Holy cow, lookit all the informal writerly learnings 🙂
K.M. Weiland covers seven stages of being a writer. Helping Writers Become Authors
Later in the week, Kate helps you notch up your scene conflict.
Fred Johnson guest posts on Jane Friedman’s blog: how to get violence right in your fiction.
Grace Wynter joins Writer Unboxed as a contributor: Look! Up in the sky! It’s a … writer?
Catherine McKenzie: are you tired of writing? Writer Unboxed
Tracy Hahn-Burkett helps you have patience over the long, long haul. Writer Unboxed
Jo Eberhardt unpacks the relationship between envy, perfectionism, and the work of writing. Writer Unboxed
Susan Spann: how to avoid pay to play publishing contracts. Writer Unboxed
Jenna Moreci: Show vs. Tell, part 2. When to tell.
Kimberly Brock has the blank page blues. Writers in the Storm
Kathryn Craft says we can do it all—but should we? Writers in the Storm
Ruth Harris shares some stress busters and burnout beaters. Anne R. Allen’s blog
Leanne Sowul: how one skeptic became a meditation convert. DIY MFA
Gabriela Pereira interviews Jessica Strawser for DIY MFA radio.
G. Myrthil explains why kid lit matters. DIY MFA
Linda Bernadette Burgess shares five ways to manage multiple creative passions. DIY MFA
Emily Temple says that if any literature is going to change the world, it’s going to be young adult. Literary Hub
Fantasy Faction explores sieges and siegecraft. Part one: attackers.
Jeff Lyons returns to Jami Gold’s blog: what is high concept and how can I create it?
Lilith Saint Crow stops by Terribleminds: when a short story won’t stay short for long.
Nina Munteanu: the power of myth in storytelling.
Bonnie Randall wonders, do sensitivity readers hurt or help our novels? Fiction University
Nathan Bransford says that the key to a great query letter is summarizing through specificity.
Barbara Kyle shares ten query letter tips.
Pamela Hodges explains how to edit your novel like a New York publisher. The Write Practice
John Koenig makes another entry in the Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows: morii.
Malka Older’s not predicting the future, she’s just observing the present. Tor.com
Sunny Moraine: resistance through speculative fiction. Tor.com
Leah Schnelbach revisits Nausicaä of the Valley of the Winds, twenty years on. Tor.com
Am I pathetic because I still love Buffy? I guess I’m not alone: Katharine Trendacosta shares pics from the Entertainment Weekly Buffy reunion photo shoot. i09
Three translators respond to Arrival. Susannah Greenblatt for Words without Borders.
Adam Frank explains how great science fiction shows like The Expanse prepare us for the future. NPR
Evan Narcisse shows us the Valerian trailer. i09
Hope you enjoyed the writerly goodness.
See you Thursday for some thoughty 🙂
Be well until then.