Pleased as punch to present your informal writerly learnings for the week … and a little too fond of alliteration 😀
K.M. Weiland continues her most common writing mistakes series with part 59: overly complex plots. Helping Writers Become Authors
Later in the week, Kate helps you write in an authentic historical voice.
Jess Lourey guest posts on Jane Friedman’s blog: pantser or plotter—deciding which can save your writing life.
Then, Anne Carley guest posts: going public by design. Are you clear on your writer persona?
Orly Konig Lopez: how to handle accolades. Writers in the Storm
Fae Rowan shares eight easy ways your characters can show love. Writers in the Storm
Julie Glover teaches you to embrace your authentic writing voice. Writers in the Storm
Greer Mcallister says, yes, your novel has a message. Writer Unboxed
Sonja Yoerg rattles the cup for blurbs. Writer Unboxed
Donald Maass writes of spells, palls, and poisoned apples (and what they mean to your characters). Writer Unboxed
Anna Elliot: bad writing habits and how to break them. Writer Unboxed
Writing coach Michael Hauge returns to Writers Helping Writers: if you want to grow as a writer, transform your critique group.
Janice Hardy shows you six ways to identify a contrived plot. Fiction University
Following up on her post about experimenting with minimalism, Bess Cozby offers three tips for trying it out yourself. DIY MFA
G. Myrthil shares eight reasons adults read young adult novels. DIY MFA
Gabriela Pereira interviews Katherine Neville for DIY MFA radio.
A rant about men who write women as sexual objects. Hilarious. And sad, because it’s true 😦 But alas! The creature grows degenerate.
Sarah Gailey: American history is a work of fiction. Tor.com
Helena Kelly exposes the many ways in which we are wrong about Jane Austen. Literary Hub
Sarah Lyall is home alone with the ghost of Emily Dickenson. The New York Times
General Leia Organa is the hero we need now. Anne Theriault for The Establishment.
David Emery shares the real deal on Peter S. Beagle’s ongoing legal battle. Snopes
Gail Harding reports that Diana Gabaldon may include PEI in a future Outlander novel. CBC
Because Twin Peaks is coming back:
Dan Auty takes a look at the new Twin Peaks trailer. Gamespot
Emily Asher-Perrin reviews episode 2 of Doctor Who: “Thin Ice” is the best Doctor Who episode in years. Tor.com
Vince Mancini praises Guardians of the Galaxy, vol. 2. UPROXX
The Dark Tower trailer 🙂
Then, Katharine Trendacosta unpacks all the secrets in the trailer for i09.
Aaaaand—The Defenders trailer. Netflix
Wowsers! I hope something in this mix gave you the tools you needed to take your craft to the next level, or at least the next version. Writer 1.1, anyone? I have to admit, some days it feels like writer 0.1 for me 😛
Be well until thoughty Thursday arrives to pop your mental corn (A.K.A. inspire you) 🙂