Another week, another bunch of informal writerly learnings. Enjoy!
Janice Hardy wonders, is your plot going somewhere readers will follow? Then, Janice offers some guides for using internal conflict that make sense. Fiction University
Brené Brown: Why Your Critics aren’t the Ones Who Count. 99u
Sandra Wendel explains the differences between line editing, copy editing, and proofreading. Jane Friedman
Christina Kaye shows you how to start, build, and grow your email list. Helping Writers Become Authors
Shaelin Bishop demonstrates line editing. Shaelin Writes
Ellen Buikema promotes the value of writing young adult literature. Writers in the Storm
Megan Taylor Morrison shares eight growing pains she had while learning to edit equitably. Elizabeth Spann Craig
Emily Zarka considers the Baba Yaga: the ancient origins of the famous witch. Monstrum | PBS Storied
Jim Dempsey explains what to expect from an editor. Juliet Marillier is writing in wild times. Then, Kathryn Craft presents seven sneaky ways to spotlight story wisdom. Writer Unboxed
Alli Sinclair helps you write better dialogue. Writers Helping Writers
The Simp trope, explained. The Take
Chris Winkle addresses feminists and romance fans: let’s fight our common enemy. Then, Oren Ashkenazi explains how Legendborn created an enthralling love triangle. Mythcreants
The Gold Digger trope, explained. The Take
Judith Herman: eleven words that don’t mean what you think they mean. Mental Floss
Thank you for stopping by, and I hope you found something to support your current work in progress.
Until Thursday, be well and stay safe, my writerly friends!