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.
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?