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The Writer's Life

A collection of books, comedy, inspiration & tid-bits for the writer in us all. What are you waiting for, start writing!

Writability: Helpful NaNoWriMo Links

Writability: Helpful NaNoWriMo Links

12 Most Gumptious Ways to Display Grit in Your Writing

12 Most Gumptious Ways to Display Grit in Your Writing

THE ERNEST HOLMES PAPERS by Ernest Holmes -- A one-of-a-kind collection of rare writings from one of the world’s foremost spiritual leaders and thinkers.

The Ernest Holmes Papers by Ernest Holmes - Penguin Books USA

DRIVEL, Edited by Julia Scott -- The writing in this book is so bad, it deserves its own taxonomy of suckitude.

Drivel by Julia Scott - Penguin Books USA

Thank you, Joss Whedon, for helping change the status quo...because the status is not quo.

Start their love of language young! For all those Future Writers out there -- a Penguin Onesie

Nothing makes me want to clean, cook, fold laundry, daydream, or nap like having a writing deadline.

Over 90 competitions, publication opportunities, fellowships and more.

Opportunities for Writers: August and September 2014

a quote from Screenwriter John Logan (Hugo, Rango, The Aviator, Gladiator)

Screenwriting Quote #167 (John Logan)

THE SENSE OF STYLE by Steven Pinker -- A short and entertaining book on the modern art of writing well by New York Times bestselling author Steven Pinker

The Sense of Style by Steven Pinker - Penguin Books USA

Literary Calendar for July - Writers Write

Literary Calendar for July

My Dream

Writer's Corner

POKING A DEAD FROG by Mike Sacks -- Amy Poehler, Mel Brooks, Adam McKay, George Saunders, Bill Hader, Patton Oswalt, and many more take us deep inside the mysterious world of comedy in this fascinating, laugh-out-loud-funny book.

Poking a Dead Frog by Mike Sacks - Penguin Books USA

As a writer, creating characters is probably the most important thing you do. Get it wrong, and the story will be wrong no matter how well plotted. Here are 25 things to know.

25 Things About Creating Characters