Here are some informal writerly learnings to peruse while you’re preparing for, or celebrating, the holidays.
Lori Freeland says that show, don’t tell, are the three most misunderstood words in a writer’s vocabulary. Then, Colleen M. Story shared seven ways writers can overcome holiday anxiety. Julie Glover is saying no to get to a more important yes. Writers in the Storm
Shaelin shares five of her favourite tropes. Reedsy
Rheea Mukherjee makes notes on writer dreams, gratitude, and the anxiety of authenticity. Jim Dempsey wants you to manipulate your reader’s point of view. Sarah Callender asks, is imitating the greats helpful or harmful? Kathryn Craft is manipulating story time for maximum effect. David Corbett shares a lesson in forgiveness from The Crown. Writer Unboxed
K.M. Weiland critiques: ten ways to write a better first chapter using specific word choices. Helping Writers Become Authors
Roz Morris shares five post-NaNoWriMo ways to use the holidays to keep your new writing habits … without revising too early. Nail Your Novel
Abigail K. Perry digs into James Scott Bell’s signpost scene 13: the final battle. Brenda Joyce Patterson takes a deep dive into the essay. Then, Constance Emmett shares five tips for post-publication survival and success. DIY MFA
Robert Lee Brewer points out the difference between lets and let’s. Writer’s Digest
Nathan Bransford offer the eight essential elements of a story.
Chris Winkle shares five ways to make multiple points of view more engaging. Then, Oren Ashkenazi explains why some dark topics are more sensitive than others. Mythcreants
Tim makes some excellent points about writing power escalation. Hello, Future Me
Heidi Fiedler stops by The Creative Penn: five ways to quiet your inner editor.
Jami Gold asks, what’s your core story?
Thank you for stopping by. I hope you’re leaving with some great resources for your current work in progress.
Until Thursday, be well!