There’s so much writerly goodness out there, I wish I had more time to devote to curating these informal writerly learnings for you.
Aliette de Bodard guest posts on Terribleminds: in defense of uncanny punctuation. I love semicolons, too!
K.M. Weiland adds number 58 to her most common writing mistakes series: too much description. Helping Writers Become Authors
Later in the week, Kate shows you how to write stories your readers will remember.
Then, Kate pops over to Jerry Jenkins’ blog: two ways to find out if a scene deserves a place in your story.
Kathleen Jones guest posts on Jane Friedman’s blog: six ways to prepare for writing as a second career.
Angela Ackerman shows you how to use timelines to organize story details. Writers Helping Writers
Lisa Preston offers seven strategies for revising your novel. Writer’s Digest
Penny Sansevieri helps us decode Amazon keywords. Writers in the Storm
Fae Rowan shares five tips to get your characters—and you—through adversity. Writers in the Storm
Janice Hardy introduces us to a fun way to learn story structure. Writers in the Storm
Chris Winkle shares five signs your story is ableist. Mythcreants
Oren Ashkenazi looks at six objectively good stories and finds ways to make them better. Fabulous analysis. Mythcreants
Laurel K. Denton guest posts on Writer Unboxed: changing horses mid-stream (or how not to panic over a mid-book structure revision).
James Scott Bell asks, is your fiction big enough? Writer Unboxed
Donald Maass wants you to captivate readers with your opening lines: casting the spell. Writer Unboxed
Bryn Greenwood: write a book, save the world. Writer Unboxed
Kathryn Magendie explores this writing life. Writer Unboxed
Emily Wenstrom helps you grow your online platform in real life. DIY MFA
Shameless self-promotion time again: it’s me! Defining speculative fiction. DIY MFA
Gabriela Pereira interviews Susan Perabo for DIY MFA radio.
Bess Cozby offers five tips for revising your trunk novel. DIY MFA
Kristen Lamb: the single best way to become a mega-author. Later in the week, she follows up with how you can make all ads, marketing, and newsletters work better.
Jeff Lyons visits Jami Gold’s blog again: creating a strong moral premise for our story.
Michael Everest responds to a provocative post and explains the difference between giving up and giving in. Fantasy Faction
This grammar vigilante stalks the Bristol night putting apostrophes in their right places. Ladies and gentlemen, the BBC gives you, the Apostrophiser!
I hope you learned something tasty 🙂
Be well until Thursday when you can come back for some thoughty inspiration!