Welcome to another week. You’ve made it past Monday! Reward yourself with some informal writerly learnings.
Shaelin explains how to unstick your draft. Reedsy
Greer Macallister explains what’s new and what’s not about book launches now. Jim Dempsey tackles diversity in publishing. Then, Barbara Linn Probst says, you never know the difference your book could make … Kathryn Craft says, the art of the chapter break is retention and seduction. David Corbett: Sherlock Holmes, Professor Moriarty, and me. Writer Unboxed
I wrote every day, and this is what I learned. Shaelin Writes
Jami Gold considers whether to avoid or embrace story tropes. Writers Helping Writers
On her own blog, Jami follows up and offers some additional examples: how to make the most of tropes.
The annoying millennial trope, explained. The Take
The sick girl trope, explained. The Take
E.J. Wenstom encourages you to make some author platform New Year’s resolutions. DIY MFA
Jenna Moreci shares her top ten tips for writing your first draft.
Chris Winkle shows you how to choose scenes for your story. Mythcreants
What is a butt tuba and why are there so many of them in medieval illumination? Michelle Brown TED-Ed
Nduta Waweru recounts the rise and fall of Alexandre Dumas, the Black author who ruled European literature in the 1800s. Face 2 Face Africa
Thanks for visiting. I hope you took away something to support your current work in progress.
Until Thursday, be well and stay safe, my writerly friends!