Welcome to another tipsday, your chance to stock up on informal writerly learnings.
Janice Hardy shares four ways to create emotional peril in your characters. Another piece of advice I desperately need 😦 Later in the week, Janice explains how the climax works in a novel. Fiction University
Tiffany Yates Martin helps you figure out when your story is “finished.” Matthew Norman says, scenes matter most. Later in the week, Julie Carrick Dalton takes us inside the writer’s dreamworld. Then, Deanna Caninian shares four writing lessons from binge-watching TV. Writer Unboxed
Shaelin explains how to write distinct character voices. Reedsy
K.M. Weiland continues her archetypal character arcs series with part 8: an introduction to the 12 shadow archetypes. Helping Writers Become Authors
Colleen M. Story explains how to give a great podcast author interview. Writers Helping Writers
Then, Shaelin explains how to format internal narration and thoughts. Reedsy
Jim C. Hines offers some considered yet passionate commentary on identity policing and own voices.
Nathan Bransford lets you know when to hire a freelance book editor.
On her own channel, Shaelin demonstrates line editing on short stories. Shaelin Writes
Anita Ramirez recounts the life of a writer: and so, it begins. Angela Yeh: poetry is for you. Yes. You. Then, Mark Stevens wants you to get good at taking feedback. DIY MFA
Julie Artz explains how to get accepted by a writing mentorship program. Jane Friedman
The teen mom trope; tragic, heroic, or glam? The Take
Kris Maze lists 13 ways your writing inspiration already surrounds you. Writers in the Storm
Chris Winkle analyzes five ridiculous stories about stories. Then, Oren Ashkenazi looks at seven prologues and the problems they cause. Mythcreants
Jacky Barile shows us how 100-year-old books are professionally restored. Incredibly soothing. Insider
Alexander Chee explains how to unlearn everything. When it comes to writing the “other” what questions are we not asking? From 2019, but still relevant. Vulture
Ashawnta Jackson relates how Kitchen Table Press changed publishing. JSTOR Daily
Thanks for visiting, and I hope you took away something to support your current work in progress.
Until Thursday, be well and stay safe, my writerly friends.