Articles of the Week June 05 – 11
Pimp My Novel: Guest Post: Eating the Elephant A good read on writing and life.
The Daring Writers Guide #5: Eight Things To Consider When You Are Stuck – She Writes Excellent tips when in a bind.
Kidlit.com · Interiority vs. Telling “Is there really a difference between telling (vs. showing) and internal monologue that states how someone is feeling?”
The Other Side of the Story: Thinking to Myself: Internalization 101 “Good internalization can convey setting without resorting to infodumping or backstory.”
The Completely Backwards Way to Amazing Self-Publishing Success — The Book Designer A clever way of looking at this writing career we love.
How to Plot Wrong, in 3 Easy Steps | A. Victoria Mixon, Editor A must-read for every writer.
Rachelle Gardner, Literary Agent: Write a Break In Novel “You’ve read by Donald Maass, right? But if you’re unpublished, it’s too soon to have a breakout novel.” Writing the Breakout Novel
edittorrent: Openings that annoy What turns readers off after the first 5 pages.
Grammar Divas » All Words Are Not Created Equal or What I Realized at My Son’s School “My eyes kept coming back to one particular piece stuck on a bulletin board in a back corner, the right third of the large poster was covered by a tall filing cabinet. Entitled “Be More Descriptive,” the piece featured…”
Grammar Divas » The Grammar Divas’ 10 Commandments of Grammar for Fiction Writers or How Not To Upset the Grammar Gods… Part Deux And if you missed it, here is Part One.
James Killick’s Blog: Seven ways to write more when you’re already at maximum “You have to get extreme.”
Warning Signs of an Idiot Plot | GENREALITY “The idiot plot: When the character has to be an idiot for the plot to work.”
Using QR Codes to Expand the Reading Experience — The Book Designer — Stay on top of technology. I don’t own a smartphone, but watching the man in line in front of me at Starbucks using his iPhone to purchase drinks, well, the future is coming whether we like it or not! I have a feeling this will become something ordinary in a few years.