I hope you’re all staying safe and well in these troubling times. If you’re self-isolating or quarantining, you’ve probably already had a chance to see all the informal writerly learnings I share. If you haven’t, please see this as a helpful resource to spend you time productively if you’re having trouble concentrating for long stretches of time.
I am still working, but I work in employment that has been considered a critical service and, unfortunately, our virtual network is at capacity. Still, several of my colleagues are off because of the school and day care closures and I maintain social distancing to the degree possible. I bring lunch from home and eat at my desk. I have not travelled. When I don’t work, I only leave the house to walk the dog. My spouse is our designated shopper and is also taking care of shopping for our Moms. We’re all being as safe as we can.
Vaughn Roycroft: it’s the end of the world as we know it (and writing feels fine). Dave King says, do it again, do it again! Some practical advice about writing series. Barbara Linn Probst: 36 debut authors tell it like it is. Writer Unboxed
K.M. Weiland tackles five questions about how to manage multiple points of view in your stories. Helping Writers Become Authors
Then, she suggests five inspirational reads (if you’re self-isolating or quarantining).
And … six happy movies or series. This video came first, actually. Katie starts off by explaining her covid-19 inspired idea for a video series.
Emily E.J. Wenstrom: writing unlikable characters readers will root for. Jane Friedman
Lucy V. Hays explains why all writers need a structural toolbox. Writers Helping Writers
Shaelin discusses how to plan a series. Reedsy
And … the trilogy, specifically. Reedsy
Leanne Sowul helps you write through depression. Pamela Taylor wants you to create authentic details about food. Then, Gabriela Pereira interviews E.J. Wenstrom about bringing a fantasy series to a close. Rosie O’Neill shares five ways to rekindle inspiration for your current writing project. DIY MFA
Then, E.J. Wenstrom visited Fiction University to explain how she tricked her pantser brain into plotting.
Oren Ashkenazi provides six tips for avoiding repetitive conflict. Mythcreants
She never wrote more than a page a day, but now, Eden Robinson has a Canada Reads finalist book. CBC
Stay safe and be well. Take care.