Another week, another batch of informal writerly learnings. Enjoy!
K.M. Weiland delves into the archetypal antagonists of the maiden: the authority and the predator. Helping Writers Become Authors
Penny C. Sansevieri provides a checklist for in-person book events. Then, Colleen M. Story wants you to cure your internal frustrated writer. Julie Glover reveals the social side of social media for writers. Writers in the Storm
Carol Van Den Hende lists three criteria for effective author posts on LinkedIn. Then, Amy Ayres provides a history of humor writing. Gabriela Pereira interviews Finola Austin about historical fiction, the Brönte family, and the original Mrs. Robinson. Then, Julie Broad lists five ways to make “no” work for you. DIY MFA
Was James Bond a swashbuckler? Jill Bearup
Sarah Penner explains who’s who in your publishing village. Then, Juliet Marillier is writing female characters in historical fantasy. Kathryn Craft presents seven ways to add an undercurrent of tension. Then, David Corbett wonders, will there be a Dr. Strangelove for the war on terror? Writer Unboxed
James Scott Bell says that if you want success, get back to joyous writing. Writers Helping Writers
Khadija Mbowe analyzes Gossip Girl and the possessive investment in beige.
Barbara Linn Probst is choosing a publicist (again): assessing your changing needs. Jane Friedman
Chris Winkle wonders, which descriptive details are excessive to readers? Mythcreants
Kristen Lamb shares three simple ways to hook readers into your series.
The myth of post-feminism. The Take
Lauren Sarner interviews Reservation Dogs star Devery Jacobs: Indigenous stories in Hollywood are long overdue. New York Post
Thank you for taking the time to stop by. I hope you found something to support your current work in progress.
Until Thursday, be well and stay safe!