And here we go with another week of informal writerly learnings!
Janice Hardy offers this Sunday writing tip: make sure your chapter endings hook your reader. Later in the week, Becca Puglisi explains how to use vocal cues to show hidden emotion. Then, Janice returns with three mistakes to avoid when creating stakes in your story. Fiction University
Leigh Medeiros considers writing and time management: a dispatch from the kitchen sink. Writer Unboxed
Sonja Yoerg praises one of our tools of the trade: whiteboard wonders. Writer Unboxed
Heather Webb shares some truths about the publishing industry you can only learn in the trenches. Writer Unboxed
Keith Cronin: my ongoing feud with Billy Joel. A bit click-bait-y, there. This is really about how to write good dialogue. Writer Unboxed
K.M. Weiland explains how to create your perfect writing process. Helping Writers Become Authors
Angela Ackerman stops by Jane Friedman’s blog. The inner struggle: how to show a character’s repressed emotions.
Anne Pisacano interviews Lori Henriksen on how she uses the tarot in her creative process. Writers in the Storm
Tamar Sloan stops by Writers Helping Writers to explain the key components of a compelling character according to psychology.
Jami Gold wants to help you find your story’s essence.
Mira Singer: making sympathetic antagonists and why Thanos wasn’t one. Then, Oren Ashkenazi covers six more common storytelling problems in new manuscripts. Mythcreants
Andrea J. Johnson shows you the five steps to creating characters of colour. DIY MFA
Why Science Fiction Authors Need to be Writing About Climate Change Right Now. Charlie Jane Anders for Tor.com
And that was tipsday for this week. Come back on Thursday for a little bit of thoughty.
Until then, be well, my friends, and keep writing!