It’s that time of week when we dive deep into the ocean of knowledge known as the internet and find those oh-so-precious pearls of wisdom! If you have a link you think others could benefit from, please feel free to leave it in the comments and I’ll add it to the list (with credit, of course;-))
- THE TOOLBOX: WORLD-BUILDING (“IF YOU BUILD IT, THEY WILL COME”)
- Writing Tip #1: End Chapters at Height of Scene, Not At Resolution
- Using Book Structure to Create Compelling Stories–Guest Post by Terry Ambrose
- Writing a Strong Opening Chapter
- WriterStrong: Strong Details for Strong Reader Emotions
- Making Tension Tense
- Honing and Developing My Personal Writing Style–Guest Post by Kellie Larsen Murphy
- How to Write Dialogue Unique to Your Characters
- Feeling Emotional? Don’t Tell Anyone, Instead…
- Lead Character Goal Selection and the Preservation of Self-Concept
- Character Development: Make Them Angry
- NaNoWriMo: The Final Battle (Elements of Act Three)
- Grammar Geekery: Most Common British/American English Spelling Mistakes
- What’s the Difference Between Conflict and Tension?
- Writing Tip #2: Using Beats To Strengthen Characters And Setting
- Writing a Synopsis
On Publishing & Agents
- Simon & Schuster Joins Forces With Author Solutions To Rip Off Writers
- Role of the Literary Agent in a Changing Marketplace
- What to Expect When You Finally Get an Agent (or who wins most annoying client award)
- The Waiting Game
- Indie Publishing in 2013: Why We Can’t Party Like It’s 2009
- Post NaNo Revisions: The Agents’ Perspective
On Social Media
- Next to cozy pajamas and good wine, social media is an author’s best friend
- Facebook: Will You Pay To Play?
- How Can We Brag Without it KILLING Our On-Line Credibility?
- 6 Things “Saved By the Bell” Taught Me About Blogging
- SEO Tips & Tricks: How To Make Google Love Your Blog
- How To Attribute Artwork Licensed Under The Creative Commons
- Media Monday ~ Making the Best (Blog) Impression
Other Useful Stuff Too
- Lay the Table and Let Go
- Writers: Extend flexibility to yourself
- Too many names? Tricks for managing your “cardstack.”
- 21 Unexpected Places To Find Your Writer’s Muse
- Writers’ most common submission mistakes — and how to avoid them
- Beware The False Compliments That Are Killing Your Writing
- Writerly Uses For Excel – Part 2
- 23 Inevitable Questions to Ask Yourself at the End of NaNoWriMo
- Writing Wednesday: How to Find Critique Partners
- IN WHICH MY TODDLER HELPS ME THINK OF “CHARACTER” IN A NEW WAY
- You’ve Finished NaNoWriMo: Now What?
- Need to Get in the Head of Your Character? Try a Mask Poem!
- Visual Editing: Color Coding Your Way to a Cleaner Manuscript
- How Do You Know If Your Work is Any Good?
- The Secret To a Successful Concept
- 12 Gifts and Goodies for Writers