I really tried to get used to the new WordPress editor, but I finally had to give in and activate Classic Mode (Dum-ta-de-dah!). It’s so much easier to apply tags in the classic editor.
Let’s start with some publishing news. From Publishers Weekly, no less. What copyright changes mean for Canadian publishers.
Here’s K.M. Weiland’s weekly podcast/post: Can a character’s arc be a subplot?
Here’s her guest post on the Writer’s Alley on what weather can do for your story.
Then Katie wandered over to the Wordserve Water Cooler to discuss how to make a walk-on character memorable (but not too memorable).
Here’s Katie’s workshops & webinars page if you want to get moar of the good stuff.
And her weekly vlog on how to tighten your tale by streamlining your symbolism.
Anne R. Allen rounds up the usual suspects for her post on five protagonists readers hate.
Roz Morris examines how to write a character with an addiction.
Angela Ackerman guest posted on The Insecure Writers Support Group about how to deepen your conflict by forcing your hero to embrace the grey of morality.
Jan O’Hara considers cadence and its power to affect the reader in this post on Writer Unboxed. I started off as a poet. Believe me, people can tell😉
Dave King shares his love of bafflgab on Writer Unboxed.
Painting vs. Dramatizing: How to make a scene, on Janice Hardy’s Fiction University.
How one writer kept a productivity streak going for 373 days. Jamie Todd Rubin on 99u.
Jami Gold has some fun discovering how writing changes our brains. Brain science rules😀
I do a little conference reportage, but today I get to feature Mona Alvarado Frazier’s post about the lessons she learned at the Writer’s Digest Conference. Part two will be coming up next week, if you’re interested.
Lev Grossman writes about finding his voice in fantasy. The New York Times.
Buzzfeed presents the epic writing tips of George R. R. Martin and Robin Hobb.
I was shocked to discover that William Gibson’s Neuromancer is 30 years old. Egad. The Guardian.
25 pieces of life advice from literature, presented by Flavorwire.
A little writer tech for you here. Bookbaby blog posted about proofreading software. Interesting . . .
And that’s the load for this week.
See you on Thoughty Thursday with researchy, inspirational stuff.
Let me know if any of this curation tweaks your muse, will you? I’d love to know how things are going