I hope you’re all keeping safe and well.
I’m now working from home and only leaving to walk the dog. Phil continues to be our designated shopper. We’re all remaining as isolated as possible given the circumstances.
While you’re at home, you might have the time to catch up on your informal writerly learnings.
Julianna Baggott is creating in the time of quarantine. Liz Michalski: sea glass. Heather Webb says, the beauty is in the words. John J Kelley: for the love of Moira—the arc of a memorable character. Writer Unboxed
K.M. Weiland touts the power of hopeful stories in a stressful time. Helping Writers Become Authors
Shaelin shares six ways to improve your craft. Reedsy
Barbara Linn Probst visit’s Jane Friedman’s blog to explain the when, why, and how of peer critique and professional editing.
The Take takes on the weird girl trope.
Meg LaTorre shares ten fantasy tropes she loves. iWriterly
Jami Gold explains how point of view affects dialogue.
Nina Munteanu: dreams and perceptions and “the other.”
Robert Lee Brewer clarifies fable vs. parable vs. allegory. Writer’s Digest
Adrienne Westenfeld recommends the best books for distancing yourself from reality right now. Esquire
Open Culture introduces us to the world’s first author: the Sumerian High Priestess Enheduanna.
Thank you for visiting, and I hope you took away something to support your current work in progress.
Until Thursday, be well!