It’s the last tipsday of August 2022. Where has the time gone?! It was a week jam-packed with informal writerly learnings. Enjoy!
Sara Farmer investigates some celebrity sleuths. Then, Ambre Leffler recommends the right lighting for your writing life. Tammy Lough: and the Nobel Prize in Literature awarded to … artificial intelligence? Susanne Dunlap tells the tale of how she came to write a novel about Adélaïde Labille-Guiard. Later in the week, Dianne C. Braley shares five tips on character development when writing about starting over. DIY MFA
The real history of Partition in India and Pakistan in Ms. Marvel. Historian’s Take | PBS Origins
Vaughn Roycroft considers the power of generational storytelling. Then, Gwen Hernandez helps you create an epub in Scrivener 3. Kelsey Allagood shares some lessons from the climbing wall. Then, Donna Giovinazzo explains how learning another language turned her into a grammar nerd. Natalie Hart wonders, what if you have what you need? Writer Unboxed
How Cthulu transcended its creator H.P. Lovecraft. Monstrum | PBS Storied
K.M. Weiland shares nine signs your story may be too complicated. Helping Writers Become Authors
Tiffany Yates Martin explains how to let readers into your characters’ inner life. Then, Kris Maze helps you fix fluff words — 14 filler words to avoid. Jenny Hansen says your mess is your message (a writing tip). Writers in the Storm
Why kids’ stories should be darker. Tale Foundry
Jim C. Hines makes a point about historical accuracy (in the context of House of the Dragon).
Heidi Ulrichsen announces that works by Sudbury’s 6th poet laureate now up at airport. Sudbury.com
The history of fonts. Struthless
Joni B. Cole says don’t fall for these five writing myths that can set back your writing. Jane Friedman
Tiffany Yates Martin discusses handling rejection (and what rejection letters mean—and don’t mean). Fox Print Editorial
How Freaks and Geeks got geek culture and freak culture. The Take
Angela Ackerman explains how to use conflict to target a character’s soft spots. Writers Helping Writers
Six signs it’s time to shelve your book. Reedsy
Joshua Hammer wonder was King Arthur a real person? The Smithsonian Magazine
Ed Simon: Mary Sydney and the voice of God. JSTOR Daily
The story behind food names. Otherwords | PBS Storied
Industry news: Jenn Northington wonders what is going on with Barnes & Noble? Book Riot
Thank you for spending some time with me, and I hope you found something to support your current work(s) in progress.
Until Thursday, keep staying safe and well!