This will be the last Tipsday before #NaNoWriMo! Once again, where did the time go?!
Just to be clear, for the month of November, I will be desperately attempting to write 50,000 words of a new novel project. There will be no curation. I have, however, decided to do quick check in posts, once a week, so the blog will not be totally inactive. More on that in this weekend’s next chapter update.
In the meantime, enjoy some informal writerly learnings!
Harrison Demchick stops by Helping Writers Become Authors: four things writers can learn from making a movie.
Kim Bullock wonders, is resurrecting a shelved manuscript a good idea or a waste of time? Writer Unboxed
Barbara O’Neal wants you to identify your core story and values. Writer Unboxed
Kathryn Craft shares some thoughts on originality in fiction. Writers in the Storm
Amy Shojai shares seven steps to publishing success from an accidental writer. Writers in the Storm
Joanna Penn interviews Sherrilyn Kenyon: tips for long-term author success. The Creative Penn
Jami Gold helps you take your readers on a journey with storytelling.
Jenna Moreci shares her top ten fantasy tropes.
Aliette de Bodard stops by Terribleminds to discuss cannibalizing a draft (or, the art of rewriting).
Gabriela Pereira interviews Melanie Moyer for DIY MFA radio: the imaginary friend as narrator.
Manuela Williams offers five tips for writing a helpful critique. DIY MFA
Chris Winkle shares six ways you can bluff killing your protagonist. Mythcreants
Sarah Laskow explains how writers map their imaginary worlds. Atlas Obscura
RL Goldberg plots our steps toward creating a trans literary canon. The Paris Review
The new Outlander season 4 trailer—eeeeee!
And that was Tipsday. I know, I’ll be in withdrawal, too, but I’ll have enough NaNo to distract me 🙂
Don’t miss out on the final thoughty Thursday until December. I’m going out (just on a break) with a bang!
Until then, be well, my writerly friends.