Monday’s in the rear-view and we’re one day closer to the weekend! Celebrate with some informal writerly learnings.
K.M. Weiland helps us understand the adventure world of a story’s second act. Helping Writers Become Authors
Richelle Lyn explains how to build an online portfolio. Kris Hill: doom, hope, and ten candles. Manuela Williams wonders, what is confessional poetry? Then Ashley Christiano returns with part 2 of her tarot for storytellers series: from tarot spread to novel outline. DIY MFA
Start writing your book. Reedsy
Louise Harnby explains how to use parentheses (round brackets) to convey simultaneity in fiction.
Beth Harvey considers the lure of literary symbolism. Then, Tiffany Yates Martin explains how tension and microtension keep your readers hooked. Kathleen McCleary walks the Camino as a creative reset. Then, Kathryn Craft wonders whether to challenge or concede to copy edits. David Corbett is weaving a life: the three levels of dramatic action. Writer Unboxed
Shaelin explains how she got her literary agent. Shaelin Writes
Penny C. Sansevieri shares four ways non-fiction authors can succeed in the “age of free.” Then, Colleen M. Story shares her top seven places to find people to write great blurbs. Piper Bayard helps you write believable driveway crime: carjacking and kidnapping. Writers in the Storm
Meghan Harvey wonders, is hybrid publishing ethical? Then, Kris Spisak says that if you’re looking for beta readers, turn the question around. Jane Friedman
How ancient mythologies defy the gender binary. Fate & Fabled | PBS Storied
Elizabeth Spann Craig defines who we’re writing for.
The war genre: honor and dishonor in pro-war, anti-war, and kinship stories. The society genre: stories of power and impotence. The status genre: stories of success and failure. Story Grid
Lisa Poisso offers three ways to infuse character voice. Then, Drew Hubbard helps you avoid writing LGBTQ+ stereotypes. Writers Helping Writers
This story is about rabbits, but it will still change your life. Tale Foundry
Nathan Bransford wants you to avoid aimless stage direction.
Tiffany Yates Martin reveals the best character tool you may not be using. Fox Print Editorial
The brainy brunette trope. The Take
Kristen Lamb explains why mastery should matter to authors.
Chris Winkle explains how to make your character sympathetic. Then, Oren Ashkenazi analyzes six important story elements introduced too late. Mythcreants
Danielle Daniel draws on her ancestors’ past in debut novel Daughter of the Deer. CBC’s “the Next Chapter” with Shelagh Rogers
Thank you for taking the time to stop by, and I hope you took away something to support your current work in progress (whatever stage it’s at).
Until Thursday, be well and stay safe!