It’s tipsday! Your chance to stock up on informal writerly learnings!
Nick Taylor explains how to create authentic queer characters. Louise Harnby
Kelsey Allagood wonders, how do you explain climate change to a magnolia tree? Then, Jim Dempsey explains how to write a successful novel. Juliet Marillier muses on the power of story. Next, Kathryn Craft points out three key places where stakes will shape your story’s meaning. David Corbett is writing cromulent dialogue. Writer Unboxed
The poem no one understands. Tale Foundry
Elizabeth S. Craig offers some tips on how to handle reviews as an author. Spunk on a Stick
Hannah Jacobson explains how to find the best awards for your book. Then, Lisa Norman wants you to EAT your heart out to empower your web site. Jenny Hansen points out the importance of great mentors (for you and your books). Writers in the Storm
C.S. Lakin points out the intersection of voice and deep point of view. Live Write Thrive
Joanna Penn interviews Roz Morris about how to (finally) finish your novel. The Creative Penn
Write your book in 2023. Reedsy
Ambre Leffler helps you use water’s superpower of creative flow in winter. Then, Angela Yeh says flash fiction is no flash in the pan. Neil Chase shares seven tips to create a unique sidekick character. Next, AK Nevermore lists five things feeding the lie that there’s no time to write. DIY MFA
Tiffany Yates Martin says backstory is essential to story—except when it’s not. Then, Hattie Fletcher answers the question: Is it OK to ask for before/after examples from a freelance editor? Jane Friedman
Sue Coletta helps you make an unbreakable promise to readers. Becca Puglisi offers some thoughts on writing insecure characters. Writers Helping Writers
Nathan Bransford shows you how to live creatively.
Tiffany Yates Martin asked an AI, what does AI mean for writers? Fox Print Editorial
Chris Winkle lists 12 sources of wish fulfillment for your story. Then, Oren Ashkenazi hosts another three-way ANTS battle between Severance, Andor, and Interview with a Vampire. Mythcreants
Kristen Lamb wonders, is writing a career or a hobby?
Rebecca Solnit: why we need new stories about climate. The Guardian
The Idioms: Largest idioms dictionary. Courtesy of David Corbett (above).
Amanda Perry covers the Griffon Poetry Prize shakeup: new rules, new controversy. The Walrus
Guy Kawasaki interviews Julia Cameron (for the second time) about her new book Write for Life. The Remarkable People Podcast
Thanks for stopping by. I hope you found something to support your current work(s) in progress.
Until Thursday, keep staying safe and well.