This week, Chuck Wendig and Kristen Lamb eviscerate Huffington Post for exploiting contributors. Kathryn Craft encourages writers to consider how much they’re willing to give away.
Eric Wecks ponders a better info dump while Chris Winkle guides us from concept to story and Larry Brooks leads us even further to story structure. Jane Friedman explains the purpose of author websites, and Konrath dissects Lee Child regarding Amazon’s brick and mortar bookstores.
All that, and a little more. Enjoy!
***Please note that this will likely be the last installment of About This Writing Stuff for at least six months as I have become far too busy. My publisher and I are releasing a new anthology in July, I have a novella coming out after that, and I am writing the first draft of a science fiction novel.
Additionally, I need to pass two more Microsoft exams to achieve my MCSE (Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert). I work in the IT field and–as with writing and most other areas of life–continuing education is critical to success and longevity.***
Scream It Until Their Ears Bleed: Pay the Fucking Writers by Chuck Wendig
Shame on You AOL/Huffington! NO More Literary Booty Calls by Kristen Lamb
How Much Will You Give Away? by Kathryn Craft
Info Dumps Aren’t Evil by Eric Wecks
Fisking Lee Child by Joe Konrath
How to Turn You Concept into a Story by Chris Winkle
Let’s Address a Common Misunderstanding About Author Websites by Jane Friedman
A Kinder, Gentler Perspective on Story Structure by Larry Brooks
Visiting the Oldest Bookstore in America–and its Resident Ghost by Gregory Lee Sullivan
Coming Soon: The “Write Stuff” Writers Conference in Bethlehem, PA!