Welcome to tipsday, where you can get the best of the week’s informal writerly learnings. Enjoy!
Ann Marie Nieves: so you’re interested in hiring a publicist. Jim Dempsey says, write for that someone special. Then, Barbara Linn Probst wonders what actually makes you a better writer? Writer unboxed
K.M. Weiland offers some tips on writing romance. Helping Writers Become Authors
C.S. Lakin explains what story hooks are all about. Live, Write, Thrive
Stories about stories about stories. Tale Foundry
Elizabeth Spann Craig reviews Amazon’s author page updates.
Roz Morris wonders, will AI writing threaten authors’ livelihoods? Nail Your Novel
Jane says negotiation is the one business skill she could grant all writers. Jane Friedman
Suzy Vadori helps you slay your bloated word count. Writers Helping Writers
Nathan Bransford says don’t dribble out morsels of information within a scene.
How to write dialogue. Reedsy
AK Nevermore defines science fiction and fantasy. Then, Lori Walker interviews Courtney Maum about genre-hopping, process, and time management as a working writer. Karmen Špiljak shares the secret ingredient. Next, Sebastián Calderón offers five techniques to connect with your novel. DIY MFA
Janice Hardy shares three ways “show, don’t’ tell” can strengthen your writing. Then, Lynette M. Burrows helps you create characters your readers love and hate. Eldred Bird lists five ways helping other writers helps you. Writers in the Storm
Jenna Harte explains how to find your readers. Fiction University
Tiffany Yates Martin: when will you be a success? Fox Print Editorial
Chris Winkle helps you judge what information your story needs. Then, Oren Ashkenazi analyzes five stories with disappointing prophecies. Mythcreants
Chuck Wendig considers AI and the fetishization of ideas. Terribleminds
Connor Garel explains why M. NorbeSe Philip declared war on her own book. The Walrus
Amna Khalid: the futility of trigger warnings. Persuasion
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!