Pen Food, May 23, 2013

“If I were 27 and attempting to publish my first novel today, I might be tempted to shoot myself.” John Irving’s advice to new writers (BigThink).

AT THE WRITE PRACTICE, Joe Bunting talks about the starkest contrast of life and death, and using it to make your writing more compelling.

GREEN-EY’D, yet helpful? How to turn negative jealousy into a positive life change at Pick the Brain.

A CRUTCH? Dumb Little Man makes the case that motivation is overrated:

When you don’t feel motivated it simply means that the thought of what you are intending to do is not compelling enough for you to move.