You’ve made it through Monday! Reward yourself with some informal writerly learnings. They’re good for your writerly soul 🙂
Sophie Masson offers her first impressions on book covers. Then, Jim Dempsey considers a fusion of fiction with fact. Juliet Marillier is finding hope in the power of storytelling. Kathryn Craft: determining relevant conflict, or … the curious case of the constipated elephant. Then, David Corbett ponders distraction, focus, silence. Writer Unboxed
Teenage girl makes chaotic life choices. Jill Bearup
Allison K. Williams explains how to get your writing done when New Year’s resolutions don’t work (and they usually don’t). Then, Kayla Kauffman warns, don’t let your characters fall into the daily routine trap. Sharon Oard Warner reveals what can happen when you resolve to write a little every day. Jane Friedman
External conflict vs. internal conflict. Reedsy
K.M. Weiland reflects on the six gifts she gave herself in 2021. Helping Writers Become Authors
Lisa Norman explains whether you’re languishing or flourishing how to recapture your writing mojo. Kathleen Baldwin: who are your readers and why does it matter? Then, Julie Glover wonders what you need to write regularly. Writers in the Storm
The Fates: Greek mythology’s most powerful deities. Fate & Fabled | PBS Storied
Joanna Penn interviews William Kenower: a writer’s guide to the end of self-doubt. The Creative Penn
Sue Coletta explains how to kill your darlings: writers, get a knife. Writers Helping Writers
Nathan Bransford explains how to avoid overcorrecting after receiving feedback.
Why the Madonna-whore complex still reigns. The Take
Manuela Williams shares her must-read books on the craft of poetry. Then, Gabriela Pereira interviews Leslie Vedder about world building and character friendships in a YA fairy tale retelling. Jeanette the Writer explains how to balance fiction writing with writing for pay. Then, Soleah K. Sadge shares five ways a five-pillar foundation can help build your author brand. DIY MFA
The pandemic onscreen is … The Take
Chris Winkle explains how to keep your favourite character from ruining your story. Then, Oren Ashkenazi lists five ways Arcane could have been better. Mythcreants
Thanks for visiting. I hope you found something to support your current work in progress.
Until Thursday, be well and stay safe!