Here, once again, are your informal writerly learnings:
Jo Eberhardt: writers write, right? Writer Unboxed
Keith Cronin writes a thought-provoking post for Writer Unboxed: when a bad person makes good art. I’ve struggled with this issue myself and there are no easy answers, at least none that satisfy both my need for social justice and my need for quality art to consume.
Related: Another popular and powerful artist proves he can’t even be a decent human being. MIT to investigate allegations of bullying and unwanted sexual contact against Junot Diaz. MassLive
Juliet Marillier examines the angsty writer. Writer Unboxed
Kathryn Craft helps you compose your protagonist’s “I want” song. Writer Unboxed
Grace Wynter offers some tips for creating your novel’s soundtrack. Writer Unboxed
Nina Munteanu wonders, how do you know your story’s finished?
K.M. Weiland returns to her most common writing mistakes series with part 64: POV problems. Helping Writers Become Authors
Jenna Moreci reviews the pros and cons of traditional publishing (and busts a few myths).
Then, Jenna lists the biggest mistakes writers make.
Susan DeFreitas: what it really takes to break through with your first book deal. Jane Friedman
Penny Sansevieri offers six reasons to relaunch your book (in the age of the reboot). Jane Friedman
September C. Fawkes explains how to convey an established relationship quickly. Writers Helping Writers
Becca Puglisi is choosing the right details. Writers Helping Writers
Nathan Bransford shares everything writers need to know about pitching their books.
Emily Wenstrom explains what authors should know about Facebook’s “meaningful interactions” update. DIY MFA
Robin Lovett lists seven reasons why being unpublished is hard. You’re preaching to the choir, here, Robin 🙂 DIY MFA
Julie Glover explains when action isn’t a good thing in your novel. Writers in the Storm
Shawn Coyne gives us an insider’s look into the acquisition process: how literary agents target acquisitions editors. Steven Pressfield
Joanna Penn helps you manage stress, anxiety, and burnout. The Creative Penn
Chris Winkle discusses five types of disastrous reveals. Mythcreants
Kristen Lamb looks at a trademark issue that hit publishing news this week. Cocky blocked: how to nuke your brand from orbit.
Jami Gold: why we all need a writing community.
And that was Tipsday.
Be well until thoughty Thursday. *waves*