Aaaaand … tipsday’s back! As December 1st fell on a Wednesday, it’s not its usual honkin’ self, but I managed to fill out the curation with some lovely videos. Enjoy!
Tim Hickson on writing: subtext (and how to use it!). Hello, Future Me
Not your hero. Khadija Mbowe
Chris Winkle asks, does your villain twirl their mustache? Then, Oren Ashkenazi looks at how Max Gladstone writes magic law in Three Parts Dead. Mythcreants
Princess Weekes considers the magical negroes of Stephen King. Melina Pendulum
Should all writers begin with short stories? Reedsy
Ben Pearson: here’s why movie dialogue has gotten more difficult to understand (and three ways to fix it). Slash Film
Why you have no motivation (and how to fix it). Shaelin Writes
Ena Alvarado explains how social upheaval gave rise to the picaresque novel. JSTOR Daily
Stop worrying about female characters being likeable. The Take
Thanks for stopping by. I hope you found something to support your current work in progress.
Until Thursday (which is a bit of a runt, this week, I’ll be honest), be well and stay safe!