Welcome to tipsday, your source for informal writerly learnings.
Angela Ackerman wonders, does your character’s behaviour make sense? Then, Lisa Hall-Wilson supplies one quick fix for telling in deep point of view. Writers in the Storm
Jan O’Hara explains what cows and writing competence have in common. Dave King had a solution to absent friends. Heather Webb is navigating an evolving writing process: writing on a boat, with a goat. Keith Cronin: on getting it and showing up. Writer Unboxed
K.M. Weiland examines the two different types of lie your character believes. Helping Writers Become Authors
Tim Hickson on writing first person. Hello, Future Me
Christina Kaye explains how to write a killer villain. Jane Friedman
Nathan Bransford shares nine ways to spice up your characters. Later in the week, he wonders, what does it mean to be your “real self” online?
Leanne Sowul wants you to use the power of habit to achieve your goals. Then, Bronwen Fleetwood wonders, should you use pop culture references in MG and YA fiction? Gabriela Pereira interviews Constance Sayers: stitching together multiple timelines. DIY MFA
Agents Sara Megibow wants you to make a list of personal influencers. Fiction University
Jami Gold considers how to make your protagonist more proactive.
How to introduce your characters, part 1. Reedsy
And part 2:
Chris Winkle examines six effective animal companions (including droids and baby Yoda). Then, Oren Ashkenazi critiques eight instances of sexism in The Witcher. Mythcreants
Robert Lee Brewer clarifies when to use canceled and when to use cancelled. Writer’s Digest
And that was tipsday. Thanks for stopping by, and I hope you took away something you need for your current work in progress.
Until Thursday, be well, my writerly friends 🙂