Welcome to the first post-NaNo tipsday of 2020! Because I don’t watch YouTube during November, I have a lot of videos to catch up on. Expect a fair number of videos in the next two or three weeks 🙂
Black and Indigenous lives matter.
Wear your masks, maintain physical distance, wash your hands, and get your flu shot as soon as they’re available. I say this last because our local pharmacies ran out of flu vaccine almost as soon as they were stocked. We’re hoping to make our appointments, soonish, now that we’ve heard they have more in.
Leanne Sowul dubs 2020 the year of reflection. Then, Gabriela Pereira interviews Veena Rao: the unexpected female protagonist. Later in the week, Anita Ramirez lists five reasons you’re never too old to launch a writing career. DIY MFA
Princess Weekes explains why the cynical superhero isn’t that interesting (with philosophy). Melina Pendulum
Donald Mass: the beat goes on. Kathryn Magendie talks royalties: what this writer made, once upon one time. Then, Julianna Baggott nurturing the automatic writer. Writer Unboxed
John Peragine shares seven more plot structures for pantsers. Later in the week, James Preston helps you get past the black page. Writers in the Storm
Shaelin explains how to write a character arc. Reedsy
James Scott Bell wonders, do you have a sense of where you are? Writers Helping Writers
Allison K. Williams helps you move from first draft to second draft to publishable book. Jane Friedman
The spicy Latina trope, explained. The Take
Chris Winkle explains how and why you should consolidate your story. Then, Oren Ashkenazi analyzes the climaxes of Marvel’s phase three (part 2). Mythcreants
Princess Weekes tackles the question, are graphic novels … novels? It’s Lit | PBS Storied
Nina Munteanu revisits Darwin’s Paradox: compassion and evolution.
Andrew Liptak: SFWA names Nalo Hopkinson the 37th Damon Knight Grand Master. Tor.com
The Torontonian roots of Doctor Who. The Toronto Dreams Project Historical Ephemera Blog
Thank you for visiting, and I hope you found something to support your current work in progress.
Until Thursday, be well and stay safe!