Another wonderful week of writerly goodness!
Roz Morris helps writers avoid this plotting pitfall when writing drafts at speed. Nail Your Novel.
Everyone’s getting into video. Should you? Jane Friedman on Writer Unboxed.
Barbara O’Neal makes the case for journaling. Writer Unboxed.
Dan Blank advises you to invest in yourself. Writer Unboxed.
John Vorhaus tells us how to write like the Buddha. You guessed it. Another great post from Writer Unboxed.
Lawrence MacNaughton guest posts on Janice Hardy’s Fiction University. Five questions you need to ask if your story is stuck. Later in the week, Janice is back with how to keep your characters compelling beyond the first draft.
Angela Ackerman explains how to deepen your protagonist by challenging her moral beliefs. Writers helping writers.
Sara Letourneau offers part six of the developing themes in your stories series: the inciting incident. DIYMFA. Later in the week Amy Bearce shares five marketing tips for introverts.
K.M. Weiland also wrote about theme this week: how to create a complex moral argument for your story’s theme. Helping writers become authors.
Chris Winkle shares seven great sources of conflict for romances. Mythcreants.
Steven Pressfield offers his advice on drafting: cover the canvas.
Nina Munteanu shares part two of her writer-editor relationship series: five things writers wished editors knew—and followed.
Marcy Kennedy guest posts on Christine Frazier’s Better Novel Project: five times Katniss nailed deep point of view.
Kameron Hurley confesses that she’s thought about quitting . . . but, don’t quit.
Over on Tor.com, she shares an excerpt from the recently released Geek Feminist Revolution. It’s awesome. You should read the post. And then you should buy the book 🙂
All of us toilers need reminders like this: Rick Riordan on his ‘overnight’ success. It’s from 2007, to give context.
Emma Straub was born to be an author. Alexandra Alter for The New York Times.
Kim Vandels shares the secret to writing great science fiction. The spinning pen.
Airship Ambassador interviews Kate Heartfield about her story “The Seven O’Clock Man” in the Clockwork Canada anthology.
BookBaby offers some tips on how to promote your science fiction on social media.
Mental Floss explains why reading makes you a better person with an infographic 🙂
Leila Fadel reports on the delicate task of restoring one of the world’s oldest libraries. NPR.
Louisa Young grew up in J.M. Barrie’s house: we longed for Peter Pan to come for us. The Guardian.
Judith Shulevitz reveals the Bröntes’ secret for The Atlantic.
The teaser trailer for Disney’s live action version of Beauty and the Beast. I’m looking forward to seeing what Emma Watson does with Belle 🙂
Here’s the Ghostbusters UK trailer.
The Little Prince is coming to Netflix August 8 🙂
Laura Prudom explains how Outlander created its most powerful and devastating episode yet. Variety.
And that was Tipsday.
See you Thursday. *waves*