Welcome to tipsday, you’re opportunity to get your fill of informal writerly learnings. Enjoy!
K.M. Weiland helps you understand the underworld of a story’s third act. Helping Writers Become Authors
Ann Marie Nieves: book promotion and marketing questions answered, part VIII. Lisa Janice Cohen recommends a writer’s buddy system. Then, Barbara Linn Probst is walking back to “what do I really want?” AKA the miracle question. Julie Carrick Dalton is seeking the existential, the intimate, and the urgent: essays that model masterful storytelling. Writer Unboxed
Tim Hickson says show don’t tell (is a lie). Hello, Future Me
Ellen Buikema wants you to write a compelling first line. Then, Lynette M. Burrows helps you create compelling scenes with the motivation-reaction unit (MRU). Lori Freeland: to comma or not to comma (part 4). Writers in the Storm
Jodé Millman issues a call to arms against banning books. Elizabeth Spann Craig
Jill Bearup explains how to fight in Versace.
Becca Puglisi helps you avoid writing stereotypes of religious figures. Jami Gold: “They’re all gonna die!” Wait. Why does that matter? Writers Helping Writers
Over on her own blog, Jami follows up with this post: what gives our stories meaning?
Nathan Bransford explains how to write a synopsis for your novel.
Shaelin explains how to submit to literary magazines. Reedsy
Ambre Dawn Leffler suggests three small steps to get your writing back on track. Then, Marina Barakatt introduces us to the comic Shutter. Linda Murphy Marshall offers five words of encouragement for writers. Then, Mary Adkins explains how to use the enneagram to create fictional characters. DIY MFA
Kristen Lamb considers neurodivergence: being different in life and fiction.
Emily Zarka and Josef Lorenzo uncover UFOs and alien abductions. Monstrum | PBS Storied
Tiffany Yates Martin wonders, are you paying attention to your progress? Fox Print Editorial
Jane provides a step-by-step walk-through of Amazon Ads for beginning authors. Jane Friedman
Chris Winkle explains how to make your character selfless. Then, Oren Ashkenazi pits Andy Weir against himself in a three-way competition: The Martian vs. Artemis vs. Project Hail Mary. Mythcreants
Shaelin suggests questions to ask while you’re revising. Shaelin Writes
Thanks for stopping by, and I hope you found something to support your current work in progress.
Until Thursday, be well and stay safe, my writerly friends!