- links

Various things I’ve found interesting and illuminating!

totally random

Overcoming Creative Block

a list of untranslateable words

a list of geographical terms - handy if you are wanting to describe a landscape, for example

10 useful websites - really useful!

NK Jemison on skin colour names

Random street view - Map Crunch

on writing

The Modern Library Writer’s Workshop by Stephen Koch

Writing With Power by Peter Elbow

The Thorn Necklace - Healing Through Writing and the Creative Process, by Francesca Lia Block


Stop Worrying; Start Selling: The Introvert Author’s Guide to Marketing by Sarah Painter

Show Your Work! by Austin Kleon

Let’s Get Digital by David Gaughran

Successful Self-Publishing by Joanna Penn


Starting from Zero - free course from David Gaughran on self publishing and marketing

Couch to 80k - Tim Clare’s podcast on getting match fit with your writing, and how to get your writing mojo going again.


characters you love making choices you hate — Chuck Wendig, The Kick-Ass Writer

Take the reader on a wild-but-meaningful ride — George Saunders, in his Substack newsletter

Never say anything, never show too much love — Proust’s law of desire, via Annie Ernaux

We rarely read poems any more. Unlike popular crime novels, they do not contain a final truth. Poems play with fuzzy edges. — Han Byung-Chul, Pornography and Ambuguity

When you start putting words on the page, an associative process takes over. And, all of a sudden, there are surprises. All of a sudden you say to yourself, My God, how did this come into your head? Why is this on the page?’ I just simply go where it takes me. — Charles Simic

An unfinished book, left unattended, turns feral. — Ruth Ozeki, A Tale for the Time Being

micro blogging

Burk’s Tagmoji — useful if you’re on Micro.blog, or just want to poke around :)

The micro.wiki

Pinned: my micro.blog links and resources page

My micro blog

Miraz’s list of kiwis on Micro.blog

Other blogs

Writing & Creativity

Posie gets cozy (Alicia Paulson is just the best)

Austin Kleon

Sunday Scribblings

Alea Iactanda Est