I give you … your informal writerly learnings for the week. What else?
K.M. Weiland shares five ways to take risks with your writing. Helping Writers Become Authors
Vaughn Roycroft asks, how deep the darkness? Writer Unboxed
Dave King is playing on trust. Writer Unboxed
Margaret Dilloway wonders, should your main character be likeable? Writer Unboxed
Heather Webb considers serendipity, zeitgeist, and the interconnectedness of all things (in writing). Writer Unboxed
Angela Ackerman shares three ways to help quieter protagonists steal the scene. Writers Helping Writers
Jennie Nash: characters in cars, thinking, or, how to deal with the passage of time. Writers Helping Writers
Nathan Bransford offers his take on how to edit your novel.
Gabriela Pereira guest posts on Writer’s Digest: four basic steps to start building your author blog.
Sara Letourneau provides a case study on isolation as a literary theme. DIY MFA
I plumb the depths of the Baba Yaga fairy tale. DIY MFA
Tamar Sloan lists five powerful strategies to build writer’s grit. DIY MFA
Margie Lawson helps you capture “cliché play” power. Writers in the Storm
Jami Gold explains how to create positive themes despite bittersweet endings. Later in the week, she answers the question, what is line editing and what should line editors do?
Nathan Bransford explains how writing changes the world.
Nina Munteanu: the gestalt nature of passion and success.
Oren Ashkenazi lists five common pitfalls of stories with deep ideas. Mythcreants
Farrah Penn tells the tale of Amy Daws, the first writer-in-residence of Tires, Tires, Tires. Buzzfeed
Emily Asher-Perrin looks at Trish Walker’s evolution in the second season of Jessica Jones: I don’t want to be with him; I want to be him. Tor.com
Michael Moreci: Ernest Cline’s Ready Player One is smarter and more insightful than you’ve been told. Tor.com
And that was Tipsday. Be well until Thursday!