Welcome to April! Celebrate the season with some informal writerly learnings 🙂
Melissa Haas rounds out March with some leisure learning suggestions. Then, Kris Hill is writing dynamic combat scenes with Dungeons & Dragons. Gabriela Pereira interviews Rob Hart about setting as character in speculative fiction. Angela Yeh: world building without losing your mind (or the reader). Jeanette the Writer wants you to keep these five things in mind during the editing process. DIY MFA
The missing key to understanding Christopher Nolan. Like Stories of Old
K.M. Weiland shares six ways to create spectacular set-piece scenes. Helping Writers Become Authors
Vaughn Roycroft: the autumn writer. Yasmin Angoe shares eight lessons learned as a debut author—so far. Then, Jeanne Kisacky offers a writer’s review of Aeon Timeline software. Sarah McCoy provides your guide to water when the inspiration well runs dry. Leslie Budewitz considers discomfort, intention, and creativity (again, click through to the podcast—it’s worth your time). Writer Unboxed
14 revision tips. How to edit your book. Shaelin Writes
Angela Ackerman points out setting description mistakes that weaken stories. Then, Becca Puglisi shows you how to use vocal cues to reveal hidden emotion. Writers Helping Writers
Kris Maze shares seven foolproof tricks to outsmart writing procrastination. Margie Lawson: beware of the Great Oz effect! Writers in the Storm
Nathan Bransford explains how to show a character reacting to a dramatic moment.
Sacha Black interview Mark Leslie Lefebvre and Helen Glynn-Jones about writing and marketing an anthology. The Rebel Author Podcast
Lindsay Ellis explains why magical realism is a global phenomenon. It’s Lit | PBS Storied
Tiffany Yates Martin: character, conflict, and that infamous Oscar slap. Fox Print Editorial
The story crisis triggers change in the protagonist. The story climax reveals the character of the protagonist. Story Grid
Chris Winkle: originality is dead! Long live novelty! Mythcreants
Jenna Moreci shares her 10 best tips for action scenes.
100 things you might not know about Beverly Cleary. CBC Books
Eleanor Wachtel interviews Sarah Polley: from child star to award-winning filmmaker. CBC’s “Writers and Company”
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, my writerly friends.