In which I show you some videos
As someone with the twin loves of This American Life and trying to become a better writer, I love the fact that I just rediscovered Ira Glass’ Storytelling video(s) today.
Here there are if you haven’t seen them before:
Part 1: On the basics …
Part 2: On finding great stories …
Part 3: On good taste …
Part 4: On two common pitfalls …
In which I link to some things that make writing easier
If you’re reading this blog for more than the first time or if you follow me on Twitter, you know I’m trying to become a writer. Or become a better writer. Depends upon the day.
First, if you’re an aspiring writer and you haven’t already tried it, join 750words.com right now and start writing.
Second, if you’re more the type who wants to curate stories – to tell stories using perspectives/voices that aren’t your own (and you like journalism) – you should give Storify a try. It was down earlier, but hopefully it’s all better now.
In which I tell you all about Chuck Wendig’s blog (and link there 3 times)
Here come the three things:
- Stupid Writer Tricks
- The iPad for writers
- Flash Fiction Challenge: The Three-Sentence Story
Some really good advice here. Read it.
Fueling my desire for a better writing rig than my Dell netbook.
I’ll have a separate blog post as entry forthcoming before the Friday deadline. Promise.
So I don’t know if I’ve done a particularly good job of telling a story through my YouTube embeds and list of links. Talking about process is usually a great way to kill your momentum and make you rethink all the fixes to your problems. You know, that thing you called process?
Anyhow, here’s hoping we all become better writers in the process of writing.