Here are your informal writerly learnings for the week.
Janice Hardy continues her 31 day online writing workshop for preptober. Day 22: the inciting event. Day 23: the first act problem. Day 24: the act two choice. Day 25: the midpoint reversal. Day 26: the act two disaster. Day 27: the three act plan. Day 28: the climax. Day 29: the wrap up. You’ll have to read the rest yourself on Fiction University.
Marie lists 24 novels that started off as NaNoWriMo projects. Goodreads
K.M. Weiland: four ways to prevent story structure from becoming formulaic. Helping Writers Become Authors
Angela Ackerman visits Jane Friedman’s blog: using dysfunctional behaviour to reveal characters’ wounds. Then Jordan Rosenfeld takes a turn: four ways to start a scene.
Terri Frank invites you to go beyond Westworld and reinvent the western. DIY MFA
Brenda Joyce Patterson helps you write through fear and anxiety. DIY MFA
Kathryn Craft offers five tips to help you survive a career quake. Writers in the Storm
Jamie Raintree guest posts on Writers in the Storm: waking up early to write. Then, Jamie pops over to Writer’s Digest: building self-care habits so you can write your best work.
Barbara O’Neal helps you vanquish the killer critic. Writer Unboxed
Mark O’Neill stops by The Creative Penn: writing while under the influence of depression.
Jess Zafarris and Cris Freese share six lessons writers can learn from Netflix’s Stranger Things. Are you binging? You’re binging, aren’t you? Writer’s Digest
This will be the last Tipsday until December—!
Be well through the time change and whatever challenges November presents you.
You are awesome just as you are.