Poets, have you read this? Here’s your new year’s inspiration.
Resurrections, Do-Overs, And Second Lives: A 2015 Poetry Preview : NPR
If only success could be this “easy” for everyone. The lesson? Don’t quit.
The Kill Zone: A Success Story
If you have a deadline for a project, and time for a book leave, here’s one way to knock out a book in a relatively short time. If you can’t take six weeks off, there are still several tips worth considering for your writing schedule.
Book-Writing Productivity Hacks
Here are a few more real-world mysteries that could make great writing prompts. Try one if you feel stuck.
10 Baffling World War I Mysteries We May Never Solve – Listverse
Here’s a set of questions meant to help people fall in love. But answering them could help you create believable characters. And maybe help them fall in love with each other.
No. 37: Big Wedding or Small? – NYTimes.com
Well, calling a book I haven’t seen a slam dunk may be premature. But I couldn’t resist. I mentioned before that Kareem Abdul-Jabbar writes children’s books. Now he’s added to the tales of the Holmes family, writing about Sherlock’s brother Mycroft in a book to come out this year. Apparently, he carried the idea in his head for several years, further demonstrating that writers work all the time, not just when they’re sitting at the keyboard.
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar to Publish a Novel About Sherlock Holmes’s Brother Mycroft – NYTimes.com
Yes, making things up is a big part of writing fiction. But unless you’re writing science fiction or fantasy, there are limits in our universe. Here are some tips for traveling believably through time.
5 Ways to Take Your Readers Back in Time: The Importance of Historical ResearchWritersDigest.com | WritersDigest.com
People have pets, even people in fiction. Where would Dorothy be without Toto? Timmy without Lassie? Hermione without Crookshanks? James without Koko and Yum Yum?
Before you give your character a pet, consider what that choice might imply about him or her.
8 Things Your Pet Says About Your Personality | TIME
Looking for something to write about? Here are 10 real mysteries waiting for you to dream up a solution. You might use any of them as a prompt to get over a slump.
10 Unsolved Mysteries From The Wild West – Listverse
Looking for some advice to improve your craft? Here are six suggestions.
How To Be A Better Writer: 6 Tips From Harvard’s Steven Pinker