Ah, Tuesday. My favourite day of the week, when I get to share my favourite informal writerly learnings of the week with you 🙂 Enjoy!
K.M. Weiland explains the role of the antagonist in story structure (part 2 of 2). Helping Writers Become Authors
Sophie Masson: the hardworking magic of book design. Then, Jim Dempsey considers the creativity of emotions. Juliet Marillier wants a helping hand: supporting your fellow writers. Then, Kathryn Craft gives you six hall passes for grammar un-school. David Corbett is writing wrongs: the color of my low-down, dirty vote. Yuvi Zalkow: gatekeepers and creativity. Writer Unboxed
Does this make my hammer look big? Jill Bearup
Melinda VanLone continues her book cover 101: mystery/thriller. Then, Kathleen Baldwin shares five secret ingredients for writing a killer teen novel. Later in the week, William F. Wu wonders if you’re a plotter, pantser, or … roadster? Writers in the Storm
A quick tip for outliners. Elizabeth Spann Craig
Heather Davis explains the difference between plot and story and why you need both. Anne Carley: your journal as time machine. Jane Friedman
Reading like a writer. Reedsy
Roz Morris: writers, can you feel it? How to use gut feeling to guide your writing. Nail Your Novel
Richelle Lyn shares her insights on when to formalize your business entity. Then, Amanda Polick lists 25 tips for pitching, writing, and being published in magazines. Catherine Drake explains how setting can serve as a catalyst for story. Later in the week, EC Hanes shares five ways to tell enough without telling all. DIY MFA
Ember Randall: self-defense vs. martial arts. Then, Sarah J. Sover is making magic systems stronger with science. Dan Koboldt
How Beauty and the Beast’s Belle launched the bookworm princess hero. The Take
Angela Ackerman says, if you want readers to connect with your character, include this. Writers Helping Writers
Tiffany Yates Martin: prioritizing your life. Fox Print Editorial
The crime genre: justice and injustice; stories of mystery and intrigue. The structure genre: arch-plot, anti-plot, and mini-plot. Story Grid
Chris Winkle wants you to use your story’s premise to create novelty. Then, Oren Ashkenazi wonders how useful Pixar’s rules of storytelling are (part 1). Mythcreants
Gaslighting: narcissists and tampering with reality. Kristen Lamb
11 tips to take your short stories to the next level. Shaelin Writes
Bill Sanders: welcome to Greater Sudbury, where art comes to die. The Sudbury Star
Sudbury Theatre Centre not transparent with new direction, say critics. CBC
James Whitbrook announces that Ncuti Gatwa is Doctor Who’s new Doctor. Gizmodo
Thanks for stopping by and spending some time with me. I hope you found something to support you current work in progress.
Until Thursday, be well and stay safe!