It’s tipsday! You know what that means. It’s time to get your fill of informal writerly learnings 🙂
LA Bourgeois: victory celebration required. Jeanette the Writer explains the difference between writing and editing. Then, Lori Walker interviews Rebecca Scherm about writing the near future: climate change and big tech. Carol Van Den Hende lists three benefits to speaking at industry conferences. Later in the week, Angela Yeh shares five ways to develop a creative ritual you’ll want to keep. DIY MFA
Fight me! Jill Bearup
K.M. Weiland: understanding the normal world of a story’s first act. Helping Writers Become Authors
Tom Bentley: this pretty much (book) covers it. Kasey LeBlanc provides some tools to help you on your querying journey. Donald Maass: your microcosm, our world. Grace Wynter interviews Mel Todd about going from fanfiction to $150K. Then, Liza Nash Taylor triple-dog dares you to make a pass: revising your draft. Writer Unboxed
Shaelin reacts to writing advice from Twitter. Reedsy
Eldred Bird says that if you’re going mobile, you need a mobile media kit. Then, Janice Hardy shares ten ways to un-stick your novel. James Preston wonders who’s in charge of your story? Writers in the Storm
Becca Puglisi wonders, is compassion fatigue is relevant to your characters? Then, Lucy V. Hay helps you avoid writing stereotyped female characters. Writers Helping Writers
Mapinguari: fearsome beast and protector of the rainforest. Monstrum | PBS Storied
The horror genre: stories of life and damnation against uncanny, supernatural, and ambiguous monsters. The thriller genre is a blend of action, crime, and horror stories. Story Grid
Kristen Lamb suggests writing fast and furious to outrun Spock brain.
Nathan Bransford explains how to utilize exposition and context in a novel.
Closeted bullies are all over our screens. How real is this trope? The Take
Barbara Linn Probst tells you what to remember, do, avoid, and expect when getting book endorsements (blurbs). Jane Friedman
Chris Winkle explains how to create moral dilemmas that are actually moral. The, Oren Ashkenazi points out the difference between relatable and mediocre heroes. Mythcreants
Ten kids’ books by Canadian Asian authors to read in honour of Asian Heritage Month. CBC Books
David A. Robertson curates this list of 48 books by Indigenous writers to read about and understand residential schools. CBC Books
Emily Pullen recommends new LGBTQ fiction for Pride 2022. The New York Public Library
Thanks for stopping by. I hope you found something to support your current work in progress.
Until Thursday, be well and stay safe, my writerly friends!