Here comes the first tipsday of the new year. Time to indulge in some informal writerly learnings.
Laura Highcove: how your writer’s intuition knows what advice works best for you. Later in the week, Gabriela Pereira interviews Alexandra Monir about the dystopian superhero story. Then, Kim Lozano shares five musts for writing a compelling story beginning. DIY MFA
Princess Weekes: Wonder Woman 1984 was a bitter disappointment. Melina Pendulum
Janice Hardy offers a five-minute fix to jumpstart your scene. Fiction University
Shaelin Bishop offers her advice on how to finish your novel in 2021. Reedsy
The Himbo trope, explained. The Take
The likeable sociopath trope, explained. The Take
Kelsey Allagood: what Gandhi taught me about telling stories that mean something. Later in the week, Jeanne Kisacky shares strategies for restarting a cold project. Writer Unboxed
Shaelin Bishop shares what she learned about writing in 2020. Shaelin Writes
Bunny lists five Arab and Muslim stereotypes to avoid. Mythcreants
All Stories Matter: The Need for Afro-Futurism | Ramatoulie Bobb | TEDxRoyalCentralSchool
Nina Munteanu is embracing the paradox of creative destruction.
Foz Meadows writes a response to Meghan Cox Grudon and the Wall Street Journal. About the classics and teaching them in a modern context. shattersnipe: malcontent & rainbows
The Backlisted podcast considers the influence of Susan Cooper’s The Dark is Rising with Robert Macfarlane and Jackie Morris, co-authors of The Lost Words and The Lost Spells.
Livia Gershon reveals sci-fi pen pals James Tiptree Jr. and Joanna Russ. JSTOR Daily
The Merril Collection, AKA the Spaced-Out Library, is 50! Toronto Public Libraries
Thanks for stopping by. I hope you found something to support your current work in progress.
Until Thursday, be well and stay safe!