And now … your first batch of informal writerly learnings for the New Year!
Kathryn Craft advises you to ask for what you need. Writers in the Storm
Laura Drake makes notes to her unpublished self. Writers in the Storm
Elizabeth Randolph guest posts on Jami Gold’s blog: good storytelling is about going primal.
A.K. Perry shares five essential elements of strong dialogue. DIY MFA
Gabriela Pereira explains why you should review your writing year. DIY MFA
Amy Pennza shares five ways to find a writer’s group online. DIY MFA
Jenna Moreci follows up last week’s video on world building don’t with this one on world building basics.
Oren Ashkenazi looks at five stories hurt by unlikable protagonists. Mythcreants
T.R. Ragan offers five tips for writing stories with multiple points of view and still keeping the reader in suspense. Writer’s Digest
Chuck Wendig shares his writing resolution for 2018: write with intention. Terribleminds
Alexandra Alter: in an era of online outrage, do sensitivity readers result in better books, or censorship? I’d argue the former, but what do I know? As Alter states in the article, expert readers have a long tradition in publishing. The New York Times
Be well until Thursday!