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.
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.
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!