Here we are with another week’s worth of informal writerly learnings!
K.M. Weiland shares the five secrets of good storytelling (that writers forget all the time). Helping Writers Become Authors
Janice Hardy points out four reasons readers stopped caring about your story. Later in the week, Janice returns with, do your characters have the right flaws? Fiction University
Colleen M. Story shares the one technique you need to nail your writing goals. Writers in the Storm
Orly Konig: confessions of a workshop flunkie. Writers in the Storm
Julie Glover responds to Fae Rowan’s voracious reader post of last week. Slow: meandering reader ahead. Writers in the Storm
Jenna Moreci shares her recommendations for writing resolutions.
Sacha Black offers some advice on owning your writing career in 2018. Writers Helping Writers
Lisa Hall-Wilson stops by Writers Helping Writers to help us write characters with PTSD.
Sara Letourneau explores the theme of legacy in Station Eleven. DIY MFA
My latest column at DIY MFA was also up last week 🙂 Speculating your future: five steps to FIT goals.
Dawn Field lists five questions you don’t want your readers to ask. DIY MFA
Gabriela Pereira interviews Joan Dempsey for DIY MFA radio.
Then, Gabriela stops by Writer’s Digest to bust three myths that hinder creativity.
Juliet Marillier: a new year for writers. Writer Unboxed
Julie Carrick Dalton shares what she learned about writing a dual timeline novel. Writer Unboxed
Jami Gold explains how to tap into strong emotion through memory.
Kristen Lamb says, the publishing cold war is ending.
Autocrit lists five idioms with unexpected origins.
Porter Anderson explores Teos and Finland’s endless forest.
Janice Bradbeer tells the tale of science fiction author Judith Merril and the very real story of Toronto’s spaced-out library. The Toronto Star
Mehera Bonner takes us inside The Handmaid’s Tale’s sophomore season. Marie Claire
Be well until Thursday!