All rightie, then! Let’s get to the writerly goodness.
K.M. Weiland shares eight ways to troubleshoot your scenes and five ways to make them fabulous. Helping Writers Become Authors
Jami Gold explores the different ways in which you might approach story structure for a trilogy. Later in the week, Shaila Patel guest posts: creating the right first impression.
Sharon Bially writes about galleys: what are they and why you need them. Writer Unboxed
Leanne Sowul stresses the positive: what stress can do for you. DIYMFA
Oh! And lookie, lookie, who’s joining the DIYMFA team? Why me and three other awesome genre columnists! Now it can be told!
Joel Eisenberg guest posts on Kristen Lamb’s blog: you’re too smart to go down stupid.
Chuck Wendig wonders, is it time, dear writer, to ditch your literary agent? Terribleminds
Then, he trots over to Writer’s Digest to post 15 ways to earn your audience as a writer.
Becca Puglisi makes another entry in the character motivation thesaurus: realizing a dream. Writers Helping Writers
Oren Ashkenazi examines five cases of unfulfilled foreshadowing. Mythcreants
Andrew Falconer explains why fantasy writers should embrace their heritage. Mythcreants
Jennifer Schaeffer compiles 51 of the most beautiful sentences in literature for Buzzfeed.
How Shakespeare invented thinking on the page. Oxford Handbooks Online
Marie Howe: protecting your inner life in times of political turmoil. Literary Hub
Taylor Jones: linguists have been discussing “shit gibbon.” I argue it’s not entirely about gibbons. Hilarious. Insightful. Creative. Inspiring. I now have a new lexicon of swearage to draw upon 😀
Nnedi Okorafor states that The Parable of the Sower is the dystopia for our age, not Nineteen Eighty-Four. Modern Ghana
The Legend of Korra continues in Dark Horse comics. James Whitbrook for i09.
And that was your informal writerly learnings for the week.
Come back on Thursday for some thoughty 🙂
Be well until then.