Welcome to November! This will be the last tipsday until December 13th (!) That’s right, I’m NaNoing again and foregoing curation until December. Get your fill of informal writerly learnings now!
You could always peruse the archives if you miss tipsday too much 😉
Vaughn Roycroft presents Murphy’s Law—the unboxed writer’s version. Elizabeth Havey: what was that phrase about authenticity? Kelsey Allagood shares what horror teaches us. Then, Sarah Penner is making the most of Canva with these seven design ideas for writers. Victoria Strauss explains when new isn’t better: the value of experience. Writer Unboxed
Clive Barker’s weirdest monster. Tale Foundry
C.S. Lakin stops by K.M. Weiland’s site: how writers can infuse mood in story settings. Helping Writers Become Authors
Over on her own site, Susanne discusses writing about difficult emotional experiences. Live, Write, Thrive
Then, Susanne explains how to quickly establish the setting in scenes. Elizabeth Spann Craig
How school makes you a bad writer. Answer in Progress
Kris Maze offers the ABCs of school author talks: how to engage kids. Eldred Bird: writing horror vs. writing terror. J. Alexander Greenwood is making a podcast love connection. Writers in the Storm
Why the Bechdel test isn’t enough. The Take
Manuela Williams suggests some revision strategies for your poet’s toolbox. Then, Dominique Richardson wonders, should you write a YA series today? John Matthew Fox lists five ways movies sabotage your writing skills. DIY MFA
Don’t force your characters to ask leading questions just so you can deliver exposition. Nathan Bransford
Ann-Marie MacDonald on her new novel Fayne and the stage adaptation of Fall on Your Knees. CBC’s Q
Elizabeth Sims lists 20 reasons everybody should write short stories. Then, Michael Mohr reveals the secret sauce to being a good writer. Jane Friedman
Rayne Hall explains how to write a spooky ghost story. Fiction University
Why ASL was banned in America. Otherwords | PBS Storied
Tiffany Yates Martin discusses peopling your stories (and your world) with individuals. Fox Print Editorial
Colleen M. Story shows you how to tell if you’re self-publishing your book for the right reasons. Writers Helping Writers
What makes a good story idea? Shaelin Writes
Chris Winkle shares lessons from the entitled writing of Yarnsworld. Then, Oren Ashkenazi analyzes five stories that fail at human resources. Mythcreants
Sir Salman Rushdie has lost sight in one eye, agent Andrew Wylie. BBC
Thank you for spending some time with me. I hope you took away something to support your current work(s) in progress.
Until Thursday, keep staying safe and well.