I’m back with another batch of informal writerly learnings 🙂
DiAnn Mills helps you find your character’s blind spot. Writer Unboxed
Jeanne Kisacky explores the link between non-verbal communication and backstory. Writer Unboxed
Sarah Callender: knowing when you’ve peaked. Writer Unboxed
Kathryn Magendie considers the tiny former planet. What we can learn about persistence from Pluto. Writer Unboxed
Jenny Hansen contemplates the eternal question: to NaNo, or not to NaNo … ? Writers in the Storm
Orly Konig share how squirrel-brain helped her writing. Writers in the Storm
Sacha Black explains how to redeem your villain with killer twists. Writers Helping Writers
Deborah Dixon explains why representation in literature is important and how to handle it. Writers Helping Writers
Pamela Taylor examines the six key elements of historical narrative. DIY MFA
Gabriela Pereira interviews Jennie Nash for DIY MFA radio: empower yourself and your writing.
Jenn Walton shares five benefits of tough feedback. DIY MFA
Janice Hardy stops by Jami Gold’s blog to show you how to use focused brainstorming to develop your plot.
Literary agent Britt Siess shares five steps to nailing your query letter. Writer’s Digest
Chuck Wendig writes a post for world mental health day: when writer’s block is actually depression. Later in the week, he recounts his firing from Marvel. It’s a travesty, a triumph of trolls. Chuck’s astute irreverence has inspired me and saved my writerly sanity more times than I can count. Terribleminds
Oren Ashkenazi analyzes stories in which six characters are siloed into separate stories. Mythcreants
And that was Tipsday.
Come back on Thursday for your weekly dose of thoughty.
Until then, be well!