Monday is just a memory and tonight’s the full moon. Get ready to howl with some informal writerly learnings 🙂
Vaughn Roycroft discusses magic and spirituality in story. Then, Donald Maass asks you to consider Jack, in the box. Sarah Callender is trusting the process. And Liza Nash Taylor is hanging out with Honey Boo-Boo. Writer Unboxed
Is H.P. Lovecraft bad at writing? Tale Foundry
K.M. Weiland explains how to write a mystery. Helping Writers Become Authors
C.S. Lakin encourages getting “slick” with your novel’s theme. Live, Write, Thrive
Lisa Hall-Wilson provides ten examples of author intrusion in deep point of view and how to fix them. Then, Margie Lawson shares some writing rules to make you shine, not whine. James R. Preston: the boss fight, sherpas, and the devil’s in the details. Writers in the Storm
Why everyone hates the chosen one. Tale Foundry
Elizabeth Spann Craig discusses the differences between beta readers, ARC readers, and critique partners.
Stuart Horowitz explains the nuts and bolts of becoming and independent editor. Then, Grace Bialecki says, always read the acknowledgements page! Susan DeFreitas shares the two most critical tactics for getting emotion on the page. Jane Friedman
The surprising centuries-old origins of the unicorn. Fate & Fabled
Kristina Stanley and Lucy Cooke show you where to start a story edit. Then, P.A. Cornell lists ten things Lego has taught her about story building. Writers Helping Writers
Richelle Lyn offers a book coaching 101. Then, Sara Farmer shares more of her favourite mystery shows. Lori Walker interviews Dominique Richardson and Sorboni Banerjee about collaborating on a fairy tale-inspired YA series. Next, Stacy Frazer points out three common revision mistakes, and what to do instead. Monica Cox lists five tips for staying accountable during revision. DIY MFA
Tiffany Yates Martin discovers how Sherry Thomas revises: concentrating on the work. Fox Print Editorial
The trickster archetype: definition, examples, and how-to. The herald archetype. The shapeshifter archetype. The threshold guardian archetype. The villain archetype. Story Grid
Chris Winkle discusses doling out information during a scene. Then, Oren Ashkenazi analyzes Star Trek’s mediocre antagonistic species. Mythcreants
Thanks for visiting. I hope you took away something to support your current work(s) in progress.
Until Thursday, keep staying safe and well, my writerly friends.