Happy Beltane, y’all. It’s May Day!
Never worry, never fear, Underdog your informal writerly learnings are here!
K.M. Weiland continues her ultimate first chapter checklist series with part three: introducing the story. Helping Writers Become Authors
Kathryn Craft wonders if you’re emotionally ready for a developmental edit? Writers in the Storm
Catherine McKenzie: theft by finding. Writer Unboxed
Barbara O’Neal posts about the importance of a private writing habit. Writer Unboxed
Heather Webb is considering good advice, bad advice, and figuring out how to write through the “shoulds.” Writer Unboxed
Erika Liodice helps you find your way back to writing. Writer Unboxed
Dan Koboldt explains how you can level up as a writer with peer critique. Writer’s Digest
Sara Letourneau: how themes are presented in short fiction. DIY MFA
In my latest column for DIY MFA, I delve into the possibilities for future space travel.
Joanna Penn discusses comparisonitis, or “everyone else is better than me” syndrome. The Creative Penn
Nathan Bransford tells you everything you need to know about novel word counts. Later in the week, he explains why writers should perfect their first thirty pages.
Cyndy Etler drops by Jane Friedman’s blog to explain how to become a bestseller through money, luck, or work (mostly work).
Chris Winkle helps you distinguish between structured and unstructured advice. Mythcreants
Kristen Lamb offers some perspective on self-editing your dialogue and characters.
Chris Yogerst explores how Stan Lee became the man behind Marvel. Los Angeles Review of Books
Sarah Laskow invites you to go medieval by attaching a book to your belt. Atlas Obscura
Be well until Thoughty Thursday!