This morning parts of New Zealand were declared officially in drought. (finally…)
The kids have gone back to school.
The floor still needs scrubbing.
I’m still trying to find my desk under the summer onslaught of papers, Christmas wrappings and other detritus that has to be put away.
Business as usual.
I need to change my mindset.
Scott Berkun has descriptions of 3 writer mindsets that he switches through.
I need to revisit the story that makes me have nightmares.
Mark Wisniewski has 3 pieces of advice that he should have given when he taught writing.
I need to understand my history as a writer and view my books as an annuity.
Seth Godin on The truth about Sunk Costs and Mark Coker on treating your ebooks as annuity earnings.
I need to relook at my print book project.
Elisabeth Spann Craig on why we still need print copies of our books.
Conference planning is underway with my great team. News will be coming soon. If you found yourself instantly linking to some of the above for a different way of looking at your career ... you may want to keep October 2-5th free and come to Wellington.
In the Craft Section,
Every one of these is a bookmark post...
The art of story - when telling trumps showing- Angela Ackerman
4 ways to think about narrative architecture- (Warning-ChuckWendig)
In the Marketing section,
The one page synopsis- Killzone
Joanna Penn revisits her favourite craft books for writers... and I’m nodding my head as I own about half of her list... Now do I dive into a craft book or scrub the floor…(save the water…)
Pic from Flickr/Creative Commons- Nick Perez