You may notice that your informal writerly learnings are on the small side this week. The vagaries of the interwebz 🙂
K.M. Weiland begins a new series! Your ultimate first chapter checklist, part 1: hooking readers. Helping Writers Become Authors
Joanna Penn interviews Jane Friedman: the business of being a writer. Later in the week, Joanna shares three techniques to write better settings. The Creative Penn
Then, over on Jane’s blog, Jane Anne Staw explains how to make your writing anxiety disappear by thinking small.
Sacha Black tells you how not to mess up your book series. Writers Helping Writers
A.K. Perry delves into another of James Scott Bell’s story signposts—the care package. DIY MFA
Elisabeth Kauffman continues her ask the editor series: how do you end a book? DIY MFA
Kim Bullock offers a mental health checkup for writers: when you’re not okay. Writer Unboxed
Robin LaFevers mines her characters’ wounds. Writer Unboxed
Chris Winkle explains why storytelling advice is such a mess. Mythcreants
Philip Horne: Paul Theroux, Susie Boyt, and Amit Chaudhuri let us look inside their writers’ notebooks. The Guardian
And that was Tipsday for this week.
Be well until Thursday!