Welcome to the first full tipsday, post-NaNo 🙂 It’s time to stock up on informal writerly learnings. Enjoy!
LA Bourgeois is dealing with ambiguity. Then, Richelle Lyn recommends planning early for New Year’s success. Lori Walker interviews Deeba Zargarpur about blending family trauma with the supernatural. Then Melanie Bell explains how to write a novel with alternating timelines. DIY MFA
The childless woman trope needs a serious update. The Take
Greer Macallister: on endings and non-endings. Tiffany Yates Martin shares more words you’re probably using wrong. Then, Donald Maass considers the eighth element. David Corbett shares some writing lessons from Jess Walter. Then, Kathryn Craft lists seven ways public readings can help your writing. Writer Unboxed
What kind of fencing club is this, Wednesday? Jill Bearup
Penny C. Sansevieri helps you create bonus content to double your reader engagement. Then, Janice Hardy shares three easy tips to help you revise your novel. Piper Bayard exposes honeypots and the honey trap (writing spies series). Writers in the Storm
K.M. Weiland shares 15 tips to create the perfect writing space. Helping Writers Become Authors
Lisa Poisso exposes three action-reaction misfires that flatten your writing. Writers Helping Writers
How music brings mortals closer to gods. Fate & Fabled | PBS Storied
Nathan Bransford: finding the courage to leap.
Becky Robinson explains how to bridge the gap between online and offline activities. Then, Ariel Curry helps you build your writing self-efficacy. Tiffany Yates Martin answers this question: what if you’re new to writing and don’t know how to fix things? Jane Friedman
Tiffany Yates Martin wonders, what is your Wendy? Fox Print Editorial
Three act structure: writing a showstopping ending. Reedsy
Steven Fritz reveals radiation hazards in space and how to mitigate them. Science in Science Fiction | Dan Koboldt
Chris Winkle lists five common character arc blunders. Then, Oren Ashkenazi explains why Save the Cat! can’t write a novel. Mythcreants
Julianna Kim: a new author tweeted about a low book signing turnout and famous authors commiserated. NPR
Oxford selects its word of the year 2022: goblin mode.
Thank you for visiting, and I hope you found something to support your current work(s) in progress.
Until Thursday, keep staying safe and well, my writerly friends!