Another bumper crop of informal writerly learnings for you!
K.M. Weiland shares nine tips that will help you create opening and closing lines that readers will love to quote. Helping Writers Become Authors
Later in the week, Kate helps you determine when it’s a good idea to use a made-up setting.
Shanna Swendson guest posts on Fiction University: is your plot complex, or chaotic?
Vaughn Roycroft is embracing perseverance. Writer Unboxed
Maya Rock helps you prepare for the emotional roller coaster of revision. Writer Unboxed
Dave King takes a look at Stephen King, a master of suspense and suspension of disbelief. Writer Unboxed
Heather Webb tackles writing through the soggy, infuriating, anxiety-inducing middle. Writer Unboxed
Dan Blank encourages us to use the magic wand of generosity. Writer Unboxed
Jeff Lyons guest posts on Jami Gold’s blog: how to make every story idea the best it can be.
Constance Renfrow lists five story openings to avoid. DIY MFA
Gabriela Pereira interviews Dan Blank on DIY MFA radio.
Kolina Cicero shares five tips for reading like a writer. DIY MFA
Jenna Moreci: show vs. tell.
Chuck Wendig has some considerations for you, if you want to be a professional writer. Terribleminds
Kameron Hurley guest posts on Writer’s Digest: how to build fantastic worlds.
Amber Mitchell offers six tips for fantasy worldbuilding. Writer’s Digest
Jennie Nash visits the Writers Helping Writers coaching corner: how to rescue a book in danger of dying.
Jody Hedlund suggests three ways to add depth to your novel.
Kristen Lamb helps you evaluate whether or not you have a story (or just 85,000 words). Later in the week she wonders, do some people lack the talent to be authors?
Jenny Hansen shares some helpful hacks to build a strong brand. Writers in the Storm
As a follow up to Jenny’s post, Jami Gold offers some tips for keeping our sanity while building a brand.
Alice Sudlow offers a lesson on phrasal verbs. The Write Practice
Merriam-Webster explores the history of thon, the proposed and forgotten gender-neutral pronoun.
Grace O’Connell interviews Robert J. Sawyer for Open Book.
Wyl Menmuir shares data from the app that helped him write his Booker long-listed debut. The Guardian
Natalie Zutter shares the full length trailer for Hulu’s adaptation of Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale. Tor.com
Hope this gave you something you needed to keep creating.
Be well until Thursday!
2 thoughts on “Tipsday: Writerly Goodness found on the interwebz, March 19-25, 2017”
I loved the KM Weiland article about made-up settings. I like the idea about changing the name and tweeking.
I did buy the books Outline Your Novel and Structure Your Novel based on the fact you refer to this author so much. Great books! Now if I could only get my act together and write… Life somehow seems to always get in the way. Currently focusing on job search and learning to draw. To bad there are only 24 hours in a day.
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If you liked Outline and Structure, you should get Creating Character Arcs. It works really well with Structure 🙂
Yes, I find it challenging to fit everything into a standard day. I never seem to have enough time 😦
All the best, Sylvie!
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