Ah, Tuesday. Monday has been endured/survived and we’re one day closer to the weekend. Fortify yourself for the rest of the week with some informal writerly learnings!
Lauren J. Sharkey is aimlessly acquiring and agent. Then, Adam W. Burgess helps you build your LGBTQ+ summer reading list. Gabriela Pereira interviews Jessi Honard and Marie Parks about using the “loop method” to co-write your novel. Later in the week, Mary Adkins suggests your best writing goal based on your enneagram number. DIY MFA
Five easy ways to get story ideas. Reedsy
Greer Macallister says you can’t do it all. Then, Sarah Penner talks about hiding your villain in plain sight. Donald Maass: it’s simple. It’s complicated. It’s a novel. Keith Cronin offers some tough love from a guy named Francis. Then, Liz Michalski says hello, village. Writer Unboxed
What’s wrong with Calanthe’s armour? Jill Bearup
K.M. Weiland explains the role of the antagonist in story structure (part 1 of 2). Helping Writers Become Authors
Brooke Warner says we all need to be protected against predatory publishing practices. Then, Kristen Tsetsi interviews Alan Davis about the benefits of MFA programs. Anne Carley: not a journal person? Post-pandemic might be the perfect time to start. Jane Friedman
Five things I got (very) wrong about writing craft. Shaelin Writes
September C. Fawkes shows you how to use crisis to reveal character. Writers Helping Writers
Lisa Norman explains what to do if you’ve been hacked! Or have you? Later in the week, Kris Maze explains how to create a powerful synopsis to sell your book. Writers in the Storm
Kristen Lamb discusses the mother wound and fiction.
Why has the majestic griffin been forgotten? Monstrum | PBS Storied
Tiffany Yates Martin explains how Rochelle Weinstein revises: building grassroots success. Fox Print Editorial
Chris Winkle reveals how to make your craft more pretentious. Oren Ashkenazi: no, social justice warriors aren’t reducing diversity in fiction. Mythcreants
The worldview genre: stories about maturation, disillusionment, and revelation. Story Grid
The quarter life crisis is more stressful than ever. The Take
Clara Pasieka: Cree author, David A. Robertson questions why Durham District School Board removed his book from shelves. CBC
How libraries became a quiet battlefront in the war on Ukraine. CBC
Ukraine’s national poet. JSTOR Daily
Thanks for taking the time to visit. I hope you took away something to support your current work in progress.
Until Thursday, be well and stay safe!