Another week, another batch of informal writerly goodness. Enjoy!
Janice Hardy lists four ways to develop character agency. Then, Laurence MacNaughton shares six steps to fast and easy revision. Fast and easy? OMG, this is what I need. Fiction University
Jessica Conoley is helping you build your writing support triangle. Then, Lisa Cooper Ellison helps you fix your story shapes to quickly improve your manuscript. Jane Friedman
Pride & Prejudice & Zombies: Lizzy vs. Darcy proposal fight. Jill Bearup
K.M. Weiland starts a new series: archetypal character arcs, pt. 1. Helping Writers Become Authors
Joanna Penn interviews David Farland about valuing your books for the long term. The Creative Penn
The Queen’s Gambit – what happens when the genius is female? The Take
Jim Dempsey wonders, what makes a good editor? Then, Kathleen McCleary asks, who are we now? Kathryn Craft examines the power of declaration. Later in the week, David Corbett explains the unique structure of the love story. Then, Desmond Hall drops some writing wisdom. Writer Unboxed
The bimbo trope, explained. The Take
Marissa Graff lists three critical elements of opening scenes. Again, advice I seem to be in desperate need of. Then, Savannah Cordova shares five tips for writing stellar romantic subplots. Writers Helping Writers
Leanne Sowul shares her DIY MFA story: trust your gut. Then, Adam W. Burgess answers the question, what is LGBTQ+ literature? Gabriela Pereira interviews Sharon Harrigan about point of view. Later in the week, Dr. Antonio Gomes helps you write medical fiction. Then, Kendra Beckley shares five effective tips on fiction writing. DIY MFA
Ellen Buikema offers ten self-editing tips. Later in the week, Eldred Bird explains how to write locations as characters. Writers in the Storm
All about structure: how to plot a book. Jenna Moreci
Chris Winkle lists five ways to make a selfish character likable. Then, Oren Ashkenazi discusses five bad habits writers learn from movies and television. Mythcreants
Shannon Luders-Manuel examines the “tragic mulatta” of Bridgerton. JSTOR Daily
Thank you for taking the time to visit. I hope you found something to support your current work in progress.
Until Thursday, be well and stay safe, my writerly friends!