This week’s batch of informal writerly learnings is a bit more select than usual, but it’s all good stuff 🙂
Greer Macallister is defending (or not) historical fiction. Annie Neugebauer has some advice for writers who are in it. Donald Maass: the anti-arc. Therese Walsh wants you to move beyond two-dimensional character building and capture the real. Writer Unboxed
K.M. Weiland dives deep into creating your character’s inner conflict: want vs. need. Helping Writers Become Authors
James Scott Bell asks, how realistic do your action scenes need to be? Then, Angelica Hartgers recommends using backward design to plan your story. Writers Helping Writers
Helen Darling gives you the lowdown on ISBNs. Rebecca Fish Ewen expounds on the impact of lost words (and decries their loss). DIY MFA
Jenna Moreci explains how to end your story.
Chris Winkle shares six ways to add novelty to your story. Mythcreants
Kris Kennedy’s back on Jami Gold’s blog with part two of her avoid infodumping by making backstory essential series.
Jillian Boehme offers some survival tips for writers who would rather hide. Fiction University
Thanks for stopping by and I hope you found something you need to fuel your current work in progress.
Until Thursday, be well!