Looking for your informal writerly learnings? Here they are:
Piper Bayard and Jay Holmes stop by Writers in the Storm: Know your firearms! Magazine or clip? A frequent error of less experienced contemporary authors, and a repeated question asked of the experts. Get the low-down from Bayard & Holmes.
Susan Spann shares some holiday copyright tips. Writer Unboxed
Sarah Callender explores how fiction challenges us to ask the tough questions. Writer Unboxed
Kathryn Craft wants you to welcome the darkest hour. Writer Unboxed
Robin LaFevers goes on an unexpected journey: creativity’s ebb and flow. “It is not unlike religion in that by engaging in it, we are forced to interact with the world on a deeper, more intimate level than we might otherwise choose to.” Writer Unboxed
K.M. Weiland shares her ten-step checklist to writing an above average novel. Helping Writers Become Authors
Jenna Moreci offers her top ten tips for pacing.
Jess Zafaris lists Writer’s Digest’s top ten sites with literary agents and resources. ‘Tis the season!
Chris Winkle answers a writerly question: when is it appropriate to dispel the mystery? Later in the week, she profiles five surprisingly successful characters and why they work. Mythcreants
Jami Gold visits Writers Helping Writers: we don’t need no stinkin’ rules.
Roz Morris has some strategies to keep in touch with your book when your writing routine is disrupted. Nail Your Novel
Beyond Crazy Rich Asians: a look at humorous fiction. Terri Frank on DIY MFA.
Gabriela Pereira interview Orson Scott Card for DIY MFA radio.
K.T. Lynn shares five reasons to love all writing feedback. DIY MFA
Caroline Donahue: how the tarot cards point the way to your story. The Creative Penn
And that was Tipsday for the second week of December.
Come back on Thursday for a dose of thoughty.
Until then, be well.