The informal writerly learnings are here!
Your #NaNoWriMo round up for the week:
- K.M. Weiland returns with part four of her outlining for #NaNoWriMo series: how to find and fill all your plot holes. Helping Writers Become Authors
- Surviving #NaNoWriMo 2016. Fantasy Faction
- Jeff Elkins advises on how to plot your storyline for #NaNoWriMo. The Write Practice
- Chuck Wendig shares a cooling mist of #NaNoWriMo-flavoured writing advice. Terribleminds
- Jami Gold wonders, are you ready for #NaNoWriMo? And later in the week, she asks this question: how can we make #NaNoWriMo work for us?
- Angela Ackerman offers five #NaNoWriMo hacks to keep the words flowing. Writers Helping Writers
- Natalie Zutter compiles all the #NaNoWriMo pep talks by SFF authors. Tor.com
Sudbury’s Poet Laureate, Kim Fahner, writes in defense of school libraries. The Republic of Poetry
K.M. Weiland: how to properly motivate your bad guy. Helping Writers Become Authors
Roz Morris shares some thoughts on book marketing. Nail Your Novel
Robin Lovett explains why deadlines are not your worst enemy. DIYMFA
James Scott Bell: writer, this is your job. Kill Zone
Barbara O’Neal explores writing with the knowledge of time. Writer Unboxed
Dan Blank: dealing with a slump. Writer Unboxed
Karen Woodward writes in defense of constraints.
Janice Hardy guest posts on Writers in the Storm: how filtering point of view affects show, don’t tell.
Marcy Kennedy blogs about conflict.
Veronica Sicoe continues her storyworld design series with transportation technologies.
Chris Saylor returns to Marcy Kennedy’s blog with his monthly editorial clarification post: “I could care less.”
Jamie Raintree shares her path to publication (part two!).
Janet Reid addresses the issue of young writers. “Publishing will break your heart. Writing will fill your heart.” Truer words . . .
Joanna Penn interviews Kristine Kathryn Rusch and Dean Wesley Smith on The Creative Penn podcast.
Tamerra Griffen unpacks a situation of academic racism on Buzzfeed: a professor circles the word “hence” on Tiffany Martinez’s paper and notes “This is not your word.” Bonus: here is Tiffany’s response to the incident (linked in the Buzzfeed article).
Foz Meadows explores the relationship between romance and queerness, and the difference between genre and device. Shattersnipe
Meg Elison: if women wrote about men the way men write about women. McSweeney’s
Katherine Langrish explores death in classic fantasy. Seven Miles of Steel Thistles
Sadness. 2016 has taken so many great creators from us. Sheri S. Tepper, 1929-2016.
The OAC presents its indigenous arts protocols:
Joseph Boyden speaks out for the #WeMatterCampaign
Baihley Grandison shares a lovely infographic with untranslatable words from other languages. Writer’s Digest
Rajeev Balasubramanyam states that the Nobel committee got it wrong: Ngugi wa Thiong’o is the writer the world needs now. The Washington Post
Christopher Marlowe will be credited as Shakespeare’s co-author in New Oxford editions of the Henry VI plays. Dalya Alberge for The Guardian.
Connie Verzak considers Tobias Menzies to be the Snape of Outlander. The Daily Record
And that concludes my first and last Tipsday for the month of November.
The next Tipsday will be coming your way on December 6th, after the furor of #NaNoWriMo has subsided.
Be well until then, my writerly friends.
Honour your creative path.
Virtual hugs to the awesomesauce that is you!