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
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
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.