Saturday, June 19, 2010

Weeklyish and Dailyish Reminders

Two tools that have been great for inspiration, motivation, and instruction are:
1) Writing Excuses, a podcast by Brandon Sanderson, Dan Wells, and Howard Tayler.
Excellent, excellent podcast. Their tagline is "fifteen minutes, because you're in a hurry, and we're not that smart." It's quick, and they offer very practical advice. It doesn't hurt that Brandon Sanderson is one of my favorite authors. I just finished Dan Well's 'I Am NOT a Serial Killer' which was a gripping read. Here's the website:, or you can just snag the podcast through iTunes.
2) Daily Kick in the Pants, a daily(ish) email on writing by David Farland (who writes Sci-Fi as David Wolverton). He's a best selling author, and even better, a passionate teacher. He's the type of successful author that finds satisfaction in helping others get to his level. You'll need to register for his website to get the emails: You can read past emails here:

Word progress: 21,525 words. (Random note: when I finish writing for the day I like to change the font from the normal serif font like Times New Roman to Courier. It ups your page count by 20%. 107 pages makes me feel a lot better than a mere 83).

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