Welcome to tipsday 🙂 Pick up some informal writerly learnings to get through your week.
Black lives matter. Indigenous lives matter. All lives cannot matter until Black and Indigenous lives matter. I don’t want this to be a “performative wokeness” thing. I believe it wholeheartedly. I’m going to keep putting this message out there until real change happens.
Next week will see Ontario students return to class. Though additional money has been allocated to help schoolboards prepare, there still doesn’t seem to be a firm plan across all schoolboards. We’re going to have to wait and see.
Tiffany Yates Martin considers whether you should set your stories in a pandemic world. Then, Laurie Schnebly Campbell wants you to follow your heroine beyond the Hero’s Journey. Writers in the Storm
Shaelin explains how to write a plot twist. Reedsy
K.M. Weiland offers five steps to get past your fears of sharing your work. Helping Writers Become Authors
Nathan Bransford compares third person omniscient, third person limited, and head-hopping.
Tim Hickson explains how class systems fall. Hello, Future Me
Savannah Cordova shares some predictions for publishing trends in late 2020 and beyond. Writers Helping Writers
Kristen Lamb helps you find focus during crazy times: only so many ducks to give.
Sara Farmer interviews Marcie Rendon. DIY MFA
Nina Munteanu explores the Mozart effect and the power of music.
Oren Ashkenazi lists six common misconceptions of new writers. Mythcreants
Catching up on some awesome from The Take. First up: is Kill Bill’s Beatrix Kiddo a feminist hero?
Then, the model minority trope, explained.
Next, The Take explains how Kat, from 10 Things I Hate About You emphasizes the feminist message of Shakespeare’s Taming of the Shrew.
Finally, the neurotic, type A woman trope, explained.
Hephzibah Anderson reveals the surprising secrets of writers’ first drafts. BBC
Roxanne Fequiere: Black women are topping the bestsellers lists. What took so long? Elle
Farzana Doctor explains why her latest novel, Seven, is about khatna, or genital mutilation. Chatelaine
Thank you for visiting, and I hope you found something to support your current work in progress.
Until Thursday, be well and stay safe, my writerly friends!