Another week, another batch of informal writerly learnings.
Jane Friedman excerpts from Tanya Hall’s Ideas, Influence, and Income: what to look for in a book publicist and tips for going it alone.
Donna Galanti offers eleven ways to find and connect with other authors in your genre. Writers in the Storm
Fae Rowan explains why you have to give your readers what they want. Writers in the Storm
Jenna Moreci shares her top ten hacks for your writing process.
Agent Barbara Poelle answers a question about word counts on Funny You Should Ask. Writer’s Digest
Nancy Johnson helps you find rhythm in your prose. Writer Unboxed
Donald Maass gives you the reason to build a box. Writer Unboxed
Kathryn Magendie explores rhythms in reading and writing. Writer Unboxed
James Scott Bell invites you to use the writer’s spice cabinet. Writers Helping Writers
Chrys Fey stopps by Writers Helping Writers to help you boost your creativity mindset naturally.
K.M. Weiland reviews Avengers: Infinity War and gives us four ways to write a better antagonist. Helping Writers Become Authors
Sara Letourneau provides a case study on revenge as a literary theme. DIY MFA
And here’s my latest column. Mythic structure: The Virgin’s Promise, part one. DIY MFA
Ashley Hilst shows you five ways to inject theme into your story (without being obvious). DIY MFA
Chris Winkle explains how to give your hero sympathetic problems. Mythcreants
Monday and Tuesday are under your workweek belt. Feel good about that.
Be well until Thursday!