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Favourite Posts of May

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May has been full of interesting posts. I’ve had to be a bit picky in order to keep the number of links to a manageable amount. They’re all great articles.

  • Eric Maisel, Get a Grip by Karen Caterson (aka Squarepeg Karen) – Squarepeg People has got some great posts on self-care and support. In this post, Karen reviews Eric Maisel’s book Making Your Creative Mark and posts an interesting excerpt.
  • Ten Commandments for the Happy Writer by Nathan Bransford – As Bransford point’s out, ‘writers aren’t generally known as the happiest lot.’ But with these ten tips you can stay positive and enjoy the writing experience.
  • Writing About Emotional and Developmental Disabilities by Lyn Miller-Lachmann – If you’ve ever considered writing a character who has a mental or physical disability, then you must read this post. The author is a woman who knows her subject and highlights principles we should all take into consideration.
  • Overcoming the Impossibility of Amazing by Seth Godin – There’s always plenty of good stuff on Seth’s Blog, but I especially liked this post. It’s an important reminder for those of us who struggle with white page fright and writer’s block. “Not-yet-amazing is a great place to start.”
  • Writers: Beware of Good Books, Unless… by Lisa Cron via Writer Unboxed – We’ve all been told “If you want to learn to write, read good books,” but here’s an explanation as to why that’s almost always bad advice.
  • Putting Passion in the Pages by C.S. Lakin – We all want to be passionate writers, but how can we do that on a regular basis? C.S. Lakin has been considering the subject in this series of posts. It’s an enlightening discuss.

What grabbed your attention in May? Share your favourite posts in the comments section below.