Fun stuff this week 🙂
C.S. Lakin tells us what we might not know about scene middles. Live, write, thrive. Later in the week, she asks, are your scene endings inevitable, or predictable?
K.M. Weiland shows us how to create awesome scene arcs that surprise readers. Helping writers become authors.
Nils Ödlund offers a primer in Kishōtenketsu, or Japanese four-part story structure. Mythic Scribes.
Donald Maass rethinks the mentor archetype for Writer Unboxed.
High concept vs. deep theme. Vaughn Roycroft asks, are you reaching or digging? Writer Unboxed.
Angela Ackerman explores how your character’s failures can map a route to growth. Writers helping writers.
Orly Konig Lopez shares the secret to balancing writing and life. Writers in the Storm.
Jofie Ferrari-Adler interviews four young, literary agents for Poets & Writers.
A&M Publishers have been all over SoMe this week. They got a feature from Victoria Strauss on Writer Beware. Chuck Wendig also voiced his displeasure with this post: How much should writers pay to be published? Terribleminds.
If I may use some of it: Simon Chandler writes about expanding your vocabulary. Full Stop.
Karen Swollow Prior explores Jane Eyre and the invention of the self. The Atlantic.
The only thing I envy men, by Rivka Galchen, for The New Yorker.
Hanya Yanagihara wonders what it means to be a brave author. The Guardian.
Molly Templeton looks at Catherynne M. Valente’s Fairyland series. Tor.com
Liz Bourke tackles the topic of SFF television and female mentorship. Tor.com
Have you ever wondered what wizarding money might be worth in the real world? Look no further. Jacob Stollworthy converts galleons to pounds in this article. [Mel’s note: the Tri-Wizard cup prize money is actually worth £425,000.] The Independent.
I’m putting this video in Tipsday, because it’s a fairy/riddle song that tells a sad and lovely story. Mike Masse and Sterling Cottam cover Simon & Garfunkel’s “Scarborough Fair.”
Someone shared these whimsical fantasy felines by artist Kyoung Hwan Kim and I just had to pass along the awesome. Fiercely kawaii!
Are you looking forward to the new Ghostbusters as much as I am? Here’s a little teaser:
Come on back Thursday, you hear?