18/ Stack the Keyboard

Routines, Work, and Practice

  1. This article about routines, rituals, meaning from Ava of bookbear express is really worthwhile for those trying to get their start in writing.
  2. I love getting a sense of word counts on books when I'm in the pre-planning stages of a project. Word Counters is an excellent resource to get an estimate on the ranges and expectations of different genres or specific books that you are using as a model.
  3. Although this article talks about newsletters and journalism, I think it's a valuable reminder that as writers, we can't rely on just one book/one stream of income to make our career.
  4. I am quite fascinated with the Qwerkywriter, a bluetooth-enabled keyboard for your computer. I'd also recommend this future best-selling author mug.
  5. ~~Don't forget my office hours are back.~~
  6. Austin Kleon shared this exercise from Jeff Tweedy called a Word Ladder. It's an amazing way to play with words and images. I tried it the other day, using beekeeping as my starting point, and here are my results: