept for Startup CEOs to Cultivate Team Gratitude (And More)

Ryan Hamner
Ryan Hamner says “One Language Hack That Will Increase Your Happiness” — Once a month, I check in. First Tuesday of the month, to be specific. I individually ask each person on my team how it’s going. I have a promise with each one of them that, pending how they answer the question, will determine if they stay on the team. If they answer a question a certain way, they must resign. This is the question: Are you getting more than you’re giving on this team?

The Writer’s Formula to a Captivating Setting

Kris The Bard
Kris The Bard says “The Writer’s Formula to a Captivating Setting via @write_practice — Familiarity + Fantasy = A Captivated Reader. J.K. Rowling doesn’t just write about a normal school. She gives us a castle haunted by friendly ghosts where the staircases move about and the paintings talk and you sleep in four poster beds in the tallest towers of the school.

Casters of Windemere

Charles Yallowitz
Charles Yallowitz says “Casters of Windemere”
Today I'm going to talk about the various casters that are found within Windemere. A basic caster uses incantations, gestures, and a lot of studying to utilize their aura for …

Stay Tuned for Writing Wednesday

Lela Markham
Lela Markham says “Stay Tuned for Writing Wednesday”
This week's interview is with crime writer, George Wier, who tweeted something of mine, so I invited him to the blog. I'll also have an article about character development in...

Book Three Is Coming Along!

Eli Kale
Eli Kale says “New blog post is up for week of 5/18! ”
Friends, It's a new week, and that means that we have another opportunity to achieve success, to tackle our goals, and to accomplish the task at hand! Join me for today's…

Research is sexy!

Aditi Chopra
Aditi Chopra says “Research is sexy! via @wordpressdotcom
Just a couple of years ago, I ventured into fiction writing and I am now moving beyond the phase of "write what you know about". I am certainly outside my comfort zone an…

CEOs Call for Deficit Action

Martin Roy Hill
Martin Roy Hill says “CEOs Call for Deficit Action via @WSJ Hypocrisy. These corps receive billions in govt subsidies & tax breaks.”
Chief executives of more than 80 big-name U.S. corporations, from Aetna Inc. to Weyerhaeuser Co., are banding together to pressure Congress to reduce the federal deficit with tax-r…