Ah. Here we are in September. Back to … all the things. Ease back into your routine with some informal writerly learnings.
Lainey Cameron advises you use a three-tier backup plan. Then Tiffany Yates Martin helps you to reclaim the creative spark in troubled times. Writers in the Storm
K.M. Weiland explains how to use a truth chart to figure out your character’s arc. Helping Writers Become Authors
Julia Munroe Martin wonders, what makes you love your main character? Molly Best Tinsley explains how hearing voice(s) led to order in a previously chaotic manuscript. Barbara O’Neal explains what happens when the book takes over everything. Writer Unboxed
Pathologist Jane Bennett Munro wants to help you explain forensics to readers. Elizabeth Spann Craig
Jeanette the Writer reveals the secret importance of readability. Tess Enterline explains why it’s okay (and sometimes necessary) to step away from our writing. Constance Emmett shares five tips for writing complex, flesh and blood, LGBTQ+ characters. DIY MFA
Janice Hardy doesn’t want you to create cardboard conflicts. Fiction University
Jami Gold explains how sequels make scenes stronger. Then, Kris Kennedy stops by to explain how to avoid info dumping by making backstory essential.
Chris Winkle: how to turn your fanfic into your original fiction. Then, Oren Ashkenazi answers the question, how do cannon affect your naval combat? Mythcreants
Robert Lee Brewer considers OK vs. Okay vs. O.K. Writer’s Digest
N.K. Jemisin, Jasmine Guillory, and Lauren Wilkinson: publishing’s still owned by white men. The Washington Post
Nick Venable talks to the creators of The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance about the challenges of making a puppet series on Netflix. Saw the first episode—love! CinemaBlend
And that was tipsday. I hope you found something to help you progress with your work in progress.
Come back on Thursday for some thoughty goodness 🙂