You made it through Monday (and a Tuesday-that-feels-like-a-Monday for my Canadian readers)! Time to reward yourself with some informal writerly learnings.
Janice Hardy helps you write better descriptions: describe what your readers won’t assume. Then, she warns of the dangers of infodumps (and how to avoid them). Rochelle Melander: what my literary heroes taught me about writing. Then Spencer Ellsworth explains that word count isn’t the only metric of productivity. Fiction University
It’s a Shaelin bonanza, this week 🙂 How to write the midpoint. Reedsy
Tiffany Yates Martin explains why writing is like pie. Then, Elizabeth Huergo offers some readings for writers: Judith Ortiz Cofer and the will to write. Milo Todd wants you to know your invisible narrator. KL Burd tackles the topic of writing as restoration. Then, Desmond Hall drops some writing wisdom. Later in the week, Tonia Harris helps you keep a light burning. Writer Unboxed
How to write the rising action. Reedsy
K.M. Weiland: should you edit as you go? Helping Writers Become Authors
Bella Mahaya Carter lists five common mistakes writers make that sabotage their success. Live, Write, Thrive
Kris Maze shares three steps to make time to write. Then, Lisa Hall-Wilson peels back the four important layers of deep point of view. Margie Lawson lists ten “not absurd” rules for writing fiction. Writers in the Storm
10 writing tips I don’t agree with. Shaelin Writes
Joanna Penn interviews Roz Morris about writing and publishing literary fiction. The Creative Penn
Nathan Bransford lists three ways “show, don’t tell” can lead you astray.
Stephanie BwaBwa offers some tips about using Instagram to grow your author business. Then, Gabriela Pereira interviews Veronica G. Henry about intention, agency, choice, and how to write three-dimensional characters. Olivia Fisher helps you revitalize your writing resolve. Later in the week, Brandie June wants you the use the magical reverse outline. Then, Urszula Bunting shares five yoga poses to boost creativity. DIY MFA
Words invented by authors. Otherwords | PBS Storied
Susan DeFreitas lists three strengths and three challenges of starting your novel with plot. Jane Friedman
The redhead on screen. The Take
Chris Winkle and Fay Onyx draw some lessons from the edgy writing of Blindsight. Mythcreants
Lisa Hall-Wilson unpacks writing trauma in fiction: anniversaries.
Guy Kawasaki interviews Hugh Howey: author, storyteller, dreamer. The Remarkable People podcast
Joanna Lilley’s lyrical and devastating poetry collection, Endlings wins the Canadian Authors Association Fred Kerner Book Award. CBC Books
Tasia Bass introduces us to 11 lesser-known fairy tales. Mental Floss
Thank you for visiting. I hope you found something to support your current work in progress.
Until Thursday, be well and stay safe, my writerly friends!