Roz Morris with more tales from her masterclasses for The Guardian. This week, your inner horse, johari windows, and finding your character’s true nature.
K.M. Weiland on “on the nose” dialogue, how to recognize it, and how to remedy it.
In her weekly vlog, Katie discovers the one common element in all the books she loves. Want to make sure you have it? Watch and learn.
After a lengthy pause, MJ Bush posts about how to know your character deeply in one step: the back door. Writingeekery.
I have a writer-crush on Chuck Wendig because he writes bad-ass stuff like this: 25 ways to be a bad-ass maker who makes bad-ass stuff.
Dave King writes about forthwringing tonguishness, or, why English is such a mutt language, on Writer Unboxed.
Dan Blank answers the question: why bother with email newsletters? Writer Unboxed.
Christine Frazier of The Better Novel Project interviewed on the writing education, technology (WET) podcast.
Writing is self-hypnosis from Stephen King:
Four plots structures you want to avoid. The New Yorker.
Fabulous bookshelves brought to you by BookBub. My faves? Nine and nineteen.
Why season three of Orphan Black is going to be even crazier. The Nerdist. Yeah, it’s a TV show, but damnit, it’s also great storytelling.
The Guardian. 20 previously unknown Pablo Neruda poems discovered in Chile.
It was a lovely week for writerly goodness.
Enjoy, my friends.