Otherwhere: It’s Almost Christmas!
I’ve got a bushel full of links for you today, many of them Christmas-related, because, in case you hadn’t noticed, the big day is only five days away. Awk! Excuse me while I go wrap some presents. No, instead I’ll do what I always do when I’m feeling overwhelmed: fart around on the internet. Here are some of my finds:
If you haven’t seen it yet, this video of Santa signing with a deaf child is worth a view.
It’s not too late for a holiday baking spree! (I’ve got cookies in the oven even as I type.)
And how about some Christmas ornaments from Paris?
Okay, enough of this holiday foolishness, let’s get down to writing.
Like everyone else, I watched the Adele special. (Because, Adele.) At one point she commented that singing is hard. Writing is hard, too, as this post attests. But, like all the good things, it is totally worth it.
One of the reasons it is hard is that as a writer, one must learn to weather rejection and failure. Here’s some advice on how to do this, from one of my favorite authors.
How do you describe your protagonist? Because, when you are writing in their viewpoint, it can be tricky. The ever-reliable Janice Hardy has advice for you.
And, here’s an interesting take on what takes some writers so loooooong to write.
Here is one of the links referenced in the above post. This one is from Joanna Penn on writing fast. It’s a podcast, to which I am morally opposed (because who has time to listen to them) but bless her writerly heart, she’s got a transcript on the page.
Okay, that’s it, that’s all I got. I’m off to In-law Dinner #2. By happenstance, last night we attended a dinner party with the in-laws from my son’s side. Tonight it is dinner with in-laws from my daughter’s side. Lucky for us, we all like each other!
PS–does anybody know of a way to save a WordPress post when you’ve accidentally deleted it, as happened to me the first time I wrote it? You know, like word has the little squiggle icon that you can hit when you want to get something back.