Here are your informal writerly learnings for the week, my peeps 🙂
Vaughn Roycroft delves into the trouble with action. Writer Unboxed
Sarah McCoy: friends, countrymen, take up your words! Writer Unboxed
Elissa Field dissects The Martian on Writer Unboxed.
If you catch yourself asking these questions about your book … just don’t. There are better questions to ask. K.M. Weiland, Helping Writers Become Authors.
Later in the week, Janice Hardy guest posts on Kate’s blog: how to create meaningful obstacles via conflict.
Jennifer Probst stops by Jane Friedman’s blog: writing secondary characters that pop—and sell more books.
Janice Hardy guest posts on Marcy Kennedy’s blog: the difference between conflict and tension.
Chuck Wendig has a simple solution for when your story hits the wall. Terribleminds
Terri Frank goes beyond John Grisham in her guide to legal fiction. DIY MFA
Audrey Kalman shares five tips to keep your writing fresh. DIY MFA
James Preston shares his novel launch experience. Writers in the Storm
Laura Drake knows self-belief is hard—how to do it anyway. Writers in the Storm
Wordstock 2017 organizers reveal literary line up. The Sudbury Star
Kayleigh Donaldson explores the mystery of how this book was bought onto the NYT bestseller list. Pajiba
English translations of obscure medieval texts go online. Allison Meier for Hyperallergic.
Nina Munteanu: resonating with the universe.
Sarah Bond: what Game of Thrones gets right and wrong about eunuchs and masculinity. Forbes
Be well until thoughty Thursday!