Tipsday is here! Fortify yourself for the week with some informal writerly learnings 🙂
Laura Highcove wants you to use your writer’s intuition to solve a problem. Manuela Williams offers you a tool for your poet’s toolbox: line breaks. Later in the week, Ginnye Lynn Cubel helps you write a villain you love. Then, Disha Walia shares five tips to ace the art of retelling. DIY MFA
Janice Hardy helps you make sense of character wants and needs. Fiction University
Princess Weekes considers purity culture and fandom … issa mess. Melina Pendulum
K.M. Weiland looks more closely at the flat archetype of the child in part 16 of her archetypal character arc series. Helping Writers Become Authors
Can we be heroes again? Confronting the banality of modern evil. Like Stories of Old
Tiffany Yates Martin helps you bring your stories to life with nonverbals. Then, Lisa Hall-Wilson shares four ways movement affects deep POV. Writers in the Storm
Then, on Jane Friedman’s blog, Tiffany shows you how to deepen characterization by mining your own reactions. Joe Ponepinto says, don’t tease your reader. Get to the tension and keep it rising. Jane Friedman
Getting feedback from critique partners and beta readers. Reedsy
Gwen Hernandez helps you organize your research notes in Scrivener. Then, Diana Giovinazzo is learning to writer through grief. Heather Webb: being a good literary citizen. Liz Michalski says, right-brained revisers, unite! Writer Unboxed
Nathan Bransford says, don’t start a scene without these four essential elements.
How to write effective description and imagery. Shaelin Writes
Angela Ackerman wants to know if your character has a secret. Writers Helping Writers
Kristine Kathryn Rusch presents part three of her fear-based decision-making series: TV/film.
Chris Winkle lists five common reasons stories screech to a halt. Then, Oren Ashkenazi analyzes five stories that suffer from muddled atmosphere. Mythcreants
Spirited Away – Why work is toxic. The Take
James Whitlock: Netflix’s Sandman has cast Death and a whole lot more of the Dreaming. Gizmodo
Evan Narcisse interviews Ta-Nahesi Coates about saying goodbye to Black Panther. Polygon
William Deresiewicz shares a report: stages of grief (what the pandemic has done to the arts). Harper’s
Emily Wenstrom explains how non-fungible tokens (NFTs) can reward authors and readers. Book Riot
Erin McCarthy introduces us to 56 delightfully unusual words for everyday things. Mental Floss
Thanks for taking the time to visit, and I hope you found something to support your current work in progress.
Until Thursday, be well and stay safe!