Happy holidays (whatever you celebrate, or don’t)! It’s time to open your present of informal writerly learnings!
Tiffany Yates Martin says, NaNoWriMo was the easy part and shows you how to see your story across the finish line. Writers in the Storm
Vaughn Roycroft considers the gifts of the writing life. Writer Unboxed
Kathleen McCleary explains how to navigate families in fiction. Writer Unboxed
Porter Anderson offers a provocation: “The New Year’s Eve of time.” Writer Unboxed
Chris Winkle drops by Writers Helping Writers to discuss attachment, the first element of goal-oriented storytelling.
Over on Mythcreants, Rachel Meyer shares the five essentials of an opening scene. Later in the week, Oren Ashkenazi considers eight terrain features for fantasy kingdoms to fight over.
Janice Hardy takes a first look a first draft: how to revise your manuscript. Then, she shares a goal-checking trick for plotting your novel. Fiction University
Sara Letourneau explores why the theme of family is important. DIY MFA
Becca Puglisi stops by Writers in the Storm to share nine tension-building elements for character dialogue.
Kitty the Retro-Writer visits Jami Gold’s blog: if you have a complex story, use a crime wall.
And that was Tipsday.
Enjoy your seasonal celebrations with family and friends.
Until next time, be well, my friends.