Another week has passed and here I am with another batch of informal writerly learnings 🙂
K.M. Weiland asks, what should your characters talk about? Helping Writers Become Authors
Julie Carrick Dalton says, it’s time cli-fi (climate fiction) became its own genre. I agree in part … The examples she cites are from a number of different genres, though. I don’t know if publishing in general or marketing in particular will be willing to get on board. Stranger things have happened. Writer Unboxed
Therese Walsh explains why you think your writing is brilliant one day and horrible the next. It’s a thing. Writer Unboxed
Donald Maass considers authenticity vs. outline. As with many other aspects of craft, it’s a matter of balance, not one over the other. Writer Unboxed
Julie Glover walks you through the five stages of editing grief. Writers in the Storm
Fae Rowan helps you world build using deep POV. Writers in the Storm
Christina Delay is living for the writing wins. Writers in the Storm
Gabriela Pereira helps you write by design using colour theory. Writers Helping Writers
Kristen Lamb: why every writing project needs a synopsis, even though you hate writing them.
Elisabeth Kauffman tells you how to raise the stakes. DIY MFA
Kharma Kelley explains all authors need to know about the new EU law.
Chris Winkle: storytelling’s terminology problem. Then, Oren Ashkenazi critiques six underdeveloped love interests. Mythcreants
Kim Fahner considers Canada’s 20th Bookmark to be a “love letter” to Sudbury. The Sudbury Star
And then watch the unveiling!
Emily Petsko lists 25 foreign words with hilarious literal meanings. Mental Floss
More fun with words: the Merriam-Webster time traveler. Check out what words entered the dictionary the year you were born … or any other year since 1828 🙂
And that was Tipsday for this week.
Be well until Thursday!