Another week has passed and, look, you’ve survived Monday. Good on ya 🙂 Have some informal writerly learnings as a reward. You know you deserve it.
K.M. Weiland lists five lies writers believe that actually hold them back. Helping Writers Become Authors
Jenny Hansen shows you how to use the twelve stages of physical intimacy to build tension in your fiction. Writers in the Storm
Margie Lawson encourages you to go deeper than the cold, hard stare. Writers in the Storm
Scrivener guru Gwen Hernandez explains how to save every word using Scrivener’s snapshot feature. Writers in the Storm
Annie Neugebauer helps you find the best readers for your novel at every stage. Writer Unboxed
Porter Anderson watches the Canadian problem with Access Copyright with interest and alarm. Authors I know whose work was copied for academic packages used to get paid. Universities rebelled and now they get nothing. Advocacy and authors. Writer Unboxed.
Nina Munteanu: science fiction asks, are we worth saving?
Jami Gold helps you figure out if your writing is any good. Later in the week, she wonders how much of yourself in in your writing?
Brenda Joyce Patterson explains why your writing should invite readers in. DIY MFA
Gabriela Pereira interviews Dharma Kelleher about transgendered characters in literature. DIY MFA
Sara Letourneau offers some advice on conducting informal interviews for story research. Writers Helping Writers
Janice Hardy helps you take away elements to fix a problem scene. Fiction University
Mira Singer reviews three movies with the wrong main character. Then, Oren Ashkenazi says that “historical accuracy” isn’t a reason to exclude diversity. Arguments I wish I’d had when I tried to present my secondary world fantasy to my MFA class for critique. #mistakesnaivewritersmake Mythcreants
Joanna Penn explains how to monetize a creative podcast in her interview on the Podcraft podcast. The Creative Penn
John Koenig’s The Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows (is back!): Silience.
Anna Lovind discovered that in order to nurture her dream of writing, she had to give up something else: knowing when it’s time to let a dream die.
Anika Burgess reveals the artful imperfection of medieval manuscript repair. Atlas Obscura
Andres Liptak reports on the new documentary that will explore the life and legacy of Ursula K. Le Guin. I’m looking out for this one! The Verge
And that was Tipsday.
Be well until Thursday rolls around and then come back to get your weekly dose of thoughty 🙂