Spring has sprung, the grass is ris’, do you know where your informal writerly learnings is? Sorry. Old rhyme from childhood (if you substitute birdies for informal writerly learnings). I prolly should have left it there, eh?
Karen Abbott-Trimuel asks, are you happy? Vaughn Roycroft is waking from a dream. Then, Dave King shares another episode of the reality show. Stacey Allagood offers six writing lessons from an actual backyard gardener. Writer Unboxed
Does your book need a prologue? Reedsy
Janice Hardy shares four ways a strong point of view strengthens a novel. Later in the week, Bonnie Randall considers the intersection between cathartic writing and cathartic reading. Fiction University
What is a denouement and how do you write one? Reedsy
K.M. Weiland continues her archetypal character arcs series with part six: the crone arc. Helping Writers Become Authors
Self-care for writers. These are truly excellent. Shaelin Writes
Monya Baker offers six tips for writing in deep third person point of view. Then, Nancy Stohlman considers jealousy in the age of quarantine: the green-eyed monster. Jane Friedman
For St. Patrick’s Day, Emily Zarka looks at the leprechaun: from gold-loving cobbler to cultural icon Monstrum | PBS Storied
Julie Glover explains what happens when illness interrupts your writing. Writers in the Storm
Lucy V. Hay points out three things worth thinking about before you start your novel. Writers Helping Writers
WandaVision’s sitcom universe. The Take
Nathan Bransford recounts a year of covid.
Ambre Dawn Leffler recommends you sync your creative process with birdsong. Heather Campbell lists five ways writing a novel is like running a marathon. Then, Alexander Weinstein introduces us to 4th person perspective: the we without an I. DIY MFA
The origins of the e-girl. The Take
Chuck Wendig tackles the craft question, should writers write every day? Terribleminds
Chris Winkle helps you understand conflict and tension. Then, Oren Ashkenazi is (facetiously) taking the politics out of six popular stories. Mythcreants
El Jones’ poem, “Glass Hands,” is everything I want to say about the pandemic. CBC’s “The Current”
Sierra Garcia: how early sci-fi authors imagined climate change. JSTOR Daily
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!