It’s the last tipsday of 2020! Quick, get your informal writerly learnings while they last!
Janice Hardy suggests you try this fun exercise to shake up your muse. Fiction University
How to write descriptively – Nalo Hopkinson. TED-ed
Shaelin Bishop makes a craft video on writing experimental fiction: the unity of form and concept. Shaelin Writes
Kristen Lamb considers amazing grace: what do we do when we’re our own worst critic?
Princess Weekes: is Dune the most important scifi series ever? It’s Lit | PBS Storied
The Becky trope, explained. The Take
And, the sexy vampire trope, explained. The Take
Chris Winkle lists five ways to build your storytelling muscles. Then, Oren Ashkenazi explains how Interview with a Vampire shows the strengths and weaknesses of adaptation. Mythcreants
Emily Zarka considers the Pontianak, the vengeful, violent, vampiric ghost of southeast Asia. Monstrum | PBS Storied
Waubgeshig Rice: Indigenous identity and the responsibility of telling stories. Open Book
Thanks for visiting and I hope you took away something to support your current work in progress.
Until Thursday, be well and stay safe!