You’ve worked hard this week (so far). Reward yourself with some informal writerly learnings.
Jael McHenry: it’s always in the last place you look. Donald Maass considers persuasion. Then, Kathryn Craft wants you to give your reader an experience. David Corbett has a conversation with Zoe Quinton about developmental editing. And Kathryn Magendie writes about becoming a rogue planet (when you lose your publisher). Writer Unboxed
K.M. Weiland shares part two of her five character arcs at a glance series: the three negative arcs. Helping Writers Become Authors
Abigail K. Perry looks at characters in terms of grit, wit, and it. Slush Pile Survivor
C.S. Lakin explains when telling, not showing, emotion is the right choice. Writers Helping Writers
Leanne Sowul: what writing can do for you. DIY MFA
Jenna Moreci lists her top ten worst dystopian tropes.
Sangeeta Mehta interviews Sarah LaPolla and Kim Lionetti for Jane Friedman’s blog.
Chuck Wendig: on writing from a place of fear vs from a place of love. Terribleminds
Reedsy offers a guide to fantasy subgenres.
Chris Winkle: filling in your story’s middle. Then, Oren Ashkenazi relates six common forms of bad writing advice. Mythceants
Jami Gold: when writing advice goes wrong.
Robert Lee Brewer looks at the difference between it’s and its. I know, seems basic. Doesn’t mean I don’t make the mistake from time to time. Reinforcement is always good. Writer’s Digest
Richard Lea and Sian Cain pay tribute to Toni Morrison, who died August 6, at the age of 88. The Guardian
Dwight Garner honours Morrison as a writer of many gifts who bent language to her will. The New York Times
There were so many more tributes, this humble curation would have been huge. I just chose a couple.
Thanks for stopping by. I hope you found something of value.
Until Thursday, be well, my writerly friends!