Another week, another batch of informal writerly learnings.
Emily Wenstrom advises what to post on social media when you have nothing to say. And here’s my latest speculations column: why you should follow myth and legend off the beaten path. DIY MFA
Kim Bullock shows you the positive side of envy (it’s great motivation!). Barbara O’Neal is finding the world through reading. Julianna Baggott issues a challenge: if your room has a view, but also wifi, will you ever see anything but a screen? Writer Unboxed
K.M. Weiland is helping authors become artists. Helping Writers Become Authors
Lisa Hall-Wilson shares the three-act emotional arc for showing shame in fiction. Laura Drake looks at the reality of writing for a living today. Writers in the Storm
Janice Hardy points out two reasons your protagonist isn’t driving your plot. Fiction University
Jami Gold wonders whether to revise or start fresh? What’s better when you’re stuck?
Oren Ashkenazi shares five activities to beat writer’s block. Then, Oren lists six pros and cons of the magic school genre. Mythcreants
Cherie Demaline answers the question, who gets to write Indigenous stories? (Yes, it’s from last year, but always a timely reminder.) CBC Books
And that tipsday.
Consider returning on Thursday for your weekly dose of thoughty.
Until then, be well, my friends.