It’s the last tipsday of June 2021! The year’s almost half over 😦 Console yourself with some informal writerly learnings. They’re good medicine.
Carol Van Den Hende wants you to judge a book by its cover: how to SPARC great cover design. Then, Hailey Milliman helps you to improve the clarity of your writing. DIY MFA
Jill Bearup makes the perfect murder dress.
Princess Weekes: So, DC’s trying to tell us that Batman doesn’t eat out? (Yeah, it’s exactly what you think—but also a plea to see healthy depictions of female pleasure on screen.) Melina Pendulum
K.M. Weiland covers the flat archetype of the elder in part 20 of her archetypal character arcs series. Helping Writers Become Authors
Emily Zarka considers the urban legend of black-eyed children. Monstrum | PBS Storied
Susan DeFreitas outlines three strengths and three weaknesses of starting your novel with character. Jane Friedman
The rise of relentless optimism. The Take
Rayne Hall considers goal and motivation: what does your character want, and why? Then, Colleen M. Story poses four questions to help you determine whether your writing matters. Fiction University
How the five stages of grief are misrepresented on screen. The Take
Ali Pitargue: BC authors reclaim Filipino folklore from colonial influences. CBC
Thanks for visiting! I hope you found something to support your current work in progress.
Until Thursday, be well and stay safe!