And here, for your edumacation, is Tipsday!
K.M. Weiland presents most common writing mistakes, part 56: unfulfilled foreshadowing. Helping Writers Become Writers
Later in the week, Kate explains why you should write a story with a plot.
Jael McHenry wonders, how do you cook your books? Writer Unboxed
June Stevens Westerfield: why you need a media kit, even if you aren’t published yet. Writers in the Storm
Michael Hauge joins the Writers Helping Writers coaching crew: does your character description create a powerful image? Then, Angela Ackerman advises how to accurately describe your character’s pain. Writers Helping Writers
Janice Hardy offers a simple trick to create a stronger first person narrative. Fiction University
Naomi Hughes returns to Jami Gold’s blog with her top three writing craft issues: how to spot ‘em, and how to fix ‘em. Later in the week, Christina Delay offers her five steps to avoid overwriting.
Constance Renfrow lists the eight most common reasons she sends a rejection. DIYMFA
Gabriela Pereira interviews Sebastian Barry on DIYMFA radio.
Jamie Raintree: writers, we are the lucky ones.
Kameron Hurley: yes, you can say no to your editor(s).
Katy Waldman looks at how sensitivity readers are changing the publishing ecosystem: is my novel offensive? Slate
Chris Saylor talks about capitalization on Marcy Kennedy’s blog.
Susan Spann wants pirates to beware: how to prepare and use a DMCA takedown notice. Writers in the Storm
Chris Winkle shares some lessons from the sloppy writing of The Tommyknockers. Mythcreants
Let’s go back to a future where science fiction does good time travel. Wired
David Mitchell offers his perspective on writing: “ignore everything else.” Joe Fassler for The Atlantic.
Publishers Weekly shares the full text of “Bad Feminist” author Roxane Gay’s Winter Institute 12 keynote speech.
Kimiko de Freytas-Tamura: Mr. Darcy, you’re no Colin Firth. The New York Times
Eeee! The Avengers: Infinity Wars teaser. i09
And that was your informal writerly learnings for the week.
See you Thursday *waves*
Be well until then.