Welcome to tipsday, the place to load up on informal writerly learnings.
Barbara Linn Probst wants a place to write. Kris Maze gives you three reasons to consider readability before you publish. Writers in the Storm
Janice Hardy touts the freedom of writing without chapters. Diana Gabaldon does this too … think Imma try this some time. Then, she shares a simple trick to keep readers turning pages. Fiction University
It was question week on WU! Sophie Masson wonders, what do you save? Then, Jim Dempsey asks, do you really want to be a writer? Natalie Hart: what do people get wrong about you? Jeanne Cavelos extolls the compelling, emotional, complex sentence. Writer Unboxed
K.M. Weiland offers three life-changing rules for finding more writing inspiration this year. Helping Writers Become Authors
Sacha Black shares six steps to setting yourself up financially as a writer in 2020. Writers Helping Writers
Sara Letourneau assigns additional reading on the theme of man and the natural world. Pamela Taylor is celebrating the solstice (a little late, but hey, SOLSTICE). DIY MFA
The Take unpacks the tough woman trope.
Then, Shaelin looks at the manic pixie dream girl trope (which, it turns out, is not a trope at all). Reedsy
Chris Winkle outlines six important differences between filmed and narrated stories. Oren Ashkenazi analyzes five stories where the heroes lack agency. Mythcreants
Robert Lee Brewer considers when to use a while and when to use awhile. Writer’s Digest
Thank you for taking the time to visit and I hope you found it worthwhile 🙂
Until Thursday, be well!