You survived Monday, and that’s a good thing! Have a wee treat. Another week, another batch of informal writerly learnings!
A.K. Perry explores another of James Scott Bell’s signpost scenes—the argument against transformation. DIY MFA
Gabriela Pereira interviews Kimmery Martin about revising your book and getting it right. DIY MFA
I shared Kate Weiland’s list last week. Great minds think alike 🙂 Lisa Cron busts five writing myths that may be holding you back. DIY MFA
Vaughn Roycroft examines his biases and tropes: warrior women, #MeToo, and one writer’s evolving sensibilities. Writer Unboxed
Liz Michalski advises you to blow it up (where it is a practice that no longer serves you). Writer Unboxed
Julie Carrick Dalton shares her thoughts on finding second life in cast-off words. I might have to try her fire brick idea some day. I’m not craft-inclined enough to try the other stuff 🙂 Writer Unboxed
Janice Hardy helps you edit your novel without feeling overwhelmed. Later in the week, she wonders, how much really needs to be in your novel’s opening line? Fiction University
K.M. Weiland offers five logical steps to grow as a writer. Helping Writers Become Authors
Joanna Penn helps you find your writing community. The Creative Penn
Kristen Lamb: truth is the door between your greatest fears and your greatest self. Later in the week, Kristen shares five reasons to invest in rest (and avoid burnout).
Nathan Bransford offers a guide to literary agent etiquette.
Shawn Coyne explains how an agent figures out her pitch to publishers. Steven Pressfield
Remember that book that no one had ever heard of that shot straight to the NYT bestseller list? Well, Chris Winkle took one for the team and has some lessons from the rambling writing of Handbook for Mortals. Mythcreants
Then, Oren Ashkenaski shares seven ways to motivate a reluctant protagonist. Mythcreants
Jeanna Kadlec offers this writerly horoscope. Electric Lit
And that was tipsday. Come back on Thursday for your weekly dose of thoughty.
Until then, be well, my friends.