The informal writerly goodness was plentiful this week 🙂
Jane Friedman: when you’re successful, lots of people ask for your help. You have to decide who deserves it. Then Claire McKinney visits Jane’s blog to explain the difference between a press release and a pitch (and why you need both). Later in the week, Jane tackles permissions and fair use.
K.M. Weiland helps you make the most of the five stages of the writing process. Later in the week, Kate returns to offer four reasons you should outline your setting. Helping Writers Become Authors
Vaughn Roycroft is heartened by Wonder Woman—making the case for sincere storytelling. Writer Unboxed
Dave King: two coins in the hundred. Writer Unboxed
Dank blank shares four ways to beat frustration in your writing career. Writer Unboxed
Heather Webb says failure is a four letter word (in writing). It’s also a necessary part of the journey. Writer Unboxed
Leanne Sowul offers four rules for eliminating distractions and cultivating deep work. DIY MFA
Brenda Joyce Patterson joins the DIYMFA team: opening doors through poetry and short fiction.
Gabriela Pereira interviews Lisa Preziosi about writing a modern day fairy tale for DIY MFA radio.
Janice Hardy shares her brainstorming process in her birth of a book series. Fiction University
Jennie Nash drops by the coaches corner on Writers Helping Writers: how to boost your self-editing superpowers.
Angela Ackerman shares ten ways to show character emotion. Writers Helping Writers
Jami Gold muses on the writer’s heroic journey.
Cait Reynolds takes over Kristen Lamb’s blog and offers you some advice on research for historical fiction. Plus, she’s hilarious!
Jenny Hansen shares five things the family road trip taught her about editing. Writers in the Storm
Oren Ashkenazi lists six ways rapid communication changes a fantasy setting. Mythcreants
Brian Dillon analyzes Virginia Woolf’s wonderful, beautiful, almost failed sentence. Literary Hub
Andrew O’Hagen wonders if social media will kill the novel. The Guardian
The second Game of Thrones trailer has been released!
I hope you’ve found something to feed your muse in this lot, or at least something to tame your inner editor 😉
Be well until Thursday!