And here we are for another week of informal writerly learnings.
K.M. Weiland shares eight ways to master your story’s pace. Helping Writers Become Authors
Vaughn Roycroft: the significance of small gestures. Writer Unboxed
Jeanne Kisacky shares her experience with post-project depression and recovery. Writer Unboxed
Chuck Wendig says you must write unafraid, without fear of failure. Terribleminds
Jami Gold asks, are there story elements you avoid writing?
Jeanne Cavelos guest posts on Writer Unboxed: the importance of the adversarial ally.
Stephanie O’Brien: how to write a fight scene readers will love. The Write Practice
Kristen Lamb says description is writer’s crack, but you have to find the write balance.
Jamie Raintree: there are no shortcuts. Writers in the Storm
Emily Wenstrom shares five ways to show readers you’re their perfect match. DIYMFA
Dan Blank encourages you to embrace your boundaries. Writer Unboxed
Heather Webb considers what fiction trends say about us. Writer Unboxed
Betsy Dornbusch guest posts on Terribleminds: the new relevance of the fantasy novel.
Veronica Sicoe wonders what happens when “professional writing career” isn’t your end-all goal?
Sara Letourneau joins the Writers Helping Writers resident writing coaches: using text-to-speech software as an editing tool.
Gabriela Pereira interviews Brian Meehl on DIYMFA radio: the only way forward is back.
Chris Winkle offers six tips on how to challenge bigotry in your work. Mythcreants
Oren Ashkenazi explores five underused settings in speculative fiction. Mythcreants
Pixar and the Khan Academy team up to produce The Art of Storytelling. And … it’s FREE!
Colleen Gillard wonders why the British tell better children’s stories. The Atlantic
Jason Daly reports that ancient Egyptian stories will be published in English for the first time. The Smithsonian Magazine
Michael Livingston shares the tales of his favourite five medieval women warriors (including Lagertha!). Tor.com
Space says that Mary and the Witch’s Flower captures the spirit of Studio Ghibli.
Brain full? Good. Now get writing!
See you Thursday!