And here is your latest curation of informal writerly learnings.
Sophie Masson talks big publishers, small publishers, and contract negotiations. Jim Dempsey wants you to tune out your self-doubt. Julie Carrick Dalton praises the power of writerly kindness. Porter Anderson considers the place of place in our writing. Writer Unboxed
K.M. Weiland shares five ways writers (try to) fake their way to good storytelling. Helping Writers Become Authors
James Navé and Alegra Huston stop by Jane Friedman’s blog: how to plan a book reading that delights your audience.
September C. Fawkes offers story structure in a flash. Then, Sacha Black wants you to nip and tuck your saggy middle with conflict. Writers Helping Writers
Jeanette the Writer covers the stages of editing grief. Later in the week, Gabriela Pereira interviews Sam Sykes about the emotional weight of storytelling. DIY MFA
Jami Gold wonders, are you a pantser, a plotter, or something in between? Click through to the original tweet by Cheyenne A. Lepka—it’s AWESOME! Warmed this old gamer’s heart 🙂
Jenny Hansen shares Brené Brown’s top ten tips for success. Laura Drake follows up on Jenny’s column with this: dare to be vulnerable in your writing life. Writers in the Storm
Chris Winkle wants you to understand exploitative plots. Mythcreants
Guy Gavriel Kay offers some writing advice: don’t take writing advice. Literary Hub
Thanks for stopping by. I hope you found something to help you with your latest creative project.
Until Thursday, be well, my writerly friends!