Ten Useful Blog Posts For Any Writer

If you’re like me, you’re constantly looking for ways to improve your writing skills. Every book, every paragraph, every line, and every word, is a stepping stone to learning not just better writing, but better story-telling as well.
Here are a few blogs that may help you in your writing:

1) Your Plot Thickens
Lara Sterling posted The Twelve Beats of Story With Flaw At The Core. She lists these within a three act structure.

2) Forward Motion for Writers
Here, Holly Lisle provides a plethora of advice for the beginning (and not so beginning) writer. You can enroll in some of her online classes, or just take a look around at some of the articles she’s written about writing (including How to Start A Novel, How to Create A Character, and How to Finish A Novel to name a few).

3) Write Anything
In her article Five Things That Tell You Who Your Characters Are, Zoraida Cabrera talks about name, appearance, purpose, history, and personality.

4) Plot to Punctuation
In the blog post Four Ways To Use Myers-Briggs Personality Types in Your Novels, you can “make sure you don’t have a cast of clones.”

5) Cheryl’s Musings
Cheryl Reifsnyder talks about people-watching and gives twenty tips on how to do so.

6) Mythic Scribes
Does your book have a bad guy? Antonio del Drago posts 5 Characteristics of an Epic Villain.

7) Wordplay
K.M. Weiland posts an entertaining and useful article called The Kung Fu Panda Guide to Writing Action Scenes.

8) W.I.P. It
Linda R. Young gives a list of 7 Essential Elements in the First Page of your novel.

9) A. Victoria Mixon
In this post, she gives you 8 Ways NOT to Describe Your Main Character.

10) Writer Unboxed
Brunonia Berry writes about Staying Out of the Story.

What blogs or articles do you find on writing that may be useful as well?

About Katie Doyle

Katie Doyle is an avid reader, writer of NA and Adult fiction, a mom to two tornadoes that resemble an eight and six year old, and pet to a tuxedo cat named Oz and a German Shepherd/Boxer rescue named Charlie. If she's not reading, writing, or getting Oz out of a tree, she's screaming at characters on TV and trying not to curse around her kids.
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8 Responses to Ten Useful Blog Posts For Any Writer

  1. Meaghan says:

    This is a great list, thanks so much!!

  2. Katie says:

    No problem=) Thanks for stopping by, Meaghan!

  3. Orlando says:

    This is a wonderful list, and great information to prepare us on our journey. Thank you for putting it together. Great Stuff!!!

  4. Katie says:

    It's helped me, Orlando, and I hope it helps you too!

  5. K.M. Weiland says:

    Thanks so much for including the link to my article on action scenes!

  6. Katie says:

    I liked it a lot and thought that others could benefit from reading it too!

  7. Lara says:

    Thank you so much for listing me. I really appreciate it, Katie. I don't know how much I like the chaos of my life (I'm the mother of two boys under three), but I try to get by. :-)–Larahttp://www.yourplotthickens.com

  8. Katie says:

    Lara, it's the chaos after the calm that brings out the best in imagination!!! I really enjoy reading your blogs, and thought others might benefit from it as well=)

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