May I present your Writerly Goodness for the week:
K.M. Weiland continues her most common writing mistakes series with part 44: too many participle phrases.
Katie encourages writers to let Toy Story show you the key to subtle character development.
Vaughan Roycroft has series aspirations and looks at Robin Hobbs’ Assassin series in this post: Drawn to the long arc.
Porter Anderson refers to Roz Morris and Joanna Penn’s posts in this piece for Writer Unboxed: Looking for truth in the time of hype.
Writing begins with forgiveness: Why one of the most common pieces of writing advice is wrong. Daniel José Older for Seven Scribes.
The creative life interviews: Laura Belgray and talking shrimp. Anna Lovind.
New Zealand bans award-winning teen novel after outcry from Christian group. Really, Kiwis? I thought we were past this kind of stuff. The Guardian.
Then again . . . Henrietta Lacks biographer, Rebecca Skloot, responds to concerned parent about ‘porn’ allegation. The Guardian.
A new Author’s Guild survey reveals that the majority of authors are earning below the poverty line. Publishers Weekly.
Mike Hernandez writes about constructing cultural taboos in this helpful worldbuilding post for Mythcreants.
Helen Maslin presents her top ten literary castles and country houses. The Guardian.
Hope the week started off well.
I’ll see you with a load of thoughty videos on Thursday 🙂