Another Monday survived and here I am with another batch of informal writerly learnings for you.
K.M. Weiland offers four ways to choose a better theme for your book. Helping Writers Become Authors
Jael McHenry: the writer’s real enemies. Writer Unboxed
Nancy Johnson wants you to find the tribe that fuels your writing. Writer Unboxed
Kathryn Craft says, if you want to create pockets of story, expand inward. Writer Unboxed
Success means taking the long (no, longer than that!) view. Robin LaFevers on Writer Unboxed.
Kathryn Magendie recommends Gas-X for writers—results may vary. Take the bloat out of your manuscript! Writer Unboxed
Gabriela Pereira returns to Writers Helping Writers with part four of her writing by design series: contrast, or light versus dark.
Bess Cozby offers five tools to rock your revision. DIY MFA
Ellen Brock explains how to describe a character (without boring your readers).
Chuck Wendig: your first draft does not require your faith in it. The work just needs the work. Terribleminds
Jami Gold warns, don’t assume showing is better. There is a place for telling in your novel.
Chris Winkle explores four challenges of nonlinear narratives. Mythcreants
Ashley Allis illustrates the philosophy of Hayao Miyazaki: the flawed concept of good versus evil. Brilliant. Geeks are Sexy
And that was tipsday for this week. Come on back on Thursday for some thoughty, if you don’t mind 🙂
Until then, be well, my writerly friends.