I hope your holidays were merry and bright, filled with the love of family and friends.
It’s time to fill up on informal writerly learnings for the last time in 2022 (!) Enjoy.
Stephanie BwaBwa shares six self-publishing principles for a fulfilling authorial career. Then, Olivia Fisher offers six things to focus on when editing the first draft of your kid lit story. Carol Van Den Hende takes a look at book cover trends heading into 2023. Then, A.H. Plotts provides fives steps for turning your story into a film. DIY MFA
Sherlock Holmes isn’t who you think he is. Tale Foundry
Vaughn Roycroft wishes joy to the (writerly) world—post-pub edition. Then, Natalie Hart wants you to be strong like a sphincter. Porter Anderson discusses another diversity. Then, Diana Giovinazzo muses on taking a pause and reconnecting with our creativity. Writer Unboxed
Lisa Norman: welcome to the future, part 3. Then, Lynette M. Burrows helps you put ground under their feet. Ellen Buikema gathers some tips for writing magical realism. Writers in the Storm
Tiffany Yates Martin says give it a rest. Fox Print Editorial
Chris Winkle discovers how Brandon Sanderson’s debut novel holds up. Then, Oren Ashkenazi asks five plot questions that will help you revise your manuscript. Mythcreants
Thank you for spending some time with me, and I hope you took away something to support your current work(s) in progress.
Until Thursday, keep staying safe and well!