It’s time for some informal writerly learnings.
The Story Masters workshop James Scott Bell refers to? Yeah. I was there 🙂 Where’s your edge? Writer Unboxed
Cara Black says villains are the architects of your story. Writer Unboxed
Jo Eberhardt shares her experience weaving sub-plots into her story. Writer Unboxed
K.M. Weiland explains how to find your story’s big moments before you outline. Helping Writers Become Authors
Elisabeth Kauffman shares her #1 tip for introverts attending a writing conference. DIY MFA
Laura Highcove: when your why is bigger than your fear. DIY MFA
Christina Delay explains why it’s important to control your survival instinct when it comes to your fiction. Writers in the Storm
Tasha Seegmiller guest posts on Writers in the Storm: enhancing your story through micro and macro setting description.
Writing coach April Bradley says theme is the marrow of your story. Writers Helping Writers
Suzanne Purvis visits Fiction University: how to write a sizzling, scintillating synopsis.
Jami Gold: strong characters come from strong writing.
Kristen Lamb says, when running your race—be content but stay hungry.
Dear writers: a book needs time to cook. Chuck Wendig’s Terribleminds.
If you want to write a book, don’t listen to Stephen Hunter. Foz Meadows, Shattersnipe: malcontent & rainbows.
And here, for your perusal, is the Stephen Hunter article in question: if you want to write a book, write every day, or quit now. Daily Beast
Creative alchemy: experience transformed by imagination with Ursula K. Le Guin and Kristin Kwan on Terri Windling’s Myth & Moor. And here’s more Ursula: the writer as wizard.
Sangeeta Mehta interviews agents Eric Smith and Saba Sulaiman about diversity on Jane Friedman’s blog.
Oren Ashkenazi lists five plausible scenarios for planetary evacuation. Mythcreants
Mary Robinette Kowal shares the highlights of her visit to the SpaceX CRS-11 Cargo Launch NASA social.
The Sunburst Award Longlist has been announced. Think Canadian Nebulas and you’ll be just fine 😉
Laura Miller examines what happens when literary novelists experiment with science fiction. Found this on Twitter with the tweet, when literary authors write science fiction, yet disavow it. Yeah, right? Slate
Charlie Jane Anders confesses: growing up, Wonder Woman was the hero I really wanted to be. Tor.com
And Megan Garber calls Wonder Woman the heroine of the post-truth age. The Atlantic
This is just fun. Why Wonder Woman’s sword can cut through anything. Because science w/ Kyle Hill.
Bryn Elise Sandberg reports the sad news that Sense8 has been cancelled. I gotta go over there and cry, now. The Hollywood Reporter
I hope you found something that you needed.
Come back on Thursday to get a little thoughty in your week.
Be well until then.