Easing back on the overwhelm of writerly goodness this week. You’re welcome 🙂
K.M. Weiland shares five secrets of creating complex supporting characters. Helping writers become authors. Kate returns with more lessons from the Marvel movies: use minor characters to flesh out your protagonist.
Bonnie Randall guests on Janice Hardy’s Fiction University: the Pandora ’s Box of having ‘been there.’
Steven Pressfield: The Dude abides, but in what genre?
Jami Gold helps you strengthen your writing with rhetorical devices (and the angels sing—I lurve rhetorical devices).
Angela Ackerman guest posts on DIYMFA: the top five mistakes writers make when it comes to setting.
Oren Ashkenazi offers a counterpoint to his post of last week. Five bad ideas science fiction teaches us to love. Mythcreants
Kristiana Willsey says that hunger is the beginning of every folktale. The Toast
Tim Grahl: how to use fear to beat resistance.
Marcy Kennedy asks, is it important for writers to be readers? Spoiler: It’s an emphatic, duh, yes!
Jeff Goins tell us everything we need to know about Facebook Live on the Portfolio Life podcast.
Alice Adams considers the question, why does anyone write? Literary Hub
Lincoln Michel teaches you everything you wanted to know about book sales but were afraid to ask. Electric Lit
This is shameful. The journalist who risked her life going undercover in North Korea had her expose marketed as an Eat, Pray, Love-style memoir. Anna Merlan for Jezebel.
Alison Stine explores Labyrinth and the dark heart of childhood. The Atlantic.
I think these Game of Thrones/Legend of Korra mash ups are amazing. What about you? Movie Pilot
The Game of Thrones finale confirms game-changing fan theory. Entertainment Weekly.
Also, Game of Thrones showrunners confirm that there are only 13 to 15 episodes left. Wah! They really pulled last year’s plot poopers out of the fire this year. Oh well. i09
Germain Lussler wonders why more people aren’t talking about the Preacher series. Phil and I are enjoying it 🙂 i09 Later in the week, he reports that Preacher season two will return with 13 episodes. YAY!
AMC’s Preacher series is different from the comics, but you’ll probably really like it anyway. James Hibberd for Entertainment Weekly.
And that was your informal writerly earnings for the week.
See you Thursday!