Got some goodies for you this week 🙂
Roz Morris shares three steps to a smoother writing style. Nail your novel.
If you just keep writing, will you get better? Barbara Baig guest posts on Jane Friedman’s blog. Later in the week, Elizabeth Sims guests with this post: internal dialogue is the greatest tool for gaining reader confidence.
MJ Bush brings her usual awesome in her advanced techniques (and insights) for jaw-dropping dialogue. Writingeekery.
Sophie Masson shares a few tips on writing fiction for middle grade audiences. Writer Unboxed.
David Corbett builds on Heather Bouwman’s WU post of the week previous with Sisyphus, happiness, and the Abyss.
Lisa Cron explains why it’s crucial to write ugly. Writer Unboxed.
Marcy Kennedy returns with part three of her reading as a writer series (with links to part 1 and part 2).
Elizabeth Kauffman rounds up some of the DIYMFA launch team’s posts from the last weeks (with a lovely nod to one by yours truly). Gabriela Pereira interviews Emma Straub for DIYMFA Radio. And then Andree Neal writes a guest post for DIYMFA (you might notice her in the round up, as well).
S.L. Huang guest posts on Chuck Wendig’s Terribleminds on the subject of manpain (!)
David D. Levine: a passion for Mars. Tor.com
Posche Burke: on white writers, ‘daring’ topics, and the unappreciated legacy of Octavia Butler. The National Post.
Ayodeji Awosika shares the undisputed secret to becoming a great writer. Creativity is a muscle. Be yourself.
How to be a writer: the map is the territory. Ramona Ausubel shares her winding path to publication. Literary Hub.
Connie Verzak recaps the Outlander season 2 finale for Scotland Now. Oh, the feelz.
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. Celebration reel.
See you Thursday for some weighty thoughty.