Here’s a nice bundle of informal writerly learnings for you 🙂
Jael McHenry is making room for silence. Nancy Johnson: what white writers should know about telling black stories. Donald Maass explores the myriad ways in which mystery shapes your story (and returns to the pithy one-word titles). Cathy Yardley offers a snapshot of her writing process. Writer Unboxed
K.M. Weiland explains how to write interesting scenes. Helping Writers Become Authors
James Scott Bell wants you to stay thirsty. Writers Helping Writers
Sara Letourneau is identifying themes in poetry. Laura Highcove wants you to reclaim your agency from writer’s block. Then, Charlene Jimenez describes the five people fiction writers need in their lives. DIY MFA
Jenna Moreci rails against her ten most hated hero tropes.
Fae Rowan suggests these six f-words to create compelling characters. Writers in the Storm
Tara East guest posts on Joanna Penn’s blog: how overwriters can reduce their word count. The Creative Penn
Emily Wenstrom suggests several different tools to track world building in a fantasy series. Writer’s Digest
Chris Winkle explores five relationship dynamics for stronger romances. Then, Oren Ashkenazi explains five ways terrain affects fantasy battles. Mythcreants
Hank Green shares eight things he wished he’d known when he wrote his first book – vlogbrothers
Nathan Bransford thinks this Roald Dahl video is everything. I so love process-y stuff 🙂
And Catherine Ryan Howard shares her process (in parts—more to come): the BIG IDEA.
I hope you enjoyed this curation and found something for your current of next creative project.
Come back on Thursday for your weekly dose to thoughty!
Until then, be well, my writerly friends 🙂