Another week, another batch of informal writerly learnings 🙂 Enjoy!
Sara Farmer shares the mystery series she enjoys so much, they’re automatic buys. Then, Savannah Cordova lists her top tips for self-publishers in 2022. Gabriela Pereira interviews Sue Campbell about marketing mindset shifts for writers. Then, Marina Barakatt invites you into the pages of Don’t Go without Me. Wilnona and Brandy provide five tips for genre-hopping with ease. DIY MFA
Holiday Barbie, warrior princess. Jill Bearup
Vaughn Roycroft: WU’s greatest gift. Elizabeth Huergo shares a lesson from Joan Didion: clarity trumps expedience. Then, Kelsey Allagood suggests four ways to silence your inner comments section. Julie Carrick Dalton wonders, who are you writing for? Liz Michalski wants a room of her own. Writer Unboxed
Don’t Look Up—a problematic metaphor for climate change? Like Stories of Old
Kris Maze shares nine productivity tips she learned from knitting. Then, Lisa Hall-Wilson shares four tips for writing a trauma disclosure in deep point of view. Ellen Buikema explains how to use touch in writing. Writers in the Storm
Shaelin explains how to write in omniscient point of view. Reedsy
K.M. Weiland lists 11 ways to tell if your inner critic is healthy. Helping Writers Become Authors
Liz Keller Whitehurst is writing magic in a real-world setting. Writers Helping Writers
Princess Weekes goes inside the absurdist mind of Kurt Vonnegut. It’s Lit | PBS Storied
Jane discovers what kind of books translate well to the screen. Jane Friedman
Nathan Bransford helps you figure out whether you’re an athlete or an artist.
How the dyed-hair girl stopped being edgy. The Take
Chris Winkle shares five tips for reviving bland prose. Then, Oren Ashkenazi figures out who wins on engagement: Buffy, Supernatural, or Teen Wolf? Mythcreants
Toni Morrison lists the 10 steps that lead countries to fascism. Hauntingly accurate. Open Culture
Mazey Eddings explores the benefits of writer friends. Neurodiverse authors rule 🙂 Publishers Weekly
Sales soar for Maus after US school district bans the Holocaust graphic novel. CBC
Thanks for stopping by. I hope you found something to support your current work in progress.
Until Thursday, be well and stay safe!