Welcome back to tipsday, your chance to peruse all the informal writerly learnings 🙂
K.M. Weiland covers the flat archetype of the ruler in part 19 of her archetypal character arcs series. Helping Writers Become Authors
Sue Campbell offers a guide for how to be a great podcast guest. Jane Friedman
Shaelin shares her long journey with confidence as a writer. Shaelin Writes
Elizabeth S. Craig is checking in on goals half-way through the year.
Dave King is managing a motif. Then, Barbara Linn Probst is pausing at the border of fiction. Later in the week, Kristan Hoffman posts on not letting ambition take over. Writer Unboxed
What people get wrong about African American English. Otherwords | PBS Storied
Becca Puglisi has some advice for revising your plot after the first draft. Fiction University
Lucy V. Hay shares eight ways to write your novel’s outline. Then, Jessica Conoley returns to complete your writing support triangle with part 3: accountability. Writers Helping Writers
Nathan Bransford: writers are storytellers, not theme-tellers.
Jane Eyre: why we keep reading it (featuring Princess Weekes). It’s Lit | PBS Storied
Anita Ramirez shares the life of a writer—episode 2: the unthinkable. Then, Angela Yeh is discovering ekphrastic poetry. Later in the week, Marissa Levien says, focus on the story, not the word count. Then, Kate Allen shares five tips for balancing writing and your full-time job. DIY MFA
Barbara Linn Probst is bringing a character to life. Jenny Hansen shares five “rules” that may change your writing future. Writers in the Storm
Kristine Kathryn Rusch continues her fear-based decision-making series with part 6: FOMO and the indie writer.
Chris Winkle shares six ways to add stakes to a mystery. Oren Ashkenazi: what a panic on Twitter revealed about writers today. Mythcreants
Why we need the manic pixie dream boy. The Take
Colleen Romaniuk peruses Painted Voices: Sudbury writers publish chapbook about St. Joseph’s Hospital. The Sudbury Star
Claire Cock-Starkey: a star is born (on the history of the asterisk). Lapham’s Quarterly
Ashawnta Jackson: James Baldwin and the FBI. JSTOR Daily
Open Culture shares a never-televised profile of James Baldwin.
Keyaira Boone compiles this list of 18 books to celebrate Juneteenth. Essence
How Jane Austen’s writing reveals her spiritual side. CBC’s “Tapestry”
Kevin Griffin reports that English Bay’s Berkeley Tower to be covered with Douglas Coupland’s murals. Vancouver Sun
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!