Welcome to 2023, y’all! The week between Christmas and New Year’s is always a little quiet. I still managed to curate some informal writerly learnings for you 🙂
Jeanette the Writer answers the question: when should I start editing? Then, Lori Walker interviews Amy Christine Parker about maximizing your first chapter with great opening lines and characterization. Stephanie Dethlefs shares five things Pixar teaches about cause and effect. DIY MFA
Eldred Bird wonders what separates a good writer from a great writer. Writers in the Storm
Why fantasy isn’t just for kids. Tale Foundry
Tiffany Yates Martin helps you figure out if an editor is worth the money. Then, Susan DeFreitas poses three questions to ask yourself before you draft (or revise) a novel. Jane Friedman
Tiffany Yates Martin discusses rejecting “bests” and resolutions. Fox Print Editorial
Chris Winkle: what is a throughline in writing? Mythcreants
50 words you’ll want to start using. The List Show | Mental Floss
Katrya Bolger engages with textual healing: the novel world of bibliotherapy. The Walrus
Thank you for visiting, and I hope you found something to support your current work(s) in progress.
Until Thursday, keep staying safe and well, my writerly friends.