It’s another week chock full of informal writerly learnings 🙂
K.M. Weiland shares three ways to make your fiction more visual. Helping Writers Become Authors
Later in the week, Kate returns with how to write (and not write) expository dialog(ue).
Colleen Oakley guest posts on Writer Unboxed: how to make your readers believe the unbelievable (or, the importance of facts in fiction).
Barbara O’Neal explores the complex power of mapping the world of your novel (with neuroscience!). Writer Unboxed
Heather Webb explains why changing up your writing process from book to book works. Writer Unboxed
Allie Larkin says fighting writing stage fright is about more than picturing your readers in their underwear. Writer Unboxed
Kathryn Craft: to sleep, perchance to dream. Writers in the Storm
Jamie Raintree asks, are you writing out of fear, or love? Writers in the Storm
Sara Letourneau: seven steps to honouring your reality. DIY MFA
Gabriela Pereira recommends some must-read books for your writing library. DIY MFA
Kolina Cicero reviews Scratch for DIY MFA.
Angela Ackerman shares some of her fantastic finds for writers. Writers Helping Writers
Julie Glover guest posts on Jami Gold’s blog: four common copy editing issues to watch for.
Bonnie Randall guest posts on Fiction University: what writing rules do you always get wrong?
Elizabeth Sims guest posts on Jane Friedman’s blog: four methods for developing any idea into a great story.
Jenna Moreci helps you choose your next story.
Margaret Atwood shares seven tips for writers. Writer’s Digest
Roz Morris pleads with reviewers: can we open up a dialogue about self-published books? Nail Your Novel
Chris Winkle helps you depict internal conflicts. Mythcreants
Oren Ashkenazi examines five stories that are afraid of their own premises. Mythcreants
Aaron Miles returns with part two of sieges and siegecraft: defenders. Fantasy Faction
Kate Elliott: the status quo does not need world building. Tor.com
Eight words that changed the way we think. Kelley Grovier for the BBC.
Marie Mutsuki muses on the nature of fairytales and storytelling from east to west. [yes, it’s from last year, but it’s awesome] Literary Hub
Alexandra Alter reviews William Gibson’s Agency. The New York Times
Another oldie but goodie from 2015. Emily Asher-Perrin thinks Real Genius is the geek solidarity film that nerd culture deserves. Tor.com
Germaine Lussier takes a look at the trailer for Kingsman: the Golden Circle. i09
And this is how we improve our craft 🙂
Hope something here gave you what you need to get to the next level.
Be well until thoughty Thursday comes along to pop your mental corn!