Welcome to March! You’ve made it through Monday. Reward yourself with some informal writerly learnings 🙂
K.M. Weiland presents part three of her archetypal character arcs series: the hero arc. Helping Writers Become Authors
Writing Fat Characters – a conversation with Marianne Kirby | Writing the Other
Tiffany Yates Martin explains the difference between criticism and critique. Then, Tasha Seegmiller asks, are you a whole-hearted writer? Later in the week, Laurie Schnebly Campbell explains why character motivation matters. Writers in the Storm
Tim Hickson talks elemental magic systems. Hello, Future Me
Susan DeFreitas shares four key tactics for addressing backstory and exposition. Jane Friedman
Abigail K. Perry points out some must-knows about picking comparable titles. Then, Sara Farmer recounts crime authors caught up in real crimes, cozy to cold-blooded. Later in the week, Constance Sayers shares four historical fiction writing hacks. Then, Briana Cole offers five tips to get your story written fast. DIY MFA
Shaelin breaks down the Save the Cat plot structure. Reedsy
Janice Hardy offers some tips to understand and control your novel’s pacing. Then, Orly Konig shares some revision tips for pantsers: three steps to a full rewrite. Fiction University
Kasey LeBlanc is learning to say no thanks: standing up for your creative vision. Heather Webb declares that hope springs eternal: hang on, writers. We’re almost there. Then, Julianna Baggott shares the results of a survey on process: that thing you do. Later in the week, Julie Duffy wants you to focus on short fiction. Writer Unboxed
Literary Icons You NEED to Know from the Harlem Renaissance (feat. Princess Weekes). It’s Lit | PBS Storied
Kristen Lamb: tough choices are the professional writer’s daily grind.
Chris Winkle set out to praise “The Eye of Argon” and all she got were these lousy writing lessons (and a t-shirt?). Then, Oren Ashkenazi looks at ten justifications for oppressed mages and why they fail. Mythcreants
Bridgerton is a fan fiction about today. The Take
The Jewish American Princess – beyond the stereotype. The Take
Trey Mangum reports that Ta-Nehisi Coates will write the next Superman film for DC and Warner Bros. Shadow and Cut
Thanks for visiting. I hope you took away something to support your current work in progress.
Until Thursday, be well and stay safe!