I have to get in a little post before Day 6 is over. Steve wasn’t feeling well today so he stayed home with me. We hung out, watched TV, and even took a little wander outside before dinner, hence my photo of our back garden.
I didn’t get anything written today, even though I really should do before bed. I realized that the minute I stop working, I second guess my whole project. Gotta keep my head down, and get on with it.
So, since this is a short post, I will share are some interesting links that I put on Twitter today:
- English major nerd alert: MLA has officially devised a standard way to cite a tweet in an academic paper. pic.twitter.com/BWZfKDXSY7
- Hell is self-promotion
- What J.K. Rowling's pseudonymous novel says about commercial success.
- Ernest Hemingway Creates a Reading List for a Young Writer, 1934 | Open Culture. I loved this story!
- Seven Tips From Ernest Hemingway on How to Write Fiction.
- “The best way is always to stop when you are going good and when you know what will happen next. If you do that every day when you are writing a novel you will never be stuck. That is the most valuable thing I can tell you so try to remember it.”
- Seven Tips From F. Scott Fitzgerald on How to Write Fiction. Don’t describe your work-in-progress to anyone. Fitzgerald’s policy was never to talk with other people about the book he was working on. In a 1940 letter to his daughter Scottie, he says:
- "I think it’s a pretty good rule not to tell what a thing is about until it’s finished. If you do you always seem to lose some of it. It never quite belongs to you so much again."
Amen! Didn’t Stephen King say the same thing in On Writing?