Tuesday, November 6, 2012

The Wayward Herald: Tuesday Edition

I have long been a fan of Blake Snyder’s Save The Cat! as an excellent resource on storytelling, and plot in particular. This week, in preparation for NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month), author Bethany Myers posted an article titled Plot Like A Pro, a creative piece applying Snyder’s 15 elements of story structure to Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone. If you’re a writer or a Potter fan, it’s worth the read!

J.K. Rowling knew a thing or two about good plots!

This week The Passive Voice linked to a guest post on Laura Howard’s blog by author Anthea Lawson titled Is Traditional Publishing a Happily Ever After? She was a traditionally published author who is now going the indie route, and her post is quite insightful.

Meanwhile, the folks as Middle-Earth News did a great piece on the fact that Stephen Colbert is a ginormous Tolkien fan (who knew?). He even has a part in the upcoming film, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey. Middle-Earth News also featured a new TV spot for the upcoming film, which you can view here.

Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell has retaken #1 fantasy ranking on Amazon, while The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern remains #1 novel in historical fantasy.

Until next week, good tidings and good day!

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