Another week, another batch of informal writerly learnings 🙂
Jeanette the Writer: forewords, introductions, and prologues … oh, my! Then, Tammy Lough wants to help you create your series bible. DIY MFA
K.M. Weiland wants you to take your writing to the next level: whole-life art. Helping Writers Become Authors
Yi Shun Lai: better your writing by being a beginner—every day. Later in the week, Justin Attis warns against some common pitfalls of trying to make your story “unique.” Jane Friedman
Sophie Masson relates the pleasures and pitfalls of writing a multi-POV narrative. Donald Maass is back to the one-word titles: legendary. Bryn Greenwood explains what a ghost heart has to do with writing fiction. “The difference between the memoir I’ll never write and the novels I can’t stop writing is all about processing personal experience into fiction.” Jo Eberhardt: one story, many paths. Writer Unboxed
Tamar Sloan is digging deep into the psychology of a layered story. Writers Helping Writers
Fae Rowan writes about lost love and using your young adult voice. Later in the week, Janice Hardy stops by to explain how to write an opening scene that hooks readers. Writers in the Storm
David Safford explains how to apply helpful writing feedback (and how to know what you can ignore). The Write Practice
Chris Winkle shows you how to avoid melodrama in your writing. Then, Oren Ashkenazi writes about water travel before engines. Mythcreants
Cory Doctorow: I shouldn’t have to publish this in the New York Times. The New York Times
Open Culture reveals how Jane Austen edited her manuscripts with straight pins.
And that was tipsday. I hope you found something you need to help with your current work in progress.
Until Thursday, be well!