And here we go with another batch of informal writerly learnings 🙂
Sophie Masson expounds on the joys of writing in an unfamiliar setting. Writer Unboxed
Kathryn Craft says you need to earn the backstory by raising a question. Writer Unboxed
Becca Puglisi teaches subterfuge in dialogue. Writers in the Storm
Jenny Hansen shares … a story of balls. Writers in the Storm
Chuck Wendig: so, you’re having a bad writing day. Terribleminds
Roz Morris stops by Writers Helping Writers to improve your suspense in stories with … the big tease.
Angela Ackerman looks back: why we must invest if we want a writing career. Writers Helping Writers
Janice Hardy continues her birth of a book series: creating the characters. Fiction University
Kristen Lamb explores the creative benefits of being bored.
Terri Frank joins the DIY MFA team: five ways to use the library to nurture your reading life.
Gabriela Pereira stops by Jerry Jenkins’ blog to teach us how to write dazzling dialogue.
Then, Gabriela interviews Ann Kidd Taylor for DIY MFA radio.
Gary Zenker returns to DIY MFA: how to get the most out of a critique.
Elise Holland offers five poetic tools to enhance your prose. DIY MFA
Jane Friedman explains how to pitch agents at a writers’ conference.
Chris Winkle lists seven ways to bring characters together. Mythcreants
Nancy Kress looks at the science in science fiction: the good, the bad, and the ugly. Tor.com
Richard G. Lowe Jr.: how better world building will keep you out of trouble. AutoCrit
Brandon Taylor: who cares what white people think? Literary Hub
Emily Van Duyne wonders why we’re so reluctant to take Sylvia Plath at her word? Literary Hub
Jane Austen comments on love and happiness. Oxford University Press.
David Barnett: how traditional British folklore is benefiting from modern culture. The Independent
Emma Watson interviews Margaret Atwood about The Handmaid’s Tale. Entertainment Weekly
Nancy Kress shares seven things she’s learned so far … Writer’s Digest
Karen Grigsby Bates: how Octavia Butler wrote herself into the story. NPR
Charles Pulliam-Moore reports that after four years in negotiation, HBO and George R.R. Martin are producing Nnedi Okorafor’s Who Fears Death as a series! i09
Marc Snetiker gives us a first look at A Wrinkle in Time. Entertainment Weekly
Charles Pulliam-Moore: the reason publishers rejected A Wrinkle in Time is the same reason Ava DuVernay is making the movie. i09
And Cheryl Eddy shares the A Wrinkle in Time trailer! i09
It’s been an exciting week for series and movies. So looking forward.
Come back on Thursday for your weekly dose of thoughty!
Until then, be well.