Welcome to your informal writely learnings of the week 🙂
K.M. Weiland continues her common writing mistakes series with part 55: beginning your story too late. Helping Writers Become Authors
Immerse yourself in POV with Donald Maass. Writer Unboxed
Chris Winkle helps you choose your perspective. Mythcreants
Do you work on your stories character first, or worldbuilding first? Jo Eberhardt says it really doesn’t matter. Writer Unboxed
Zara Quentin guest posts on Fiction University: how to build a world (and why), an evolutionary approach.
Chuck Wendig encourages us to write despite. Terribleminds
Kristen Lamb gives ‘em hell: NYC gooood, self-pub baaaaad. It’s an author animal farm out there!
Janice Hardy guest posts on Writers in the Storm: how bad times and new starts affect our writing.
Writing coach C.S. Lakin offers some tips for weaving romance into your novel. Writers Helping Writers
Blake Atwood shares ten easy ways to self-edit your novel. The Write Life
Gabriela Pereira interviews Alexia Vernon on the art of public speaking for DIYMFA radio.
Joe Fassler compiles the best writing advice of 2016. The Atlantic
Glenn Leibowitz recommends the one book you must read to become a better writer. Inc.
Terri Windling muses upon a parliament of owls. Myth & Moor
Jessica Stillman lists the most misused words according to Daniel Pinker. Inc.
Libby Coleman examines Ken Liu’s body of work so far. Ozy
Cheryl Eddy shares a list of January’s must-read science fiction and fantasy. i09
I’m so excited! James Whitbrook gives us a first look at the live action Fullmetal Alchemist movie (!) i09
Connie Verzak has some fun with the animals of Outlander for her 2017 resolutions. The Daily Record
Beth Elderkin (I lurve her name, don’t you?) shares The Handmaid’s Tale teaser on i09.
I sincerely hope you found something you wanted to learn about among this week’s offerings.
If you’re interested in writerly inspiration, come back on thoughty Thursday to get your mental corn a-poppin’!
Be well until then!