It’s the last tipsday of February! Fuel up on informal writerly learnings for the week.
Roz Morris explains how to write a novel with multiple points of view—seven voices. Nail Your Novel
Raya’s queerbaiting of Southeast Asians – the importance of cultural context to queerness (part 3 of SEA critique of Raya and the Last Dragon). Xiran Jay Zhao
Ann Marie Nieves: PR and marketing questions answered, part VI. Dave King recommends cutting your way to freedom. Then, Barbara Linn Probst shares something that might not actually be true. Porter Anderson: ego, “litflation,” and honor(s). Tom Pope is creating without hope and fear. Writer Unboxed
How do we read? It’s Magic (almost)! Be Smart
K.M. Weiland explains how archetypes and story structure are connected. Helping Writers Become Authors
Joanna Penn interviews C. Ruth Taylor about self-publishing in Jamaica and the Caribbean and the importance of diverse voices. The Creative Penn
On worldbuilding: fallen civilizations. Hello, Future Me
Alexander J. Lewis shares his experience going a year without social media as a freelance writer. Peter Desberg and Jeffrey Davis explain how to pitch like a Hollywood pro. Jane Friedman
Well, THIS seems familiar … Jill Bearup
Nathan Bransford explains how to crystalize the stakes.
Colice Sanders wants you to answer the call for diversity. Then, Disha Walia lists the seven deadly sins of speculative fiction (and how to fix them). Lori Walker: going from preparing to write to actually writing. Alexis M. Collazo shares five reasons to start a morning writing routine. DIY MFA
Dealing with writer burnout. Reedsy
Lynette M. Burroughs: things I wish I knew before I published (pat 2). Writers in the Storm
Angie Hodapp is zeroing in on comps (part 1). Then, Kristin Nelson wants you to dance with the right partner at the publishing prom. Pub Rants
Possibly controversial. Rules vs. Craft. Shaelin Writes
Oren Ashkenazi: how useful are Jonathan Franzen’s ten rules for novelists? Mythcreants
Cory Doctorow reveals that a bug in early creative commons licences has enables a new breed of superpredator. Medium
Promises as a magic system. Tale Foundry
Anne Delaney discusses words on the way in: a retrospective. JSTOR Daily
Ellen Gutoskey shares 11 things you should know about Audre Lorde. Mental Floss
Thank you for taking the time to stop by, and I hope you took away something to support your current work in progress.
Until Thursday, be well and stay safe!