It’s time, once again, to fill up on informal writerly learnings.
Tom Bentley concerns himself with the fictions of our minds. Kathryn Magendie helps you find your DIY-style voice. Donald Maass wants you to get real. Liza Nash Taylor says, we only see the weeds. Writer Unboxed
K.M. Weiland delves into the flat archetype of the lover in part 17 of her archetypal character arcs series. Helping Writers Become Authors
These shoes will kill you. Jill Bearup
Margie Lawson wonders, what’s your body language IQ? Writers in the Storm
Bella Mahaya Carter says, ask for what you want, writers. Then, Kim Catanzarite shows you how to stoke your mental fire (if you have brain strain). Jane Friedman
Shaelin discusses how to work with a professional editor. Reedsy
Angela Ackerman shares two words that will supercharge your writing career. (Spoilers: good enough.) Jessica Conoley helps you build your writing support triangle with part 1: critique. Colleen M. Story lists seven signs that reveal writing is part of your life’s purpose. Writers Helping Writers
On her own channel, Shaelin explains how to turn an idea into a book. Shaelin Writes
Ambre Dawn Leffler wants you to feed your senses for a bounty of creativity. Then, Pamela Taylor considers the unsavory side of authenticity. Later in the week, Stacey Parkins Millett highlights enduring stories steeped in race. DIY MFA
Pneuma: breath as a magic system. Tale Foundry
Bethany Henry explains how to include mental health issues in your fiction. Fiction University
Kristine Kathryn Rusch brings you part four of her fear-based decision-making series: heads, sand, and traditional publishing.
The wild woman trope: a story of radical self-discovery. The Take
Fay Onyx shows us what respectfully depicting a character adapting to a disability looks like. Then, Oren Ashkenazi analyzes five poorly motivated villains from popular stories. Mythcreants
Thank you for taking the time to visit. I hope you found something to support your current work in progress.
Until Thursday, be well, my writerly friends!