Well, hello, Tuesday-that-feels-like-a-Monday! Launch yourself into this short week with some informal writerly learnings 🙂
K.M. Weiland shares seven tips for adding complexity to your story. Helping Writers Become Authors
Eldred Bird explains what blogging has taught him about writing. Then, James Preston warns of three common traps that can hurt your story (and how to avoid them). Writers in the Storm
Elizabeth Spann Craig helps you finish writing-related tasks quickly.
The secret to a well-paced plot (and it’s ridiculously easy). Shaelin Writes
Janice Hardy explains how writing a novel is like gardening. Fiction University
Alexander Lewis helps you grow your writing business by stepping away from your computer. Jane Friedman
Nathan Bransford: what is the “narrative voice”?
How to find time to write. Reedsy
Abigail K. Perry analyses the first chapter of Red, White, and Royal Blue. Then, Angela Yeh interviews Leslie Wheeler about how to take poetry personally. Mason Engel explains how to beat your writer’s burnout: a seven-step guide to tuning up your creative engine. Later in the week, Jennifer Craven shares five tips for writing multi-POV stories. DIY MFA
Yasmin Angoe relates the trials and tribulations of writing the second novel. Then, Kasey LeBlanc considers ebb and flow: a season for writing … and forgiveness. Liza Nash Taylor says, writer, edit thyself! Writer Unboxed
When the monster is hiding in plain sight. Tale Foundry
Tiffany Yates Martin explains how Elisa Lorello revises: rediscovering joy. Fox Print Editorial
Jordan Kantey lists seven ways to ensure you reach your writing goals. Writers Helping Writers
Chris Winkle wonders, can framing devices be better than terrible? Then, Oren Ashkenazi explains how Simmons scattered his world: building Hyperion. Mythcreants
Plot armour is good (sometimes). Hello, Future Me
Tavi Gevinson waxes on not being afraid to change up your process. The Creative Independent
Leanne Ogasawara is reassessing the workshop in light of culture shock. The Millions
Thanks for taking the time to visit, and I hope you took away something to support your current work(s) in progress.
Until Thursday, keep staying safe and well!