Did you survive Monday after daylight saving? I almost didn’t. Recuperate with some informal writerly learnings 🙂
My favourite DST meme:
Greer Macallister shares five ways to rediscover your writing joy. Then, Tiffany Yates Martin is assuaging the pain of punctuation. Juliet Marillier considers writing home. Next, Kathryn Craft discusses navigating the road from journalist to novelist. Writer Unboxed
Heroes don’t have to be boring. Hello, Future Me
Piper Bayard offers help with writing about recruitment for the intelligence community. Then, Colleen M. Story shares some quick tips to help you avoid five types of writing-related pain. Penny C. Sansevieri reveals five reasons your Amazon ads aren’t drawing in readers. Writers in the Storm
K.M. Weiland explains how to write literary fiction. Helping Writers Become Authors
What is creative writing? Reedsy
Elizabeth Spann Craig discusses newsletters, even if they’re just sent for releases.
The mentor archetype: definition, ten examples, and hot to write. The ally archetype. The hero archetype. Story Grid
A.H. Plotts shares what her DIY writing retreat taught her about her writing practice. Then, Dominique Richardson offers advice on finding alternatives to ableist language. Alison Schaffir wants you to evoke your inner teen. Next, Julie Slaughter suggests five ways to reduce writer anxiety. DIY MFA
How Bloody Mary turns fear into fun. Monstrum | PBS Storied
Kim Catanzarite declaims, to give it away, or not to give it away. Then, Gemma Whelan explains how bad publishers hurt authors. Jane Friedman
Lisa Poisso explains the difference between an editor and a book coach. Thin, Liz Alterman shows you how to ask for book reviews (and why you should). Writers Helping Writers
Create a daily writing practice. Reedsy
Nathan Bransford says, don’t worry about spoilers in a query letter.
Tiffany Yates Martin composes a letter: dear author …. It’s the writerly hug you didn’t know you needed! Fox Print Editorial
Chris Winkle suggests seven easy conflicts for light stories. Then, Oren Ashkenazi analyzes Star Trek’s best antagonistic species. Mythcreants
Thank you for spending some time with me, and I hope you found something to support your current work(s) in progress.
Until Thursday, keep staying safe and well, my writerly friends!
2 thoughts on “Tipsday: Informal writerly learnings, March 5-11, 2023”
I loved the Dear Author letter and this: “So much of success is simply the resilience to continue to work at what you’re trying to succeed with—particularly in this career,”
Resilience is the operative word!
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I agree! For so many of us, we keep writing in the hope of one day reaching an audience. Strength to your sword arm, I mean, your writerly fingers!