Words On My Radar is a weekly post on the C2C that features articles written by some of the best writers out there on the subjects of writing and life.
Words On My Radar
Elevator Pitches: How To Talk About Your Book via @susanjmorris
Some great advice on how to talk to potential publishers and agents about your book.
I disagree with the author’s point that there are only a few ideas all authors share. (I talked about how “idea scarcity” is a big fat myth here.) But I do agree with how to approach this problem: just remember that you are a unique author who writes differently than anybody else.
Being Good Isn’t Good Enough—You Have To Stop Doubting Yourself, Too via @mbrockenbrough
A great lesson on the dangers of self-doubt.
Top Ten Playwrights and What You Can Learn From Them via @fuelyourwriting
I’m a Drama Major so I can verify that this is an excellent list. However, I am surprised at the lack of women at the top. There are so many great female playwrights you should check out, too: Lorraine Hansberry, Cherrie Moraga, and Suzan-Lori Parks, just to name a few.
4 Winter Workout Motivation Tips via @goodHealth
Great tips on how to get your butt up and running during the cold winter months.
Seasonal Defective Disorder (SAD): Don’t Let It Get You Down via @USNewsHealth
Feeling exceptionally blue this winter? You may have seasonal deffective disorder (or SAD), a form of depression. This article gives some great tips on how to effectively deal with SAD this winter.
4 Ways To Look Better After A Rough Night via @Details
The tips shared in this article are targeted at men, but they can easily apply to the ladies, too.
The Case For Drinking As Much Coffee As You Like via @TheAtlantic
I have to be honest with you: I didn’t finish reading this article. After only reading the first paragraph, I was already off getting a cup of coffee. I sat there smugly enjoying my hot cup of joe when a Colombian man pulling his donkey smiled at me from just outside my kitchen window and said: “I’m back, baby.”
This Is The Greatest Hoodie Ever Made via @slate
1. Men’s clothing usually sucks; and 2. I always feel guilty buying clothes because they’re usually made in another country with no labor laws and little or no regulations. This would then explain my excitement for a company that: 1. Actually makes clothing for men that rocks, and lasts long; and 2. Makes their clothes in U.S. (Now you all know what I want for Christmas.)
Native American Music via Kelvin Mockingbird
I’ve been using Native American music to help get me into a deep meditative state recently. I really love this type of music and highly recommend it if you want to bring extra depth to your meditation practice. I’m currently listening to music by Kelvin Mockingbird.