Looking for your informal writerly learnings? Why, they’re right here 🙂
K.M. Weiland shows you four ways to become a better reader. Helping Writers Become Authors
Bryn Greenwood: sometimes it’s just business. Writer Unboxed
Steven James goes from 2000 to 300—why you’re writing too much. I might argue the headline. It’s not that we’re writing too much, but that we’ve lost sight of the reason we’re writing in the first place. The seductive “ding” of gamification has hit writers square in the forehead. Writer Unboxed
Tracy Hahn-Burkett explains what to do when your creativity hits the wall. Writer Unboxed
Catherine McKenzie asks, can I jump on the bandwagon? More importantly, if you can, should you? Writer Unboxed
Cathy Yardley wants you to think about what really matters to your audience. Writer Unboxed
Jo Eberhardt: foreshadowing vs. callbacks. Writer Unboxed
Angela Quarles is evaluating sexual tension on the sentence level. Writers in the Storm
Jenny Hansen shares five writing lessons from Groundhog Day. Writers in the Storm
A.K. Perry helps you write an exciting first chapter. DIY MFA
Angela Ackerman explains the role of emotional wounds within character arc. Writers Helping Writers
Janice Hardy wonders, is your novel all premise and no plot? Fiction University
Kristen Lamb says that goofing off is good for you. Then, she helps you build great stories to endure the ages.
Chris Winkle is creating a compelling romance. Mythcreants
Mary Robinette Kowal’s Ask a Puppet, episode 3.
Diana Gabaldon demonstrates how she crafts a sentence.
Jerry Jenkins compiles a list of 41 tips experts wish they’d known as beginners.
Neil Gaiman presents the lifetime achievement award to Ursula K. Le Guin at the National Book Awards.
Julie Beck: why we forget most of the books we read. The Atlantic
Alberto Manguel elucidates on the art of unpacking a library. The Paris Review
Annika Burgess introduces us to a new literary map exhibit: charting the geography of classic literature. Atlas Obscura
Alexander Zawacki looks at how a library handles a rare and deadly book of wallpaper samples. Atlas Obscura
20 historical words we might want to revive.
Hope you found something that tickled.
See you Thursday for some thoughtiness 🙂
Be well until then.