Interviews: How I paid the bills while I wrote the book
Reading Like a Writer by Francine Prose
On Writing by Stephen King
If You Want to Write: A Book about Art, Independence and Spirit by Brenda Ueland
Graywolf Press series on writing: The Art of Subtext, The Art of Perspective, etc.
The Art of the Book Proposal by Eric Maisel
The Anatomy of Story by John Truby
Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert
"Storytelling Tips & Tricks" from The Moth
Sin & Syntax by Constance Hale
From The Atlantic: "Voice Isn't the Point of Writing"
Learn about revered Hawai'i writing teacher, the late Ian MacMillan
STORIES WELL TOLD
The Writer's Voice: New Fiction From The New Yorker (read by authors)
Selected Shorts: Let Us Tell You a Story
The Moth Storytelling Hour
Old Time Radio - explore amazing tales from the golden age of radio (1920s-1964)
WAYS TO GET YOUR ATTENTION BACK, GET THE WRITING DONE
"Our minds are being hijacked" - why developers of ubiquitously used tech are getting out of the "arms race for our attention."
Note to Self's Privacy Paradox Tip Sheet - how to protect your data (and attention)
Ulysses App (thank Story Studio student & writer Peter L. from Huelo for sharing this magic button)
Apps to keep from going down the rabbit hole: DF YouTube, Pocket Points, f.lux (to dim that blue off the screen, keep a natural rhythm), Self Control (for real: it's an app to block Internet/sites for set time), Insight Timer (free app with meditation timer to clock writing time & more).
Rachel Kushner on the Writing Process - from Writer's Confessions
Patton Oswalt's "Letter to Both Sides"
Courtney Martin's "We Have to Eradicate Our Own Self-Doubt"
MAGIC LESSONS podcast on creativity - starting where you are
@storywonk - talking story on favorite series (Lord of the Rings, Star Wars, Harry Potter, and more)
Paris Review Interviews - with original artists and writers since the 1950s
Caroline Casey's presentation on Looking Past Limits will move you
10% Happier with Dan Harris
A TINY SENSE OF ACCOMPLISHMENT podcast on writing
Have a good laugh, cry, or commiserate w/Authors' Anonymous or other films on writers & books
Free literature classes - MIT
11 Literary Podcasts for the Bookish
Words in Your Ears: 10 Great Books Podcasts
The New York Review of Books
A Novel Podcast
American Regional English dictionary
The Grammar of Sentences
"One True Thing" - on point of view and storytelling - via Leslie Pietrzyk
Hemingway App - a magic editing tool
MORE CLASSES & ARTS COMMUNITY ON ISLAND
Maui Time Calendar of Events & Classes
Creating global content - via Hawai'i: Creative Lab Hawai'i
Hawai'i State Foundation on Culture & Arts
Camp Mokuleia - Writer's Conference & Retreat
HISO: Hawai'i Island Speaks Out
2018 Maui Writer's Retreat
Maui Friends of the Library
Hui No'eau Visual Arts Center
ProArts in Kihei
The Historic Iao Theater
Arts Education & Events @ the MACC
Akakū Media classes & events
Online Writing Resources from UH Maui College - or classes here
Community Classes at County Parks
Hawai'i Public Radio Community Calendar
Maui Vision Event Calendar
Collective Underground - Poets' Collective
West Maui Book Club
Talk Story Radio
Merwin Conservancy- Green Room literary salon events
Kauai Writers Festival* (Well, on another island.)
Pacific Writers' Connection* (Not yet on island. We're working on it ;)
ON PUBLISHING & SUPPORT IN THE MEANTIME
Ten Respected Publishers That Accept Unsolicited Submissions
A List of Hawai'i Book Publishers
Day Jobs - a podcast with creative people on how they make a living
Writing Communities to Join
How I Got My Agent
Traditional of Self-Publishing: What's Best for You?
Start Here: How to Self Publish
When Popular Fiction Isn't Popular: Genre, Literary, and the Myths of Popularity
Writing Contests, Grants, & Awards
From The Irish Times: A Lament for Modern Publishing
When It Comes to Book Sales, What Counts as Success Might Surprise You
How to Write a Darn Good Query Letter
Aminatta Forna in The Guardian: Don't Judge a Book...
How to Reach Millenial Readers (note: these stats on readership change regularly, so check the #s--& assumptions)
Hawai'i State Foundation on Culture & the Arts
Writer's Guild of America: list of industry opportunities
Emergency Funds for Writers
Media Bistro - Media jobs, online training, career advice
Submission Strategies and a valuable tiered list of literary journals
ON WRITING A NOVEL
The Secret Miracle Ed. Daniel Alarcon
Character Development: How to Create a Consistent Voice
From Writer's Digest: How to Write a Novel: 7 Steps Everyone can use
From Writer's Digest How to Start a Novel Right
Three Simple Ways to Start a Novel: External Change, Internal Change, & Environment
Start It Already: How to Start Your Novel
Chuck Wendig's 25 Things You Should Do Before You Start Your Next Novel
Chuck Wendig's 25 Ways to Plot, Plan, & Prep Your Story
The Snowflake Method
A SAMPLE FROM WRITERS
#1: Editor and novelist Rakesh Satyal's No One Can Pronounce My Name and award-winning Blue Boy
#2 Kara Vernor's Because I Wanted to Write You a Pop Song (also an award winner). I've never heard more laughter at a reading than at Vernor's book release party. She writes some of the best flash fiction you'll ever read.
#3 Many of us met Jamel Brinkley along the way in our juried workshops. One of the strongest writers out there. You will be hearing about this book, released in May 2018 from Graywolf Press: Lucky Man Stories
#4 Screenwriter Yasemin Yilmaz. Founder of the Los Angeles Turkish Film Festival.
#5 Variny Yim's moving story The Immigrant Princess. At her book launch, I've rarely seen such a packed room, had so much fun at a reading, or been in a room so full of love--love that Yim radiates and supports in all around her (and we love the amazing woman and devoted writer, too); love embedded in her humorous characters. She had truly a one of a kind story that will break your heart--and show you how to come through.
#6 Oliver Gold stories from Maui. You will feel the heart and characters here and enjoy the laughter.
#7 Novelist Malia Bohlin shares powerful stories you've never heard from the Pacific.
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