Another lovely week filled with informal writerly learnings.
K.M. Weiland explores why writers cherish language. Helping Writers Become Authors
Janice Hardy stops by Writers in the Storm: plot backward to move forward with your novel.
Lisa Hall-Wilson offers five tips on writing a trauma backstory. Writers in the Storm
Roz Morris explains how to outline your novel without killing the fun of writing it. Nail Your Novel
Lisa Cron tells you how to nail your first three pages. Writers Helping Writers
Barbara Poelle answers another funny you should ask question: how fast-paced should a thriller be? Writer’s Digest
Janice Hardy tells you what you need to know about internalization. Fiction University
Rachael Stephen: how to write when you don’t want to. #preptober
Sara Letourneau helps you let go of perfectionism the DIY MFA way. DIY MFA
Dan Koboldt stops by Jane Friedman’s blog to explain how to research your writing to ensure technical accuracy. Also, check out Dan’s new book: Putting the Science in Fiction. I’m a fan 🙂
Kathleen McCleary: it takes a village. Writer Unboxed
Porter Anderson wonders, but how much are you reading? Writer Unboxed
Chris Winkle presents six wordcraft questions writers fight over. Then, Oren Ashkenazi points out seven common problems with speculative fiction technology. Mythcreants
Cold Crash Pictures debunks the four most annoying scientific inaccuracies in film.
Jenna Moreci lists her worst sci-fi tropes ever.
And Cold Crash Pictures tackles four more sexist tropes.
Thanks for stopping by. I hope you found something helpful in this curation.
Be well until thoughty Thursday!