Here we are, in mid-June, half-way through the year. Celebrate whatever you’ve accomplished and enjoy some informal writerly learnings 🙂
Arthur Klepchukov says, word count goals shouldn’t be your only goals. Jim Dempsey explains how to respond to criticism. Sarah Callender considers things she forgets to remember when she’s writing a novel: mood. Kathryn Craft: when something good incites story. Writer Unboxed
Julie Glover shares five tips for writing great dialogue from The Gilmour Girls. Barbara Linn Probst takes a fresh look at “writing what you know.” Writers in the Storm
Jenna Moreci returns with part three of her dialogue series: it’s all about tags.
K.M. Weiland lists six requirements for writing better character goals. Helping Writers Become Authors
Jami Gold: are story goals slowing your pace? Writers Helping Writers
Then, Jami follows up on her own blog: can passive goals ever be good for our stories?
Alexa Donne shares her magic editing hack that fixes pacing.
Nathan Bransford lists the most common mistakes writers make. Then he explains what it takes to write a good climax for a novel.
Leanne Sowul wants you to balance the supply and demand of the writing life. DIY MFA
Sarah McGuire explains how to guide a critique. Fiction University
Cat Rose explains how to survive a conference even if you’re an introvert. The Creative Penn
Bunny helps you select classical music to set any scene. Then, Oren Ashkenazi looks at four problematic tropes to drop and what you can do instead. Mythcreants
Jane van Koerverden reports on the $6K literary award to honour YA books written in an indigenous language. CBC
Thanks for stopping by and I hope you found something of value in the mix.
Until Thursday, be well. See you then 🙂