Counting down to Hallowe’en, NaNoWriMo, and Wordstock Sudbury! Be prepared with this excellent selection of informal writerly learnings 🙂
Jan O’Hara helps you avoid a writing cat-astrophe. Sarah McCoy: confession of a lapsed reader. Heather Webb is writing boldly, without fear. Writer Unboxed
Meg LaTorre catalogues filter words you should remove from your manuscript. iWriterly
Becca Puglisi shows you how to use secondary characters to sway the reader. Eldred Bird explains how to create a multi-use logline. Then, Margie Lawson shows you how to make hugs carry power. Writers in the Storm
K.M. Weiland offers a writer’s guide to understanding people. Helping Writers Become Authors
Bonnie Randall: scaredy-pants! Four breeches—er, breaches—that elicit fear in your characters. Then, Janice Hardy shares two tips that make plotting your novel way easier. Fiction University
Jeanette the Writer shares six things editors want writers to know. Gabriela Pereira interviews Nicole Valentine about pacing, world building, and time travel. Savannah Cordova shares five tips for writing nail-biting suspense. Then, Rayne Lacko offers five ways to write what you want to understand. DIY MFA
Chuck Wendig wants you to find the balance of self-care and tough love. Terribleminds
Chris Winkle: Carnival Row shows us the damage a reveal can do. Then, Oren Ashkenazi analyzes five slow story openings and explains how to avoid them. Mythcreants
Jenna Moreci shares ten tips for creating magic systems.
Christina Bacchilega: how mermaid stories illustrate complex truths about being human. Literary Hub
Thank you for stopping by and I hope you found something useful for the busy writing months ahead.
Until next time, be well!