Another week, another batch of informal writerly learnings.
K.M. Weiland says, don’t let anyone tell you how to write, or, eight tips for learning responsibly. Helping Writers Become Authors
Greer Macallister tries some reverse psychology: how to write bad characters. Writer Unboxed
Keith Cronin: if I know then what I know now. Writer Unboxed
Juliet Marillier says that the magical formula is setting priorities. Writer Unboxed
Kathryn Craft: when perspective is the story. Writer Unboxed
Gwen Hernandez shows you how to compile a docx in Scrivener 3. Writer Unboxed
Kathryn Magendie: hey! Let’s all celebrate the madness! Writer Unboxed
Tamar Sloan shares five things writers need to know about characters with mental illness. PsychWriter
Roz Morris has some advice for shy writers: feel the fear and put yourself out there. Nail Your Novel
Sacha Black: how do you lead readers to your theme? Writers Helping Writers
Piper Bayard explains how to nail the character of an espionage hero for your spy novel. Writers Helping Writers
Orly Konig give you three reasons to embrace the prickly synopsis. Writers in the Storm
Ashly Hilst shares five ways to take your novel from good to great. DIY MFA
Oren Ashkenazi engages in some Q&A: what should I consider when creating a fictional economy? Later in the week, Chris Winkle helps you understand character karma. Mythcreants
Chuck Wendig examines the Save the Cat conundrum. Later in the week, T.J. Berry shares five things she learned writing Space Unicorn Blues. Terribleminds
Jenna Moreci lists her ten worst fantasy tropes.
Joanna Penn shares seven continuity issues to avoid when writing a series. The Creative Penn
Writer’s Digest interviews three agents about current science fiction trends.
Mary Robinette Kowal geeks out: five really cool things I learned at the NASA’s neutral buoyancy lab. Tor.com
Porter Anderson reports that the European parliament rejected a new copyright directive. What does that mean for copyright on this side of the pond? Porter Anderson Media
Adam O’Fallon Price: on semicolons and the rules of writing. The Millions
Be well until Thursday, when you can come back for your weekly dose of thoughty.