It’s the last week of August (!) Where did the summer go? Ah well, console yourself with some informal writing learnings.
K.M. Weiland offers three thoughts on what to do about writer’s jealousy. Helping Writers Become Authors
Julianna Baggott: the every-novel-is-wildly-different guide to revision. Favourite bit – “Here’s a hard truth: Each novel teaches the writer how to write it.” Writer Unboxed
Barbara O’Neal uncovers the mysteries of creativity and meditation. Writer Unboxed
Sara Letourneau expounds on the art of writing out of sequence. Writers Helping Writers
Three videos from Ellen Brock. First: how to write chapter openings
How to write chapter endings
And … how to use chapter titles
Cait Reynolds offers a field guide to the North American beta reader. Kristen Lamb
Chuck Wendig: originality is overrated in authorland. Terribleminds
Janice Hardy says, a well-written novel can still stink. Fiction University
And here are two videos from Jenna Moreci. First, her top ten writing mistakes.
And then, her top ten pieces of writing advice.
Dave Lerner lists five reasons not to write a persecution flip story. Mythcreants
Movie Mama watches The Princess Bride for the first time. Funny or Die
Be well until Thursday.