Each Friday I try to share five links that made me think, inspired me or I just found entertaining throughout the week.
Preparing for our first
vegan Thanksgiving. I love having
journal writing prompts at the ready. A peek into the
writing mind of J.K. Rowling. “To put it another way, it took me two decades to become brave enough to be angry.” Read
this piece by Lindy West. I’ve been exploring this link between voice and integrity and authenticity. Do my words come from integrity or do they add to the noise of the world?
This speaks to that.
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1. Tayari Jones is sharing an awesome series of posts on
2. What exactly are we
3. What I learned from being
4. Everyone needs to watch
this movie. Seriously, everyone.
5. Love this concept of
the space between two people in a relationship.
Photo: Rachel Kramer via Flickr
1. Elizabeth Berg creates an
innovative way to promote writers.
Yogi’s block is similar to writer’s block.
3. A summer
Jim Carrey inspires the class of 2014.
latest on elephant journal.
great interview with Elizabeth Gilbert.
This is sad and true. Reminds me of this piece I wrote.
4. Can’t wait to read
Robin Black’s new novel. Loved her story collection.
5. By walking around the neighborhood block you can
walk yourself out of a creative block.
1. I get chills every time I watch
2. Dani Shapiro on
the writing life. “ My inner life is an inaccessible landscape when I’m not writing, a foreign and unfamiliar place.”
3. Keri Smith on the
cult of celebrity.
. Establishing a small, non-threatening daily writing habit when is a great idea! Can’t wait for Gretchen Rubin’s new book on habits to be published.
5. As a recovering self-help junkie, I can totally relate to
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1. Thrilled to have found
this website with a series of podcast interviews, Writers on Writing.
3 Ways we sabotage ourselves. I’ve been guilty of all three at times.
Benjamin Percy on writing a novel.
This workshop looks amazing!
5. Looking to kick the sugar habit?
Here are five tips.
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1. I heart short stories, reading them and writing them.
Four short story writers discuss this often under-appreciated form.
A beautiful conversation with Natalie Goldberg on the practice of writing, sitting, painting and living.
7 myths about creativity.
4. Ira Glass on
the secret of success in creative work, and not in the usual interview format.
5. A lovely r
eflection on the art of vulnerability from Dani Shapiro.
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1. Very excited to be taking part in
this challenge. It’s a great way to end the old year and start the new year:)
2. A writer
3. Pretty sure I’m an obliger. Love studying and learning about
5. Totally in love with
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1. I can’t get enough of Dani Shapiro lately. Here’s
an interview in which she gives us a new perspective on self-doubt in writers.
2. Really looking forward to Gretchen Rubin’s
new book on habits.
Finding and creating poems within a page of text is a fun way to play with words. maybe use it as a warm-up before the work begins.
This may be my favorite essay ever on having the heart of a writer. I could quote the entire piece but here’s one that really spoke to me: “We occupy a kind of border country, focused on the details that speak to us. Ask those who marry us, or those who don’t: we’re too intensely involved, yet never quite present. Perhaps we’re difficult to live with as adults, but often we were precocious, overly-responsible children — not in what we accomplished, necessarily, but in what we remembered, in the emotional burdens we took on.” (Italics are mine.)
5. I kinda fell in love with
this print as soon as I saw it. Good thing Christmas is coming up:)
Enjoy your weekend!
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1. Motivation to
finish your novel.
2. Tips to
boost your creativity
structure to loosen up. (I am a big believer in this.)
4. Read about
this in “O Magazine.” Looks intriguing.
5. I could totally relate to
this stay-at-home mom’s experience. Less judgment, more empathy would go a long way in general and among women specifically.