Ah, Tuesday! The day when you get to catch up on your informal writerly learnings of the previous week.
Janice Hardy explains how the wrap up works in a novel. #storystructure Fiction University
K.M. Weiland continues her archetypal character arc series by introducing us to the hero’s shadow archetypes. Helping Writers Become Authors
Wonder Woman 1984: gravity would like a word … Jill Bearup
Kathleen Marple Kalb explains how to navigate a book launch through social media. Then, Sharon Oard Warner wonders which comes first: character or plot? Jane Friedman
Shaelin explains how to write science fiction. Reedsy
Then, she covers sci-fi tropes to avoid or embrace. Reedsy
Nicole Souza shares some tips for creating strong female characters. Elizabeth Spann Craig
Alli Sinclair wants to help you use your fiction skills to earn money. Writers Helping Writers
Jim Dempsey tells you how to cut the cost of a professional editor. Then, Kathleen McCleary explains how regrets reveal and forge character. Later in the week, Porter Anderson is suiting up for serialization. Kelsey Allagood: writer, know thyself. Writer Unboxed
Erica Brozovsky: what’s the longest word? Otherwords | PBS Storied
My latest Speculations column went live on April 13: celebrating Perseverance. DIY MFA
Brannan Sirratt defines nonfiction and fiction dimensions. Story Grid
Queer coding, explained. The Take
Piper Bayard lists 10 common kitchen items to use as weapons. Writers in the Storm
Chris Winkle explains how to teach world terms without confusing readers. Then, Oren Ashkenazi analyzes five stories with unsatisfying endings. Mythcreants
The sympathetic villain. The Take
Kristen Lamb: how to write stories that grip readers and don’t let go.
Thom Dunn explains why it’s harder for neurodivergent people to break into publishing. Boing Boing
Julia Skinner: libraries and pandemics, past and present. JSTOR Daily
And that was tipsday for this week. Thanks for stopping by, and I hope you took away something to support your current work in progress.
Until Thursday, be well and stay safe!