Connor O’Brien takes a look at your day as a freelance writer.
Alright, now youâ€™re out of bed. Youâ€™ll work two hours later to make up for the wasted time. Or maybe youâ€™ll just work a little harder during the day. Yeah, thatâ€™s it. Donâ€™t work longer, work smarter. You read that somewhere.
Or your day as pretty-much freelance anything. It’s all about motivation and self-control, which can easily go flying out the window.
Sledgehammer and whore, a great story from a screenwriter named Josh, which details an unusual break-in at his office and how it could be pitched as a show.
Bernadette Mayer’s list of journal ideas — exercises and experiments in writing. Filed away for future reference.
Kurt Vonnegut at the blackboard describing the G-I axis (good fortune-ill fortune) and how it applies to different stories.
The confessions of a semi-successful author. The article is a few years old, but I can’t imagine the conditions have become much better.
If you don’t want to hear about the noir underside of publishing — if you’re a writer longing for a literary career, or a reader who’s happier not knowing that producing and marketing a book these days involves about as much moral purity as producing and marketing a pair of Nikes — I suggest you stop reading now.
Cory Doctorow offers some tips for writing in the age of distraction. Among them, use plain text not a fancy word processor, realtime communications tools are evil and don’t research, substitute TK for things you don’t know and come back to them later.
The daily struggles of writing. I went through this last year.
Writer’s rooms, environment is everything.