Writing Tools https://kk.org/cooltools/writing-tools/
I’m a huge fan of Kevin Kelly and his information collection. This selection of writing tips was referenced in Cool Tools in 2011.
Fun fact: I have a tip that was published on Cool Tools, and which was therefore printed in the Cool Tools book.
Awesome fact: Kevin Kelly was the cofounder of Wired, a producer of The Last Whole Earth Catalog, and a personal hero of mine. See kk.org
This is a very thoughtful piece.
The Real Reason Fans Hate the Last Season of Game of Thrones – Scientific American Blog Network
— Read on blogs.scientificamerican.com/observations/the-real-reason-fans-hate-the-last-season-of-game-of-thrones/
This is a meta-post about writing, rather than writing itself.
If you are interested in writing, you should read Stephen Pressfield’s “The War of Art” and his blog. It’s all about writing, the struggle, and the craft (including things like character development).
Today’s “Writing Wednesdays” post is about character development, and how to make ambiguous characters interesting. I think you’ll enjoy it. https://stevenpressfield.com/2019/04/a-save-the-cat-moment/
In response to a prompt on twitter
The words are slow or none or
the words are fast or fleeting or
gone and sometimes in fair season scribed to read not lost lost
-30- ^D EOF and other antique endings
Very much worth reading. What is your relationship with the people you follow online? What is our relationship?
Walking the old dog, not yet in his final decline
Seeing some lilacs by the side of the road when I’m walking my dog
I remember, clear as the drone of traffic sitting in an old thicket of lilacs dead in the middle
On my grandparents farm
Listening to the drone of the cars and the trucks on the turnpike as the world seemed to go by but it didn’t matter
50 years ago or yesterday
Clear as the drone of traffic
And I dead in the middle
dog snoring, maybe better.
hope for a better day to-
morrow and sleep. many more
or few, but years he has
affectionate but injured
there are days
when he resembles a
a jet whines, winding down for landing
the dog dying or not dying, eating or not eating, coaxing in each bite
open his mouth, throw in the pills, squirt the syringe to make him swallow
mending slowly or is that an illusion
and again tomorrow