Welcome to tipsday, your opportunity to stock up on informal writerly learnings. Enjoy!
Richelle Lyn wonders whether to trademark or not to trademark. Then, Ambre Leffler recommends the marble jar experiment to balance your energy account. Marina Barakatt discusses Kamala Khan, AKA Ms. Marvel. Then, Laura Whitfield is facing shame and healing through writing a memoir. Later in the week, Madhushree Ghosh shares five books on family and belonging by Southeast Asian writers. DIY MFA
Ellen Brock helps you write your novel’s second quarter.
Julie Duffy wants you to find the fun. Then, Greer Macallister shares the pleasures and pitfalls of changing genres. Donald Maass: there are forces at work here. Nancy Johnson shares three tips for using real-world events. Then, David Corbett makes the next instalment in the continuing saga of the murdered darlings, prologue edition. Writer Unboxed
Tim Hickson fixes Legend of Korra. Hello, Future Me
Harrison Demchick reveals how to write about the pandemic (or not). Helping Writers Become Authors
Karen Debonis: from non-writer to published author in 20 short years. Then, Janice Hardy shares five ways to add depth to a scene. Julie Glover offers 10 common corrections she makes when copyediting. Writers in the Storm
Look what Jill Bearup accidentally made …
Joanna Penn interviews Tiffany Yates Martin about Intuitive Editing. The Creative Penn
Alex J. Cavanaugh talks about taking a writing break. Elizabeth Spann Craig
The story resolution creates a satisfying ending for the reader. Story Grid
Princess Weekes explores the failure of Black Disney.
Adam Rosen explains why you should consider a university press for your book. Then, Lisa Ellison Cooper reveals why your amazing writing group might be failing you. Jane Friedman
Nathan Bransford says there are no writing rules, but there are principles.
How to use symbolism in your writing. Reedsy
Kristen Lamb: memory shapes characters and sharpens conflict. Then, Kristen covers literary larceny and why people should be ashamed.
Colleen M. Story debunks one popular myth writers believe about writer’s block. Writers Helping Writers
Why aren’t angels scary anymore? Fate & Fabled | PBS Storied
Tiffany Yates Martin reveals how KJ Dell’Antonia revises: embracing opportunity. Fox Print Editorial
Chris Winkle profiles five mediocre white men from big-budget stories. Then, Oren Ashkenazi analyzes five underwhelming reveals in speculative fiction. Mythcreants
Sands Hall: “The ways of fiction are devious indeed.” Was Wallace Stegner guilty of plagiarism? Alta
Thank you 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, my writerly friends!