And it’s the triumphant return of Tipsday!
K.M. Weiland continues her how to outline for NaNoWriMo series with this instalment: how to write a scene outline you can use. Not to worry, links to all previous posts in this series are included. Helping Writers Become Authors
A.E. Siraki guest posts on Jami Gold’s blog. NaNoWriMo: good or bad, let’s move forward.
Jane Friedman asks, do you know what you’re capable of? Writer Unboxed
Julia Munroe Martin shares one of her takeaways from the Writer Unboxed Unconference: how do you want your novel to change the world?
Anne Greenwood Brown examines the pinch point in this post for Writer Unboxed.
Cathy Yardley helps us write when life sucks. Writer Unboxed
Juliet Marillier shares her struggle following the review of her latest series proposal at the Writer Unboxed Unconference: when bad news is good news.
Jo Eberhardt explores intertextuality: stories within stories (within stories). Writer Unboxed
Roz Morris offers three ways to get maximum impact from a story. Nail Your Novel
Oren Ashkenazi examines five characters with too much spinach, and offers advice on how you can avoid the same pitfalls. Mythcreants
Chris Saylor explains the proper use of ellipses and dashes on Marcy Kennedy’s blog.
Heidi Ulrichsen reports on Greater Sudbury Poet Laureate, Kim Fahner’s project to bring poetic grafiti to storefronts downtown. The Northern Life/Sudbury.com
Amanda Michalopoulou looks at how literature teaches us to understand “the other” in these divided times. The Guardian
Ian Failes explains how designers created the stunning alien language in Arrival. Thrill List
Aimee Bender shares her thoughts on why fairy tales still inspire modern female writers. Wired
Bryan Washington wonders why there aren’t more famous black science fiction authors. The Awl
Beth Elderkin (and the whole i09 crew) is hooked on the latest Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2 trailer. Baby Groot is ADORBS!
Referring back to Jo Eberhardt’s piece on intertextuality, Tom Blunt parses Westworld’s literary references. Signature
That’s it for your informal writerly learnings this week. Come back next week for moar. MOAR, I tell you!
By the way, what do you think of my new graphic (keep in mind that I’m not a professional graphic artist)?
Be well until Thursday, when I’ll have a little thoughty for you 😉