Welcome to tipsday, my humble curation of informal writerly goodness.
Before we get to the resources, Black and Indigenous (and all other racialized or marginalized) lives matter. All lives cannot matter until Black and Indigenous lives matter.
We’re officially six months into #pandemic life and here in the northeast, we’re waiting for the other show to fall following the return to school last week. We’re already experiencing a bump in infection numbers, likely due to covid exhaustion and the relaxation of safety measures over the Labour Day long weekend.
Wear your masks, maintain physical distance, and wash your hands. We don’t have a vaccine yet.
Now let’s move on to supporting your creative endeavours.
Jael McHenry: is writing work? The answer is not as simple as you’d think. Jim Dempsey wants you to edit at your own pace. Then, Juliet Marillier offers some advice on writing a many-stranded story. Kathryn Craft shares a quiz actually helpful for writers. Later in the week, David Corbett discusses love, hope, and the dystopian darkness. Writer Unboxed
The “bury your gays” trope, explained. The Take
K.M. Weiland shares the 15 steps she uses to self-publish. Helping Writers Become Authors
Yen Cabag is creating believable characters. Elizabeth Spann Craig
The Disney princess trope, explained. The Take
Laurence MacNaughton shares the three-minute scene fix. Fiction University
Jami Gold wants you to explore your options for story conflict. Writers Helping Writers
Inigo vs. Westley: perfectly subversive. Why is this in tipsday? It’s all about storytelling through fight scenes! Jill Bearup
Angela Yeh believes that poetry can change the world. Later in the week, Sara Farmer interviews Ausma Zehanat Khan. DIY MFA
Chuck Wendig muses on plot and character (and giving writing advice at the end of the world). Terribleminds
Piper Bayard and Jay Holmes: fiction faves of the espionage pros. Writers in the Storm
Chris Winkle explains how our stories abandon morality for gray-colored lenses. Then, Oren Ashkenazi analyzes the terrible movie climaxes from Marvel’s phase one. Mythcreants
Shaelin Bishop shares six misconceptions she had about writing. Shaelin Writes
Nina Munteanu considers cymatics and how frequency changes the very nature of matter and energy.
Anne Ray takes us on a journey from La Jetée to Twelve Monkeys to covid-19. JSTOR Daily
This first episode of the new season was awesome! Desmond Cole, Saleema Nawaz, and John Elizabeth Stintzi. Shelagh Rogers, The Next Chapter, CBC.
Thank you for stopping by. I hope you found something to support your current work(s) in progress.
Until Thursday, be well and stay safe!