I am pleased to present your informal writerly learnings for the week.
K.M. Weiland: four ways to verify if your story concept is strong enough. Helping writers become authors. Also: four places to find the best story conflict.
You know what your novel means, but does your reader? Roz Morris advises that you approch the problem with two mindsets. Nail your novel.
Liz Lazzara guest posts on Writer Unboxed. Storytelling: an exercise in empathy.
Jeanne Kisacky: the synergy of the first draft, whether you trim or embellish. Writer Unboxed.
Dan Blank presents a hobbit’s guide to launching your book. Writer Unboxed.
Pamela Hodges lists fourteen books that should be on every writer’s shelf. The Write Practice.
Jennifer Louden guest posts on Jane Friedman’s blog: five ways to develop your writer’s voice.
Karen Woodward: never give up your dreams.
Chris Winkle offers seven common causes of reader confusion. Mythcreants.
Gail Carriger lends her expertise to Janice Hardy’s Fiction University. How to write (and how not to write) an author bio.
Derek Newman-Stille interviews Kate Story for Through the Twisted Woods.
Victoria (V.E.) Schwab writes about the slow pursuit of overnight success.
Writing as resistance. Chris Hedges for Truth Dig.
Keeping up with the Wangs. (SF related.) The Economist.
Grant Munroe interviews Margaret Atwood for Literary Hub.
Gabrielle Bellot explains why Calvin and Hobbes is great literature. Literary Hub.
This live-action Futurama fan film is both incredibly impressive and creepy. Bryan Menegus for i09.
Coldplay and Michael J. Fox play a tribute to Back to the Future. The Hollywood Reporter.
The Vulture lists every major film reference in Stranger Things. This series is full of homage. Lurve.
Germain Lussier presents the first Wonder Woman trailer. Yum! i09
Come back Thursday ya’ll and get ya’s some thoughty 🙂