Welcome to the first tipsday of May 🙂 Get your informal writerly learnings while they last (just kidding, the archives are always accessible)!
Kim Bullock: what your protagonist’s Spotify playlist might reveal. Elizabeth Huergo recommends Kathleen Acalá and the extraordinary. Then, Sophie Masson shares her experience writing an exclusive audio novel. With apologies for the earworm, Lisa Janice Cohen says she’s “losing my ambition.” Milo Todd wants you to read outside your lane. Writer Unboxed
Tim Hickson: on writing great character descriptions (and he shares one of Shaelin’s). Hello, Future Me
K.M. Weiland delves into the king’s shadow archetypes in part 12 of her archetypal character arcs series. Helping Writers Become Authors
Shaelin Bishop shares three great writing tips that no one ever talks about. Reedsy
Janice Hardy explains why you should know who your narrator is speaking to. Fiction University
David Kadavy promotes mind management, not time management. The Creative Penn
On her own channel, Shaelin shares her short fiction writing process. Shaelin Writes
Tasha Seegmiller shows you how to build your own MFA experience. Then, Eldred Bird lists five writing tips we love to hate. Later in the week, John Peragine discusses serialized storytelling (part 1). Writers in the Storm
Yara-ma-yha-who: Australia’s Regurgitating, Blood-Sucking Monster. Monstrum | PBS Storied
The paradox of cottagecore. The Take
Richelle Lyn helps you create your own virtual writers sabbatical. Then, Amanda Polick explains how to ignite tension in your story with food and natural disaster. Gabriela Pereira interviews Rena Rossner about weaving together history, folklore, and fairy tale. Later in the week, Finola Austin lists traps to avoid when writing in first person. Then, Angyne Smith shares five tips to make your writers’ circle sing. DIY MFA
Jenna Moreci shares ten self-care tips for when you’re busy AF.
Angela Ackerman explains how to write emotion well: know your character. Writers Helping Writers
Kristin Nelson is not a fan of publishing house mergers: a non-love story. Pub Rants
Ashawnta Jackson introduces us to the haiku of Richard Wright. JSTOR Daily
Thanks for stopping by. I hope you found something to support your current work in progress.
Until Thursday, be well and stay safe, my writerly friends 🙂