Welcome July! We’ve finally hit summer up here in northeastern Ontario. And it was just Canada Day (yesterday)! It’s time to celebrate with some informal writerly learnings 🙂
Nathan Bransford explains how to handle multiple protagonists in a query letter. Later in the week, he shares a list of character strengths and weaknesses.
Abigail K. Perry examines James Scott Bell’s signpost scene #12: mounting forces. Brenda Joyce Patterson takes a deep dive into historical poetry. DIY MFA
Lisa Hall-Wilson wants you to make your setting real with strategic description. Tasha Seegmiller explains how to survive a writing crisis. Laura drake talks ideation: where do ideas come from? Writers in the Storm
Jenna Moreci lists ten reasons you’re not “making it” as a writer.
Again, Alexa Donne riffs on a similar theme: five reasons fiction writers quit.
K.M. Weiland shares four ways to write gripping internal narrative with the help of a brave critique volunteer. Helping Writers Become Authors
What does “plot reveals character” mean? Jami Gold has the answer.
Orly Konig proposes mind mapping as a pantser’s path to plotting. Fiction University
Oren Ashkenazi looks at six stories that focus too much on side characters. Mythcreants
Molly Templeton: YA Twitter can be toxic, but it can also point out real problems. Buzzfeed
Thanks for stopping by, and I hope you found something you need to help move your current creative project forward.
Until Thursday, be well, my friends!