Holy cannoli, your informal writerly learnings are back on track this week 🙂
K.M. Weiland shares another way to look at scene structure. Helping Writers Become Authors
Wordplayer Liberty Speidel guest posts on Kate’s blog later in the week: five steps to a thorough book edit.
Jami Gold is now a writing coach on Writers Helping Writers! The revision circle: does my story have too many problems?
Chris Winkle helps us master evocative telling. Mythcreants
Alex Limberg guest posts on Kristen Lamb’s blog. Finish that novel: tips to help you go the distance.
Angela Ackerman explains how to use symbolism to elevate your storytelling. Writers in the Storm
Piper Bayard offers some guidance about what to do after NaNoWriMo. Writers in the Storm
Chuck Wendig, as always, has thoughts on how to create art and make cool stuff in times of trouble. Terribleminds
Andrea Phillips guest posts on Terribleminds: the high goddamned responsibility of fiction.
Orly Konig-Lopez shares her thoughts on Writers in the Storm: why it’s not always about the writing.
Janice Hardy offers five tips to fight your end-of-year writer’s fatigue. Fiction University
Sara Letourneau examines fate versus free will as a literary theme. DIYMFA
Now y’all know, if you’ve been following me for a while, what I think about resolutions, but Bess Cozby shares five strategies you can implement to rock your resolutions in 2017. DIYMFA
Oren Ashkenazi reviews five failed animal companions in science fiction and fantasy. Mythcreants
Devon Murphy interviews Madeleine Thien about her process. Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity
The Globe and Mail interviews A.M. Dellamonica on occasion of the publication of her latest novel.
Scott Dadich announces Wired science fiction dedicated issue 🙂
The changing faces of science fiction and fantasy. The New Inquiry
Sheila Liming shares her memories of Octavia Butler, neighbour. Public Books
Martin Shaw shares his midwinter night’s dream. Medium
Maria Alexander introduces us to the witches of winter. Tor.com
James Whitbrook has this breaking news: David Tennant is the voice of Scrooge McDuck in the rebooted Ducktales. i09
Tilda Swinton sent Jezebel the unedited email exchange between her and Margaret Cho about Doctor Strange, diversity, and whitewashing. Rich Juzwiak reports.
Evan Narcisse: the Sense8 Christmas special says, “happy fucking New Year.” Phil and I are FURIOUSLY HAPPY! i09
Happy holidays to everyone!
We’ll see you back here, next week, for more writerly goodness 🙂