Let’s start off October right with some informal writerly learnings 🙂
K.M. Weiland returns from hiatus with three tips for improving show, don’t tell. Helping Writers Become Authors
Susan Spann explains when zero is greater than one. Writer Unboxed
Bryn Greenwood: how long is a piece of string? Ruminations on quitting the day job and what it takes to make a writing life. Writer Unboxed
Barbara O’Neal writes about the pause between. Sometimes, you have to take a break between projects. Listen to your body. Writer Unboxed
Heather Webb offers some tips on writing the authentic modern woman (especially if you’re a man). Writer Unboxed
Julie Carrick Dalton uses a metaphor to describe the editing process: putting words on trial. Writer Unboxed
Jane Friedman shares three principles of finding time to write. Then, Grant Faulkner joins Jane to help you overcome creativity wounds.
Elisabeth Kauffman answers another question in her ask the editor column: conflicting critique advice. DIY MFA
Barbara Poelle answers another “Funny you should ask” question: what is new adult fiction? Writer’s Digest
Chuck Wendig tries his hand at another writing analogy: a writing career is basically a really weird RPG. Terribleminds
Laura Drake explains why learning writing takes so long. Writers in the Storm
Chris Winkle shows you how to break storytelling rules. Mythcreants
Jami Gold: how to save a broken story.
Cold Crash Pictures takes a look at the five most annoyingly sexist tropes in movies. Works for fiction, too.
That was Tipsday for this week.
Come back on Thursday for your weekly dose of thoughty.
Until then, be well!