Ack! We’re in the last week of August! The weather’s still holding though. I, for one, am going to extend summer for as long as I can.
Whether you’re heading back to school or work, take some time to enjoy these informal writerly learnings 🙂
Vaughn Roycroft talks story endings: happy or sad or something else? Kathleen McCleary considers the values of good fiction. Writer Unboxed
Christina Delay extolls the power of the writing tribe. Then, Jenny Hansen covers the writer hierarchy of needs. Margie Lawson wants you to strive for excellence by using what you learn. Writers in the Storm
K.M. Weiland: how to tell if your story has too much plot, not enough character. Helping Writers Become Authors
Joanna Penn interviews Cat Rose about being a creative introvert. The Creative Penn
Roz Morris offers seven swift storytelling hacks for backstory, description, dialogue, exposition, point of view, and plot. Nail Your Novel
Victoria Mixon takes a different approach to character motivation. Then, September C. Fawkes shares four keys to a powerful denouement. Writers Helping Writers
Jenna Moreci compares static and dynamic characters.
Abigail K. Perry delves into James Scott Bell’s eleventh signpost scene: lights out. Brenda Joyce Patterson takes a deep dive into playwriting. Then Bethany Henry offers five tips for creating engaging characters. DIY MFA
Janice Hardy explains how to write a scene (and what qualifies as a scene). Fiction University
Jami Gold hopes you take a leap of faith in fiction and in life.
Oren Ashkenazi analyses seven stories with contrived character conflict. Mythcreants
William R. Leibowitz details his research for his latest novel: using facts as the base of science fiction. Writer’s Digest
Laurie Penny says, we can be heroes: how nerds are reinventing pop culture. A story about stories, fanfic, structure, the hero’s journey, and awesome. Wired
Thanks for visiting. I’ll be back on Thursday with some thoughty links for you.
Until then, be well.