I’m all about the Writerly Goodness.
Most common writing mistakes, part 48: No conflict between characters. K.M. Weiland. Helping writers become authors. Then, she helps us figure out which scenes to include in act one.
Using a scene template to craft perfect scenes. C.S. Lakin. Live, write, thrive. Later in the week, she continues her scene structure series with this post: Scene structure: Beginnings and magic ingredients.
Chuck Wendig gets a little punchy with his headline: The pros and cons of pro cons (for writers).
Emmie Mears guest posts on Terribleminds on the issue of impostor syndrome.
Donald Maass says dialogue should do more than fill the silence. Writer Unboxed.
Juliet Marillier shares her experience as an ‘older writer’ on Writer Unboxed.
Jo Eberhardt ofers up her lessons learned about crafting secondary characters that count. Writer Unboxed.
Tiffany Lawson Inman gust posts on Writers in the Storm about seven fight styles every author should know about.
Chris Winkle offers five signs that your novel is sexist. Mythcreants.
Kristine Kathryn Rusch addresses the issue of writer voice (or the lack, thereof) in her weekly business post.
Joanna Penn interviews Joseph Michael, The Scrivener Coach, for The Creative Penn Podcast.
Andrew Rhomberg shares some important statistics on Digital Book World. Start strong, or lose your readers.
Some hope for the long suffering submitter: Scott Edelman sells to Analog after 44 years of submitting.
A new literary movement: method authors. The Independent.
Mental Floss lists 11 words of the year from around the world.
The book most people lie about having read is not what you think it is. The Telegraph.
Last week was national storytelling week. Bustle lists 15 books that will help you start your storytelling career.
Craft your own origami book marks. Rocket News 24.
A new play, “Pig Girl,” takes on the plight of missing and murdered indigenous women. CBC.
Katy Waldman shares what she learned by joining Emma Watson’s feminist book club. Slate.
Can historical fiction be considered serious literature? Why are we even asking this question? New Republic.
See you Thursday!