Here is a collection of writing links that I found most useful and informative from this past week. May the new week have as many gems as this past one!
- 6 Things You Need To Know About “Was”
One of the best articles on the use of the dreaded word “was,” but unlike other articles on passive voice, this one I found extremely straightforward and made much more sense.
- Alexandra Sokoloff: Key Story Elements: Inner And Outer Desire
A basic when creating a character and a story.
- How I Edit | Nathan Bransford, Author
A general overview of how one author edits his work from beginning to end.
- The 5% Creativity Challenge | Josh Linkner
An excellent challenge for every writer who feels guilty about the amount (or lack) of time spent on writing.
- Why I Never Get Blogger’s Block
A crucial activity of a writer.
- Critique Sisters Corner: The Short Synopsis
Advice on how to compose your short synopsis, from two authors and an editor.
- Subsidy Publishing: Proceed With Caution — The Book Designer
A very good article to read if you’re curious about current publishing trends.
- How to Write a Novel in 90 Days
Even if you don’t plan on writing a novel in 90 days, or it’s just impossible, this article has some very good pointers on writing efficiently.
- The Creative Process: Not Everything Needs to be Shared
For the socially addicted
- The Concept of Wastelands in Fiction
A reflection on the use of a certain place or space in fiction (fantasy) for your characters. A very good and inspiring read.
ps — happy Mother’s Day to all!