I hope everyone had a marvelous Mother’s Day. Looking forward to Victoria Day long weekend here in Canada 🙂 In the meantime, please enjoy your weekly batch of informal writerly learnings.
Greer Macallister says, history wasn’t white, so historical fiction shouldn’t be either. Kathryn Craft shares six tips for creating good bridging conflict. Juliet Marillier introduces you to the writer’s dog. David Corbett shares what teaching in prison is teaching him. Writer Unboxed
Critiquing an excerpt from a brave volunteer, K.M. Weiland reveals eight quick tips for show, don’t tell. Helping Writers Become Authors
Emmanuel Nataf stops by Elizabeth Spann Craig’s blog to explain why science fiction is needed now more than ever.
Jenna Moreci returns with more dialogue advice.
Janice Hardy: how a limited vs. tight point of view can confuse writers. Fiction University
Marc Graham guest posts on The Creative Penn: becoming a story shaman.
Meg LaTorre visits Writers Helping Writers: how should I publish my book?
Piper Bayard considers backstory: the more I know, the less you have to. Writers in the Storm
Chris Winkle wants you to understand character representation. Mythcreants
Elizabeth Winkler: was Shakespeare a woman? The Atlantic
Florence + the Machine: Jenny of Oldstones (from Game of Thrones).
And that was tipsday for this week.
Come back on Thursday to add some thoughty into your life 🙂
Until then, be well!
All rightie, then! It’s time for some informal writerly learnings.
Lisa Hall-Wilson: how to make dominant female characters likeable. Then, Tiffany Yates-Martin helps you get unblocked and avoid writer’s block. Later still, Orly Konig shares the secrets to turning a lemon into a book. Writers in the Storm
Julia Munroe Martin advises on the care and feeding of the weary writer. Barbara O’Neal is a writer seeking experiences (it’s called filling the well). Then, Jeanne Kisacky asks, what keeps your characters up at night? Writer Unboxed
Jenna Moreci offers her top tips on writing healthy relationships.
K.M. Weiland examines her difficulties with writing: seven things to try when writing is hard. Helping Writers Become Authors
Janice Hardy explains the difference between archetypes, tropes, and clichés. Later in the week, Janice explores one common way writers weaken their descriptions. Fiction University
Emily Wenstrom shares her tips for decluttering your social media accounts. My latest column came out on Tuesday. How to build an alien: extremophiles. Then, Gabriela Pereira interviews Glynn Stewart about twisting the tropes of military science fiction. DIY MFA
Jerry B. Jenkins stops by Writers Helping Writers to help you write backstory through dialogue.
Chris Winkle wants you to plan super light stories. Mythcreants
Thanks for stopping by and I hope you found something to help you progress in your creative endeavours.
Be well until next time!