Here are your informal writerly learnings for the week:
K.M. Weiland: cohesion and resonance! Helping Writers Become Authors
Joanna Penn interviews Becca Puglisi on writing with emotion and depth of character. The Creative Penn
Daeus Lamb: theme made simple. Writers Helping Writers
September C. Fawkes says the key to writing introspection well is to show “just enough.” Writers Helping Writers
Sara Letourneau: a case study on love as a literary theme. DIY MFA
Join me over at DIY MFA for my latest Speculations column. The science in your science fiction: conventional space travel.
Rebecca Monterusso lists the five essentials of every scene. DIY MFA
Chris Winkle: using poetic devices. Mythcreants
Oren Ashkenazi shares six tips to make your fantasy setting more immersive. Mythcreants
Porter Anderson: diversity in international publishing is not so diverse. Writer Unboxed
Michael Harris: I have forgotten how to read. The Globe and Mail
I saw the headline and thought, sweet Jesus, kid lit too? The only way we’ll overcome systemic sexual harassment is to expose it and talk about it. Like human beings. Sexual harassment in the children’s book industry. Anne Ursu for Medium.
Jim C. Hines, ally and sensible human being, writes about #metoo, denial, and backlash.
Related: James Dashner dropped by his literary agent. The New York Times
And then, Penguin Random House drops him, too. Publishers Weekly
I hope you found something to help you get to the next level.
Be well until Thursday!