I proudly present your informal writerly learnings for the week.
I think this is my favourite post of K.M. Weiland’s this year: six lifestyle changes you can make to protect your creativity. Later in the week, Kate shares four ways to amplify your characters’ subtext. Helping Writers Become Authors
Sara Letourneau assembles this list of 12 questions you can use to determine the themes of your writing life. DIY MFA
Stacy Woodson lists the pros and cons of joining a writing organization. DIY MFA
Tamara Linden stops by DIY MFA for #5onFri: five sticky grammar mistakes and how to avoid them.
Sarah Moore guest posts on Jane Friedman’s blog: when you shouldn’t hire and pay for a professional editor.
Susan Spann warns about the hidden dangers in short-form publishing deals. Writer Unboxed
Barbara O’Neal explains how to plant the magic beans of story. Writer Unboxed
Diana Raab tells you how to create a sacred space for your writing. Writer Unboxed
Erika Liodice explains how to find the right developmental editor for your book. Writer Unboxed
Nathan Bransford: how writers can beat imposter syndrome.
Kathryn Craft helps you finish your novel one stroke at a time. Writers in the Storm
Jenna Moreci explains how to write a solid chapter.
C.S. Lakin guest posts over at Writers Helping Writers: the ten key scenes you need to frame up your novel.
Rachael Stephen reviews the tragic plot embryo as part of her Preptober series. With silly shenanigans at the end.
Kristen Lamb explains why guilt is a lie and how boundaries benefit everyone.
David Peterson (the linguist who created languages for Game of Thrones and Defiance): how to create a fantasy language. Unbound Worlds
I hope you found something of value in this mix. Come back on Thursday for your weekly dose of thoughty 🙂
Until then, my friends, be well.