Friday Five: April 27 Edition

1. Creating the Perfect Pitch (Seven Sassy Sisters): “…the most important thing to remember about pitching is that you want your story to stand out from all the other pitches. And the way to do that is to figure out what makes your story different and concentrate your pitch on that aspect of it (andContinue reading “Friday Five: April 27 Edition”

Friday Five: April 20 Edition

1. Strategies for Procastinating Writers(Terry Odell): “Change procrastination to productivity. Does this sound like something you need? Yes? I have to admit there are times when I’m a champion procrastinator. Yes, it’s true. Sometimes attacking the ironing pile seems like way more fun than sitting down to write. On days like this it can take me hoursContinue reading “Friday Five: April 20 Edition”

Friday Five: April 13

The Myth of More Time (Gradhacker): A great read–but replace all dissertation and conference paper references with novel or story — “But, I don’t want to talk about time management. I want to talk about a more psychologically complex phenomena, something I call the myth of more time, or the instances in which “more time” isn’t theContinue reading “Friday Five: April 13”

Friday Five: April 6 edition

All Fridays are good Fridays, but today is Good Friday for those who are of the Christian faith. Your Brain on Fiction (New York Times): “Brain scans are revealing what happens in our heads when we read a detailed description, an evocative metaphor or an emotional exchange between characters. Stories, this research is showing, stimulateContinue reading “Friday Five: April 6 edition”