It’s time for your dose on informal writerly learnings 🙂
K.M. Weiland continues her most common writing mistakes series with part 60: flat plots. Helping Writers Become Authors
Later in the week, Kate continues her series on the do’s and don’ts of storytelling according to Marvel with a look at Guardian of the Galaxy, volume 2: how to ace the first act in your sequel.
As a follow up to her last post on critiquing, Jane Friedman helps you recognize patterns in the way you respond to criticism.
Then, Gary Zenker guest posts on DIY MFA: a new approach to critique.
Larry Brooks stops by Writer Unboxed to discuss the big lie about writing compelling fiction.
As a follow up to Larry’s post, Anna Elliott asks, what’s your truth? Writer Unboxed
Donald Maass explores characters light and dark. Writer Unboxed
Parul Macdonald uncovers the world of a literary scout and international rights. Writer Unboxed
Abigail K. Perry joins the DIY MFA team: how to make you character descriptions do double duty.
Stacey B. Woodson shares five writing lessons from thriller master David Morrell. DIY MFA
Gabriela Pereira interviews Sarah Dessen for DIY MFA radio.
Marielle Orff shares five ways to get to know your characters better. DIY MFA
Emily Wenstrom offers some email marketing tips. The Write Life
Jami Gold gives us one simple trick to avoid the opening page infodump.
Janice Hardy continues her birth of a book series with testing the idea. Fiction University
Then, Janice visits Writers in the Storm: what do you want your readers to wonder about?
Chris Winkle covers five more dualities that can replace good and evil. Mythcreants
Bryan Hutchinson explains how to become a prolific writer while holding down a day job. Positive Writer
Sophie Playle: where is your budget for book editing best spent? Liminal Pages
Sarah Fox shares seven things editors wish authors knew. Well Storied
Jeremy Szal shares his tips for writing a successful query letter. Fantasy Faction
Caroline Leavitt: when the writing mentor becomes the mentee. The Millions
Anne Lamott: 12 truths I learned about life and writing. TED Talks
Jarred MGuiness says writing is the only magic he still believes in. TEDxEaling
Folklore Thursday takes a look at how iron became the enemy of the fairy folk.
Shane Koyczan: the weather.
And that is how we Tipsday.
See you on Thursday for some mental corn popping thoughty.
Be well until then!