Black lives matter. Indigenous lives matter. All lives cannot matter until Black and Indigenous lives matter. This is not a political statement. It’s a fundamental truth.
22 new confirmed cases of covid-19 have occurred in Sudbury over the last week or so, most of them in people under 30. Just because we’ve entered phase 3 of reopening doesn’t mean we’re back to normal. Wear your masks people. Maintain physical distance.
And now, onto the informal writerly learnings!
The Take traces the development of the interracial relationship onscreen.
K.M. Weiland shares seven misconceptions about being a writer. Helping Writers Become Authors
Bonnie Randall explains how to weave setting into a deep point of view. Later in the week, Bethany Henry shares seven ways to deal with burnout. Fiction University
Sacha Black: what “read more to improve your writing” really means. Writers Helping Writers
Abigail K. Perry offers another Story Grid scene analysis: Something Borrowed. Later in the week, Indiana Lee shares five ways to protect your privacy while promoting your writing online. DIY MFA
Shaelin offers some tips about working with critique partners. Reedsy
Then, she helps you deal with rejection. Key takeaway: NEVER give up. Reedsy
Nathan Bransford shares his thoughts on how to spice up relationships in novels.
Laurie Schnebly Campbell reveals the most important reader question. Then, Kris Maze lists five steps to better writer self-care. Writers in the Storm
Jael R. Bakari visits Jami Gold’s blog to discuss writing process: developing a coherent story.
Aiki Flinthart is creating unique voices for multiple point of view characters—and how to show their emotions. Lisa Hall-Wilson
The universal beauty of LGBT+ love stories. Like Stories of Old
Kim Bullock wants you to use uncertainty to enhance your story. Writer Unboxed
Chris Winkle helps you create a magical atmosphere with this description makeover. Then, Oren Ashkenazi considers five cool storylines that went nowhere. Mythcreants
John Foxwell explains why many writers say they can hear the voices of their characters. The Conversation
Matt Blake lists the greatest literary groups in history. Penguin
Thanks for visiting. I hope you found something to support your current work in progress (whatever state it’s in).
Until Thursday, be well and stay safe, my writerly friends.