Another week, another batch of informal writerly learnings. Enjoy!
K.M. Weiland: this is how to transform infodumps into exciting plot reveals. Helping Writers Become Authors
Roz Morris considers what your readers will never notice (and what they will) … a brief point about reader belief and story logic. Nail Your Novel
Shaelin Bishop shares seven of her favourite writing tools.
Ethan Ellenberg gives authors the big picture on intellectual property. Jane Friedman
Angela Ackerman lays out the free and paid story feedback options for authors. Later in the week, Savannah Cordova from Reedsy visits: what can the best metaphors in literature teach us about writing? Writers Helping Writers
Abigail K. Perry looks at James Scott Bell’s signpost scene 12: the Q factor. Brenda Joyce Patterson takes a deep dive into novellas and novelettes. DIY MFA
Julie Glover give us more on plotting, pantsing, and personality type. Writers in the Storm
Jami Gold warns you to watch for redundancy in your story.
Jane Friedman reports on current trends in traditional book publishing.
Chris Winkle shares 18 ways for protagonists to contribute. Mythcreants
The complex problems with mental illness in fiction. *Please be aware that this video essay discusses suicide, self-harm, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and other mental health issues. While it’s very well done (in my opinion), the video offers no solutions. If you prefer not to watch, do not click through on this one.* Hello Future Me
Nina Munteanu considers science fiction on water justice and climate change.
Thanks for visiting! I hope you found something to help you progress with your work in progress.
Until Thursday, be well, my writerly friends!