Here we are in the final week of February. Winter is crawling to its end, the light returns, and so does the hope of spring. Celebrate with some informal writerly learnings 🙂
Tasha Seegmiller: writer, you are separate from your craft. Barbara Linn Probst considers likeable and relatable: why (and how) do they matter? Writers in the Storm
Vaughn Roycroft has a new take on readership. Dave King: the web of writing. Kathleen McCleary has answers to questions about writing. Porter Anderson analyzes the Authors Guild’s 2020 Report. Writer Unboxed
K.M. Weiland has some thoughts on how to be critical of stories in a way that makes a difference. Helping Writers Become Authors
Joanna Penn interviews Aiki Flinthart about writing fight scenes with female characters. The Creative Penn
Janice Hardy considers whether to stop and revise or keep writing the first draft. Fiction University
Brenda Joyce Patterson takes a deep dive into libretti. DIY MFA
Nathan Bransford helps you clear out the clutter around your verbs.
How to write character voices. Reedsy
Oren Ashkenazi explains why “but men are objectified, too” doesn’t hold up. Then, Oren lists ten ways to keep the authorities out of your plot. Mythcreants
Jami Gold wonders, what do you do with disappointment?
Robert Lee Brewer explains the difference between metaphor and personification. Writer’s Digest
Kate Knibbs says, the hottest new genre is doomer lit (formerly known as cli-fi). Wired
Charlie Jane Anders believes that to write about the future is to represent the past. Tor.com
Thank you for visiting and I hope you take away something to support your current work in progress.
Until next time, be well!