You made it through Monday! Time to reward yourself with some informal writerly learnings 🙂
K.M. Weiland: how to write unique themes. Helping Writers Become Authors
Jan O’Hara offers you her guide to hacking the optimal writing environment. Writer Unboxed
Margaret Dilloway shares her thoughts on how to write while the world’s burning down. Writer Unboxed
Andrew Wood shares his five steps to create a perfect fantasy world. Later in the week, Janice Hardy lists four signs that you might be confusing, and not intriguing, your readers in your opening scene. Fiction university
Jeff Vandermeer imparts his best tips for cultivating creativity from the world around you. Writer’s Digest
Lisa Cron says, there will be blood (or your story may be in deep trouble). Writers Helping Writers
Sara Letourneau helps you recognize themes at each stage of the writing process. Later in the week, Lisa E. Betz lists five story blunders and the secrets to avoiding them. DIY MFA
And here’s my latest DIY MFA column on mythic structure: The Virgin’s Promise, part two.
Lisa Hall-Wilson explains how to use deep POV without tying and anchor to your novel’s pace. Writers in the Storm
Chris Winkle explains why we shouldn’t be fighting over trigger warnings. Then, Oren Ashkenazi reviews five common worldbuilding mistakes. Mythcreants
T.J. Berry talks about her favourite bit of Space Unicorn Blues. Mary Robinette Kowal
And that was Tipsday.
Come back on Thursday for some thoughty.
Until then, be well.