The writerly goodness just keeps on coming 🙂
K.M. Weiland offers the next in her most common writing mistakes series: dead end relationships. Helping Writers Become Authors
John J. Kelley: the care and feeding of relationships. Writer Unboxed
Bryn Greenwood explains hot bunking for writers. Writer Unboxed
Kathryn Craft explores the power of unexpected elements. Writer Unboxed
Emily Cavanaugh helps you take yourself seriously as a writer—before anyone else does. Writers in the Storm
Orly Konig-Lopez explores living with writerly self-doubt. Writers in the Storm
James Scott Bell is in the Writers Helping Writers coaching corner: conflict and suspense belong in every kind of novel.
Dan Blank guest posts on Writers Helping Writers: the daily practice of growing your audience.
Jamie Raintree examines authenticity and the discomfort of vulnerability.
Robin Lovett extols the merits of happily ever after. DIYMFA
Gabriela Pereira interviews Clare Mackintosh for DIYMFA radio.
Jami Gold: right brain vs. left brain vs. creativity.
What’s the purpose of story structure for readers? Jami Gold
E.R. Ramzipoor guest posts on Janice Hardy’s Fiction Univerity: token or broken? Writing LGBT.
How to outline your novel, part 2. Jenna Moreci
Susan Spann lists ten questions you should ask before you accept a publishing deal. Writers in the Storm
Nevertheless, she persisted: a Tor.com flash fiction project. Awesome stories by awesome writers.
Margaret Atwood: what The Handmaid’s Tale means in the age of Trump. The New York Times
Molly McArdle takes a look at the rise of Roxane Gay. Brooklyn Magazine
Mary Walsh is coming out with her first novel! CBC Books
Kathleen O’Grady reports on the discovery of a true language universal. Ars Technica
David Schultz: some fairy tales may be 6,000 years old. Science Magazine
Robert MacFarlane considers Susan Cooper’s The Dark is Rising the eeriest novel he knows. 1843 Magazine
Twenty questions with Ursula K. Le Guin: The Times Literary Supplement
Simon Tolkien writes about his grandfather and how WWI inspired The Lord of the Rings. BBC
Here’s a literary cold case for you: Jane Austen may have died of arsenic poisoning. Christopher D. Shea and Jennifer Schuessler share the evidence, and the theory, so far. The New York Times
And that was your informal writerly learnings of the week.
See you Thursday!
Be well until then.