It’s another week chock full of informal writerly learnings!
K.M. Weiland wonders, are you a writer, or a storyteller? Helping Writers Become Authors
Julia Fierro guest posts on Writer Unboxed. The three tiers of point of view technique: observation, interpretation, and imagination.
Gwendolyn Womack also stops by Writer Unboxed to write about intuition and writing: what happens next?
Kathryn Craft: early hints of backstory. How to work backstory into your story from the first line. Writer Unboxed
Kathryn Magendie explores mind to muscle focus (self-awareness) for writers. Writer Unboxed
Sara Letourneau shares part ten of her developing themes in your stories series: the act II crisis. DIY MFA
G. Myrthil teaches SCBWI conference 101. DIY MFA
Gabriela Pereira shares her experience at this year’s Book Expo for DIY MFA radio.
Dawn Field shares five ways to improve your verbal imagery. DIY MFA
K. Tempest Bradford writes about WisCon and who is allowed to feel welcome (hint: it’s everyone).
Janice Hardy helps us shift between drafting and editing. Fiction University
Later in the week, Janice wonders, how many settings does your novel need? Fiction University
James Scott Bell explains how to let your characters live and breathe. Writers Helping Writers
Jami Gold explores Wonder Woman as the essence of a strong female character. [For moar Wondy, see below!]
Sonja Yoerg guest posts on Writer’s Digest: how to treat mentally ill characters in your novels.
Fae Rowan lists eleven writers’ survival tools. Writers in the Storm
Chris Winkle examines the four critical elements that make stories popular. Mythcreants
Kristen Lamb shows us how to remain calm when it all goes pear-shaped.
Tanya Huff shares her experience writing a series: what goes around, shoots back. Unbound Worlds
Jenna Moreci shares her self-editing process:
Elise Holland visits Jane Friedman’s blog to offer advice on the perfect cover letter.
Kameron Hurley posts about carrying the weight of the world.
Kate Laity explores Finnish folklore: Louhi, the witch of the north. Folklore Thursday
Nathan Gelgud: how George Orwell’s 1984 almost didn’t get published. Signature
Wonder Woman takes over Tipsday:
- Eric Volmers: how a First Nations, WWI hero from Alberta helped Eugene Brave Rock find his character for Wonder Woman. The Calgary Herald
- Gabrielle Bellot shares the queer literary origins of Wonder Woman. Literary Hub
- Chuck Wendig reviews Wonder Woman in his inimitable style. Terribleminds
- Emily Asher-Perrin explores how Princess Buttercup became the general who trained Wonder Woman. Tor.com
- Robert Jones Jr., (A.K.A. Son of Baldwin) and Valerie Complex engage in a critical examination of the Wonder Woman movie. For balance. Medium
- While not totally laudatory, Alex Brown calls the Wonder Woman movie a long overdue experience. Tor.com
Charles Pulliam-Moore shares the epic Black Panther teaser trailer. i09
And with that, I shall leave you until Thoughty Thursday!
Be well until then, my friends.