I’ve gathered lots of informal writerly learnings, this week. Stock up and enjoy!
Janice Hardy provides a lifeline for when writing is no longer fun. Then, Rochelle Melander wants you to dump old myths and discover a new solution to procrastination. Later in the week, Janice is back with five steps to your next novel idea. Fiction University
Jill Bearup investigates the feasibility of fighting in a corset.
Jan O’Hara shares some writing self-care for when the world is afire. Then, Dave King wants you to focus! Therese Walsh describes Jan 20, 2021 as a semi-colon moment. Liz Michalski helps you root down and rise up. Writer Unboxed
Shaelin helps you structure a novel with Freytag’s Pyramid. Reedsy
And then, she covers the Fichtean Curve. Reedsy
K.M. Weila presents the three character arcs of the Karpman Drama Triangle. Helping Writers Become Authors
On her own channel, Shaelin Bishop offers 15 tips for writing better short stories. Shaelin Writes
Allison K. Williams explains how to restart your unfinished book. Jane Friedman
Elizabeth Spann Craig is returning to writing after a break.
Savitri and Satyavan: The legend of the princess who outwitted Death – Iseult Gillespie TED-Ed
Lisa Hall-Wilson shares seven ways deep POV creates emotional connections with readers. Writers Helping Writers
The southern woman trope, explained. The Take
And … gaslighting: what does it meme? The Take
Oren Ashkenazi analyzes five useless powers in popular stories. Mythcreants
David Silverberg: at Bakka-Phoenix, the beloved science fiction and fantasy bookstore, you can let your geek flag fly. The Toronto Star
Matt Galloway interviews Nalo Hopkinson on the ‘joyful’ responsibility of being a leading Black voice in sci-fi writing. CBC’s The Current
Jeffrey Brown and Anne Azzi Davenport: poet tapped for inauguration to spread message of unity. PBS News Hour
And … Amanda Gorman’s inaugural poem.
Thanks for spending some time with me. I hope you took away something to support your current work in progress.
Until Thursday, be well and stay safe!