Welcome to another week of informal writerly learnings 🙂 Enjoy!
Erika Liodice explains how to create an authentic setting from a place you’ve never been. Matthew Norman advises, when in doubt, look about. Then, Deanna Cabinian offers some tips from a pregnant lady on deflecting unsolicited writing advice. Nancy Johnson shares three tips for mastering conflict in your novel. Later in the week, Julie Carrick Dalton is crafting climate futures we can survive. Writer Unboxed
Princess Weekes looks at WandaVision and the feminine madness. Melina Pendulum
K.M. Weiland completes her review of the flat archetypal arc with the mentor in part 21 of her archetypal character arcs series. Helping Writers Become Authors
Colleen M. Story lists three reasons writing is a healthy form of escape. Elizabeth Spann Craig
Writing compelling character relationships. Shaelin Writes
James Scott Bell says, act like a professional. Colleen M. Story explains how to tell the difference between procrastination and a true writing crisis. Writers Helping Writers
Princess Weekes loves Octavia E. Butler, the grand dame of science fiction. It’s Lit | PBS Storied
Tasha Seegmiller is exploring a character’s past wound. Then, Julie Glover shares five more quick dialog tips. Writers in the Storm
Emily Zarka looks at the macabre origins of the grim reaper. Monstrum | PBS Storied
My latest speculations: ten AAPI science fiction and fantasy authors to read right now. Later in the week, Lauren Eckhardt shared five ways to catch your golden butterfly. DIY MFA
Why slow adulting is a good thing. The Take
Kristine Kathryn Rusch presents part seven of her fear-based decision-making series: fear and all writers.
Rachelle Shaw lists ten alternative types of short fiction. Fiction University
Jane Friedman breaks down where her money comes from.
The dangerous woman. How we package female sexuality. The Take
Chris Winkle points out what you need to know when planning character arcs. Then, Oren Ashkenazi analyzes six twists that hurt the story. Mythcreants
Nate Berg: stunning new museum brings Hans Christian Andersen’s stories to life. Fast Company
Hank you for taking the time to stop by, and I hope you found something to support your current work in progress.
Until Thursday, be well and stay safe!