A nice, compact batch of informal writerly learnings, this week.
Piper Bayard and Jay Holmes list ten character traits of an espionage hero. Later in the week, Janice Hardy stops by and explains what happens when your plot hides behind the details. Writers in the Storm
K.M. Weiland poses five questions to help you choose a protagonist who represents your story’s theme. Helping Writers Become Authors
Nancy Johnson asks, is your book done yet? Donald Maass explores the making of a hero or heroine. Bryn Greenwood talks about what happens after your dreams come true. Cathy Yardley: dare to deliver. Writer Unboxed
Tamar Sloan dig into writerly procrastination, why it happens, and how to break free of it. Then, Angela Ackerman wonders, how do you know if your protagonist is strong enough? Writers Helping Writers
How to write a strong protagonist. Reedsy
Leanne Sowul explains how to find your writing purpose. And here’s my latest Speculations column: five ways to rock NaNoWriMo. DIY MFA
Robert Lee Brewer sorts out the distinctions between imminent, immanent, and eminent. Writer’s Digest
Chris Winkle: six rape tropes and how to replace them. Then, Oren Ashkenazi examines siege warfare before gunpowder. Mythcreants
Thanks for stopping by. I hope you found something to help you wrestle your work in progress into shape.
Be well until Thursday!