A short week of informal writerly learnings to get back on track with curation. Enjoy!
Angela Ackerman explains how to write antagonists readers can’t help but like. Writers Helping Writers
Tiffany Yates Martin learns how Vaughn Roycroft revises by redefining success. Fox Print Editorial
Why “female entertainment” still gets written off. The Take
Grace Bialecki explains the power and necessity of sitting with your critiques. Then, Adele Annesi presents an argument for setting aside arc in story development. Jane Friedman
Liza Nash Taylor makes some notes to self on making room to move ahead. Henriette Lazaridis wants to linger, tinker, savor: taking the time to get it right. Writer Unboxed
We might never speak to aliens. Here’s why. Hello, Future Me
James R. Preston offers five tips to manage the book galley journey. Writers in the Storm
Chris Winkle shows you six places to trim slow prose. Then, Oren Ashkenazi shares what Legends and Lattes teaches us about light stories. Mythcreants
Three act structure: writing a strong first act. Reedsy
Three act structure: writing an engaging middle. Reedsy
A.H. Plotts presents show, don’t tell: your novel as a movie script. DIY MFA
Merriam-Webster’s word of the year 2022 is … gaslighting.
And that was tipsday. Thanks for stopping by. I hope you found something to support your current work(s) in progress, whatever stage they’re at.
Until Thursday, keep staying safe and well!