Now I’m back to full-week curation, tipsday is back to its regular size 🙂 Enjoy!
Greer Macallister offers a gift guide for the writer in your life. Then, new contributor Nguyễn Phan Quế Mai considers climbing many mountains. Kathleen McCleary: stories will save you. Then, Kathryn Craft reveals the hidden—but crucial—mad skill. David Corbett: for the sheer joy of it. Desmond Hall drops some writing wisdom: respect for your craft, captain happen, and excavating perspective. Writer Unboxed
Ellen Brock provides her advice for the methodological pantser. In case you need a reminder, Ellen presented her four types of writers about a year ago …
Penny Sansevieri lists ten keys to successful publishing. Then, Colleen M. Story wants you to channel your inner James Bond to boost writing success. Piper Bayard gives you ten steps to get from NaNoWriMo to publication. Writers in the Storm
Jill Bearup says, size does matter …
K.M. Weiland reveals the two halves of the third plot point. (Links to the entire series at the bottom of the post.) Helping Writers Become Authors
Heather Campbell explains how to overcome perfectionism and achieve your writing goals. Then, Tiffany Yates Martin advises when—and whether—to hire a developmental editor. Then, Barbara Linn Probst considers a book launch: baby, art, or product? Jane herself makes a bold statement: yes, social media can sell books, but not if publishers sit on their hands. Jane Friedman
How to self-edit your manuscript. Reedsy
Chuck Wendig delves into the latest publishing controversy: does social media sell books? A vital inquisition! Terribleminds
And Dan Blank offers his reasoned perspective: does social media sell books? We Grow Media
The Dragon Lady trope. Regaining her power. The Take
Lauren J. Sharkey is finding the joy of writing. Then, Adam W. Burgess says that if you want to write your best, find your writing community. Angela Yeh shares five ways to change the world with your creativity. DIY MFA
Roz Morris explains how to cope with a hefty report from a developmental editor. Nail Your Novel
Chris Winkle tells you how to keep readers happy with your novel series. Then, Oren Ashkenazi wonders which show is the most engaging, Voltron, The Dragon Prince, or She-ra? Mythcreants
Xiran Jay Zhao does a Chinese cultural breakdown of Shang Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings.
Kristen Lamb explains how to harness the true power of dialogue: talk is cheap.
Sophie Gilbert reveals what the sexual violence of Game of Thrones begot. The Atlantic
Blair Braverman: I moved to a remote cabin to write, and I hate it. Outside
Thank you for visiting, and I hope you found something to support your current work in progress.
Until Thursday, be well and stay safe, my writerly friends!