Gentle readers, here are your informal writerly learnings for the week:
K.M. Weiland says, don’t write scenes—write images! Helping Writers Become Authors
Christina Delay: the attraction of passion. Writers in the Storm
Lisa Hall-Wilson shares five quick ways to shift description and setting into deep POV. Writers in the Storm
Julia Munroe Martin is getting in touch with the inner magician. Writer Unboxed
Magic cloaks, lucky charms and other writerly superstitions. Sarah McCoy explores writers’ rituals on Writer Unboxed.
Barbara O’Neal wants you to imagine your ideal reader. Writer Unboxed
Sophie Masson examines some of the great last lines of fiction. Writer Unboxed
Kristen Lamb explains how writing a story from the end results in a mind-blowing read.
Janice Hardy warns, over-explaining will kill your novel. Fiction University
Emily Wenstrom tells you how and why to clean your email subscriber list. DIY MFA
Bess Cozby rises to new challenges the DIY MFA way. DIY MFA
Rebecca Monterusso returns to DIY MFA: five reasons it’s time to call an editor.
Chuck Wendig shares three truths about writing and how the writing gets done. Terribleminds
Chris Winkle reveals the one big thing most manuscripts lack. Mythcreants
Jami Gold fills in more blanks in her writing craft master lists: theme development.
Angela Ackerman shares three ways setting can steer your story’s plot. Writers Helping Writers
Mary Robinette Kowal: ask a puppet, episode 4.
Ruth Harris lists eight common mistakes readers hate—and how to fix them. Anne R. Allen’s blog
Nina Munteanu: how art reveals truth in science.
Shoshana Kessock compares the feminism of Black Panther to the feminism of Wonder Woman.
Be well until Thursday!