Your informal writerly learnings for the week 🙂
K.M. Weiland explores four reasons we write. Helping Writers Become Authors
Jan O’Hara wrestles with tense and point of view. Writer Unboxed
Gabriela Pereira stops by Writers Helping Writers to help you harness your creative momentum.
Brenda Joyce Patterson shows you how to set and keep your writing resolutions. DIY MFA
Gabriela also posts to DIY MFA: how to read like a writer.
Margie Lawson helps you put wow on the page. Writers in the Storm
Annie Neugebauer compares writing to mountain climbing. It’s an apt metaphor. Summit fever and knowing when to say whoa. Writer Unboxed
Chuck Wendig offers some assorted thoughts on imposter’s syndrome, gathered in a bouquet. Terribleminds
Janice Hardy compares plotting the novel with plotting single scenes. Fiction University
Kristen Lamb: the lies that bind (and how to free yourself).
Chris Winkle explains how to use your conlang (constructed language) without ruining your story. Mythcreants
Anna Hecker: the problem with sensitivity readers isn’t what you think it is. Writer’s Digest
Elsa Sjunneson-Henry belongs where the people are and shares her compelling thoughts on disability and The Shape of Water. Tor.com
Margaret Atwood: am I a bad feminist? The Globe and Mail
Barbara Kingsolver: #metoo isn’t enough and why women have to get ugly. The Guardian
Charlotte Ahlin lists 11 habits that all science fiction readers have in common. Bustle
Be well until Thursday!