Another week of informal writerly learnings? Get set to open your goodie bag 🙂
K.M. Weiland debunks five misconceptions about writing. Helping Writers Become Authors
Later in the week, Kate posits that great comedy is meaningful, and shares four tips to help you make it so.
Kathryn Craft reviews the decade in publishing. Writers in the Storm
Kimberly Brock says, you’re writers, not waiters. Writers in the Storm
Jane Friedman advises on how much you should personalize a query letter.
Elizabeth Huergo pays tribute to C.D. Wright: songs and their landscapes. Writer Unboxed
Heather Webb teaches a survey course in time management: writing through our busy lives. Writer Unboxed
Dan Blank says, if you want to be successful, surround yourself with success. Writer Unboxed
Jamie Raintree: let your writing process be your own (and how to discover it).
Bonnie Randall gets into character minutiae and seemingly irrelevant details. Fiction University
Stacy B. Woodson shares her fantastic experience at Malice Domestic 2017. DIY MFA
Jami Gold challenges us to deal with character stereotypes.
Kristen Lamb reveals how shame is at the heart of good fiction.
Will Hindmarch explains how to give great notes a writer can use. Magic Circles
Nina Munteanu gives you the tools you need to make a believable world.
Writer and geologist Alex Acks examines Arakkis, Tatooine, and the science of desert planets. Worldbuilding advice from Tor.com.
Jo Walton looks at genre fiction’s obsession with Belisarius, with a lovely recommendation for Guy Gavriel Kay’s Sarantium novels. Tor.com
Darlene Naponse is a Reveal – Indigenous art award Laureate.
Emily Temple curates some pearls of wisdom—on writing and life—from Jamaica Kincaid in honour of her 68th birthday. Literary Hub
These are old human themes: Margaret Atwood on the enduring power of The Handmaid’s Tale. CBC
James Whitbrook watches the new Game of Thrones trailer. i09
I hope you’re having a lovely week.
Be well until next I blog 🙂