We’re almost at the end of February. Prepare to welcome March with some informal writerly learnings!
Rachel Teferet offers a social media survival guide for writers. Then, JJ Graham helps you find a writing community as an introvert. Grace Bialecki: location, location, location. Next, Neil Chase lists his top five types of villains in literature. DIY MFA
Why apocalypse stories feel different now. Like Stories of Old
Porter Anderson’s hearing a lot of cyber rattling: when the bot chats. Then, Dave King writes the epilogue on prologues. Thomas Richards explains how to bring your characters to life by writing in three dimensions. Next, Heather Webb suggests some body and mind fitness for writers. Victoria Strauss points out some clauses to watch for: when your publishing contract raises a red flag. Writer Unboxed
Is R a vowel? Otherwords | PBS Storied
K.M. Weiland offers more genre writing tips: how to write historical fiction. Helping Writers Become Authors
Lisa Norman says creating a powerful author website will get the results you want. Then, Kris Maze poses this puzzle: retiring to write, or writing to retire (part 1). Ellen Buikema offers some more tips on writing science fiction (part 2). Writers in the Storm
The politics of loving the bad guy. Princess Weekes
Hank Quense explains book marketing in plain English. Elizabeth Spann Craig
Michelle Barker is getting back into the writing flow. Then, Marissa Graff lists four reasons your action-based scene is failing (and how to avoid it). Writers Helping Writers
Jane explains how authors can build relationships with independent bookstores. Jane Friedman
How to edit a novel. Reedsy
Jami Gold helps you figure out what point of view is best for you.
Tiffany Yates Martin wonders, are you “just”-ifying your writing? Fox Print Editorial
Dan Koboldt considers luck vs. talent vs. perseverance in publishing.
Chris Winkle helps you choose scenes to cover the right information. Then, Oren Ashkenazi analyzes Star Trek’s seven worst antagonistic species. Mythcreants
Lavelle Porter presents an ode to Samuel Delaney. JSTOR Daily
Thanks for stopping by, and I hope you found something to support your current work(s) in progress.
Until Thursday, keep staying safe and well, my writerly friends.