You’ve made it through Monday! Celebrate with some informal writerly learnings 🙂
Colice Sanders considers cultural content fender benders: the messy middle. Then, Disha Wallia suggests four plot twists for your second act. Gabriela Pereira interviews Monte Schulz about writing by the seat of your pants—without an outline. Next, Jennifer Dupree shares what she learned about publishing with a small press. Later in the week, Sara Gentry lists five ways numbers can improve your writing life. DIY MFA
A perfect anti-war movie? Like Stories of Old
Vaughn Roycroft shares some writing lessons from housebuilding and marriage. Then, Donald Maass presents other ways to write a hero. Elizabeth Huergo recommends Cecile Pineda’s writing “at the edge of being.” Next, Kathryn Magendie shares how an anxiety episode changed her (dis)belief in writer’s block … Writer Unboxed
What are the Endless? Neil Gaiman’s The Sandman. Tale Foundry
Janice Hardy shares five ways to raise the stakes in your scene. Fiction University
C.S. Lakin helps you develop a scene outline for your novel. Live, Write, Thrive
Shaelin shares her successful query letter. Shaelin Writes
K.M. Weiland shares five tips for how to return to writing after a long break. Helping Writers Become Authors
Becca Puglisi explains how inner conflict informs character arc. Then, Angela Ackerman offers a little body language help: fighting attraction in romance. Writers Helping Writers
Why Prometheus risked everything for humans. Fate & Fabled | PBS Storied
Ariel Curry and Liz Morrow help you create a book map for your nonfiction book. Then, Karen A. Chase explains how author platform connects to author brand. Jane Friedman
Miffie Seideman wants you to add a dose of relatable dimension to your character. Then, Jenn Windrow explains what happens when your obsession becomes your profession. Writers in the Storm
How to create compelling character backstory. Reedsy
Tiffany Yates Martin interviews Amulya Malladi about how she prioritizes writing. Fox Print Editorial
Chris Winkle says Wednesday failed The Addams Family, and it didn’t have to. Then, Oren Ashkenazi explains why the fights in The Witch from Mars are so boring. Mythcreants
Kristen Lamb helps you take your hero from “meh” to mythic.
Chuck Wendig unpacks the state of social media (as it pertains to writers in particular). Terribleminds
Marcus Schwabe interviews Vera Constantineau about Haiku Writing Month. Morning North | CBC
Thanks for stopping by, and I hope you found something to support your current work(s) in progress.
Until Thursday, keep staying safe and well.