Ah, September. Did you have to come so soon? Now we say our fond farewells to summer and get back to work and school. Shore yourself up with some informal writerly learnings.
Shannon Baker and Jess Lourey want you to write what you fear: why, how, and a lifesaving bonus tip. Writer Unboxed
Julia Munroe Martin: confessions of a weary writer. Speaks to me in many ways. I, too, will never give up. Writer Unboxed
Jo Eberhardt explores writing, politics, and the fuzzy grey line between. In the end, all writing is political. Writer Unboxed
K.M. Weiland shares five ways to use the enneagram to write better characters. Helping Writers Become Authors
Piper Bayard says, hacking isn’t just for thrillers anymore. Writers in the Storm
Laurie Schnebly Campbell: plot, character, and … what? Writers in the Storm
Roz Morris takes us on a virtual tour of her writing space. The rescued desk—where do you write? Nail Your Novel
Chuck Wendig explains why writing a series (especially as a new author) is really goddamned hard. Terribleminds
Sara Letourneau shares three ways of revising (or avoiding) preachy themes. DIY MFA
Damon Suede stops by Fiction University to talk about comp lit: claiming your place on the shelf.
Lizzie Shane drops by Jami Gold’s blog: how important is talent?
Chris Winkle wants you to account for character identification. Mythcreants
Oren Ashkenazi: five ways gods and the afterlife change a fantasy setting. Mythcreants
And that was tipsday for this week. Come back on Thursday for your weekly done of thoughty.
Be well until then!