Otherwhere: November 21
It is a sunny but very cold Saturday here, and I’m holed up inside trying to finish up my NaNoWriMo word count for the day before I start in on yet more cleaning in anticipation of hosting Thanksgiving.
But, as always, or at least for the last two weeks, I have saved up a lot of cool links as I travel the internet and I share them with you today. Most of them have to do with writing, as befits a writing blog (duh) but I threw in a couple bonus links on other topics, too. Here goes:
I didn’t find as many useful past as usual this week, but I do offer you a collection of posts on writing scenes. I went in search of these for a student. Collectively, I think they are helpful:
The actual advice in this post is a bit too anal for the way I write, but there are some interesting examples of scene lists from famous writers here.
This post is titled How to Write a Scene, and it may just help you do that. Let’s hope.
And, how about some writing prompts specifically oriented to getting you deeper into your scene? Here you go.
I adore Instagram. I used to spend spare moments scrolling through my Facebook feed, but now I look at Instagram instead. However, I’ve been a bit stumped as to how to use it effectively as a writer. After all, there’s nothing particularly fascinating about photo after photo of a computer.
This post from Jane Friedman offers ideas.
Of course you need posts on pie. Because, it is almost Thanksgiving. And who isn’t baking pies this week?
Okay, enough with the pies. A couple other items of interest:
Here’s a brief, interesting history of Black Friday.
And, for the knitters, this post on knitting Icelandic sweaters makes me drool. Its all I can do to stop myself from ordering pattern and yarn. Except I have declared a moratorium on all yarn purchases until 2050, which is about when I will have finished all my current projects.
And now I am off to organize the hall closet so we can actually fit coats in it. And dream of pie. And cozy Lopi sweaters.