It was another fantabulous week of writerly goodness 🙂
K.M. Weiland helps you find the exact right story hook. Helping Writers Become Authors
Nina Munteanu helps you make your opening count.
Over on Writers Helping Writers, Angela Ackerman writes about describing your character: making every detail count.
Jessica Stawser is acting out of character. Writers in the Storm
Cathy Yardley: writer, know thyself. Writer Unboxed
Donald Maass bid us add a touch of romance to our stories. Writer Unboxed
Susan Spann explains how to evaluate a publishing contest. Writer Unboxed
Porter Anderson: “… when authors hunker together to kvetch about “writing is so hard,” they’re romancing the career in a profoundly counter-productive way.” Writer Unboxed
Jo Eberhardt: be the encouragement you want to see in the world. Writer Unboxed
Janice Hardy: how to write a teen voice. Fiction University
Fae Rowan invites us to use the energies of 2017 to jumpstart our writing careers. Writers in the Storm
Naomi Hughes returns to Jami Gold’s blog with her top three scene issues.
Becca Puglisi delves into overcoming mental illness for the character motivation thesaurus. Writers Helping Writers
Gabriela Pereira interviews Shanthi Sekaran about capturing diverse experiences on the page. DIYMFA
Bess Cozby: three questions you should ask before committing to a revise and resubmit. DIYMFA
Michelle Chalkey lists five benefits of the writer-editor relationship. DIYMFA
Brandon Taylor helps you escape the slush pile. Electric Lit
Blake Atwood launches his new column, editorially speaking, with this post: how to find a book editor you can trust. The Write Life
David Robson introduces us to the untranslatable emotions we never knew we had. BBC
Chris Saylor reminds us how to use apostrophes properly. Marcy Kennedy’s blog
Andrew Postman’s father, Neil, in his book Amusing Ourselves to Death, posited Brave New World as our probable dystopic future as opposed to Nineteen Eighty-Four. It turns out, he was right. The Guardian
David Tennant, the eleventh Doctor himself, tells us everything will be all right.
Alisdair Stuart believes it’s time for Doctor Who to change television history for the better. Tor.com
And that was your informal writerly learnings for the week!
Stay strong until Thursday!