Four methods to invigorate your prose with surprising sentences. K.M. Weiland.
Moar Katie: How not to waste your story setting’s full potential.
The love that dare not appear in print. David Corbett for Writer Unboxed.
The socially awkward writer. Sarah Callender for Writer Unboxed.
Roz Morris guest posts for Romance University on what you need to do for your NaNoWriMo preparation.
Harry Connolly shares what keeps him writing full time. Jim C. Hines.
The five things productive writers do differently. Joe Bunting guests posts on Tim Grahl’s blog.
Kristen Lamb explains what went wrong with True Detective, season 2.
To the lab! Veronica Sicoe writes about creating alien species in three steps.
Joanna Penn and Guy Windsor discuss the difficulties of writing good sword fights.
Just call her our lady of dark grace. Silvia Moreno-Garcia responds to commenters who call her a “little bitch” for daring to publish an anthology of Lovecraftian tales written by women.
Why do people say that the novel is dead? The New York Times.
Deborah Malcom was inspired by Neil Gaiman to create Meh, her wordless picture book that helps kids understand mental health issues. The Big Issue.
J.R.R. Tolkien’s first fantasy story to be published. Aaaannd, it’s from the Kalevala, the Finnish national epic poem. The Guardian.
Hear Shakespeare’s plays in Renaissance English. Open Culture.
Cannabis found in Shakespeare’s pipes (!). As a friend said, this explains The Tempest! The Telegraph.
Russell Smith offers six tips to help you write and publish your first novel. The Globe and Mail.
Five Room writers talk about their favourite writing tools.
Being a medieval librarian was hard work. Medieval books.
New images from the set of Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Entertainment Weekly.
More Tipsday coming up next week, but in the meantime, swing back for some thoughty on Thursday 😉