The Vicious Texas Flu, as we’re calling it in my house, has turned everything loose but my voice. I still sound like an adult film star.
I’m totally not kidding. All weekend, I had people standing kinda close giving me the “Come Hither” eyes over this raspy voice of mine. I might have to do a video for y’all before it goes away. It’s turbo-sexy.
So, in honor of me getting back to work and back into my groove, I’ll share the two things that inspired me this week. That’s what Techie Tuesday is all about, you know: helping my peeps.
My #1 piece of inspiration is a teensy bit old.
It’s a post I ran last September with stellar advice from both Chuck Wendig and Maureen Johnson. Her video is so awesome, I’m going to include it again. Y’all need to watch this EVERY time you sit down to do something you’re passionate about.
Dare To Suck!
My #2 piece of inspiration is totally new.
Yesterday, Fae Rowen put up Part 4 of a series that is just flooring me with its useful excellence: Why We (and Our Characters) Fall In Love.
This series talks about attachment styles:
- How to recognize your own attachment styles (yes, there’s a quiz to identify yours)
- How to build story conflict using your character’s attachment styles
- And (SO important) how to reflect various attachment styles in the characters we write
That’s some great stuff. There’s links to all four parts in the URL I put above. Enjoy!
What has inspired you this week? Do YOU “dare to suck” or are you still having a hard time with that part of your creative process? Do you have any other nifty inspirational links to share with us? Enquiring minds always want to know these things here at More Cowbell!