A lot of critiquing articles here, hope they’re helpful!
Also, noticed there’s been a lot of 4’s and 40’s this week …
- 10 Tips for Critiquing Other People’s Writing “…ten tips for a positive, productive critiquing experience”
- One-Pass Manuscript Revision: From First Draft to Last in One Cycle An oldie but a goodie: “The first draft of your novel is finished. Now, according to the recommendations of any number of writing books, pundits, and writers who go through this themselves, you’re in for five or ten or more rounds of revision”
- WIP Warning Signs A different look at writer’s block, and one I find that makes a lot of sense. A must-read.
- Beta Readers–A Writer’s Secret Weapon “Beta reading is a partnership—a collaboration between an author and a small set of trusted readers who are, quite often, also authors.”
- Young Novelist Workbooks | NaNoWriMo Young Writers Program An excellent pdf download for aspiring writers.
- Writers Beware (Part 2) | The Graceful Doe’s Blog … when signing writing contracts.
- How to Read a Book Contract – Agency Clause
- 4 Steps to Useful Critiques: The Lerman Method One method of critiquing.
- 4 Simple Ways to Kick the Telling Habit “But turning “telling” into “showing” is easy if you’re willing to take a critical look at your prose and perform a bit of rewriting.”
- Internet Perils (Especially Regarding Underpants) A very important point for bloggers and social networkers who are querying.
- Time to Write: A writing map to use for large projects “Here is my suggestion for a “map” of one way to break the process down into manageable steps toward your goal…”
- Actions vs Choices: Crafting Better Plots “Do you think about choices or do you write what you know happens?”
- The Sharp Angle: The Conflict of Choice “… a few ways you can create bigger conflict in the choices your characters must make”
- Forty Questions for a Stronger Manuscript A big list, don’t get overwhelmed. Maybe take a couple questions a day while you brainstorm.
- 40+ Free Tools for Authors A list that is continuously updated. Keep it on your Digg toolbar.
Do you think about choices or do you write what you know happens?