Ah! The penultimate tipsday of the year! Time to get your informal writerly learnings 🙂
John J. Kelley helps you stage the scene. Yuvi Zalkow is embracing the I-don’t-know-ness. Porter Anderson hopes you work wonders in 2021. Writer Unboxed
Janice Hardy shares three steps to crafting a stronger first draft. Fiction University
Jenna Moreci shares her top ten tips for writing fantasy.
Lori Freeland lists five things every writer needs to thrive. Then, Barbara Linn Probst considers scene coherence from the reader’s perspective. Writers in the Storm
My name is Inigo Montoya: Princess Bride fight analysis. Jill Bearup
Lucy V. Hay shares ten steps to revise your NaNo novel. Writers Helping Writers
Nathan Bransford explains what to expect when you work with a freelance editor.
The strong female character trope, explained. The Take
Abigail K. Perry demonstrates the importance of internal and external value shifts in characters. Later in the week, Amy Ayers offers five ways to talk about writing with nonwriters. DIY MFA
The funny fat girl trope, explained. The Take
Ken Brosky explains how to effectively manage multiple narrators in your novel. Then, Louise Tondeur asks, is your writer’s block really writer’s indecision? Jane Friedman
Chris Winkle does a narration makeover to create tension. Oren Ashkenazi: what The Black Company teaches us about dark stories. Mythcreants
Emily Zarka considers the Nuckelavee, Scotland’s skinless, evil monstrosity. Monstrum |PBS Storied
Mildred Europa Taylor: Cynthia Erivo to star in and produce film about enslaved Yoruba girl who became a gift to the queen of England. Face 2 Face Africa
Stephanie Cram: Darcie Little Badger’s YA debut Elatsoe landed on Time’s list of the best fantasy novels of all time. CBC’s “Unreserved”
A Poem for All The ‘Old Hags’ // Sarah MacGillivray
Tom Grater reports that Charlie Mackesy, author of The Boy, the Mole, the Fox, and the Horse, teams up with Bad Robot to produce animated short. Deadline
Thanks for dropping by, and I hope you found something to support your current work in progress.
Until Thursday, be well and stay safe, my writerly friends!