Links for writers

This page will probably always be a work in progress. I'm always coming across helpful websites about all the various aspects of writing. This is a place to keep them for myself and if it's useful to anyone else - bonus! It will get lengthier with the passing of time. (Wow is there any non-cliche way of saying that?)

A Cruisie first act scene sequence:


First Act:
First Scene Sequence: Invitation to the party
Second Scene Sequence: Complication
Third Scene Sequence: Barriers and idiots
Fourth Scene Sequence: Enough of this crap
Fifth Scene Sequence: Nita's(protag) head explodes


I rely on Jenny Crusie a lot for writing 'advice'. This is on how there is no one right way to write a story:  link

Writers regrets: link 

Rachel Aaron on POV: "When I’m deciding on a POV character, my most important considerations are 1) who’s got the most interesting viewpoint, and 2) information control."

I like this blogpost with picture examples about successful covers and branding.

Not  link - a quote - Hemingway's reply when asked if there are symbols in his fiction:
“I suppose there are symbols since critics keep finding them. If you do not mind I dislike talking about them and being questioned about them. It is hard enough to write books and stories without being asked to explain them as well. Also it deprives the explainers of work. If five or six or more good explainers can keep going why should I interfere with them? Read anything I write for the pleasure of reading it. Whatever else you find will be the measure of what you brought to the reading.” 

Barbara Samuel recommends this as a place to go when collaging a book:
http://stampington.com/index.php?route=common/home

Chuck Wendig pushes past the bs for how to write a novel:
http://terribleminds.com/ramble/2013/02/20/how-to-push-past-the-bullshit-and-write-that-goddamn-novel-a-very-simple-no-fuckery-writing-plan-to-get-shit-done/

 Enlightening blog on the writing process that resulted in Bitter Blue, NYT book review Notable Children's Book of 2012:
 http://kristincashore.blogspot.ca/2012/12/pictures-of-book-being-made.html

 Simple approach to revisions:
 http://writerunboxed.com/2012/12/08/a-simple-approach-to-revisions/

Barbara O'Neal on the details:
http://writerunboxed.com/2012/11/28/cornerstones-of-excellence-the-art-of-detail-2/

Spend 5 minutes plotting before writing:
http://thisblogisaploy.blogspot.ca/2011/06/how-i-went-from-writing-2000-words-day.html

Einstein's office the day he died: http://www.arghink.com/2012/09/29/ha/

Robin LaFevers on giving characters a fatal flaw.
http://writerunboxed.com/2012/09/14/weaknesses-our-hidden-strengths/

Linda Grimes on plotting:
In A Fix Launch Week continues with a license plate, a voice and a story.
In A Fix Launch week: How to keep track of complex plots

ABOUT AGENTS AND QUERIES:
http://www.agentquery.com/
http://querytracker.net/

SITES THAT TEACH:
http://www.savvyauthors.com/vb/content.php

John Vorhaus on the practice of writing:
http://writerunboxed.com/2012/08/23/the-practice-of-writing/#more-15978

SOCIAL MEDIA:

These came from Tawna Fenske -
beginners guide to twitter http://michaelhyatt.com/the-beginners-guide-to-twitter.html

44 essential twitter hashtags http://www.authormedia.com/2012/01/24/44-essential-twitter-hashtags-every-author-should-know/

mom, this is how twitter works http://www.jhische.com/twitter/

SURVIVING:

rats with islands by Crusie: http://www.jennycrusie.com/for-writers/essays/rats-with-islands-how-to-survive-your-publishing-career/

Crusie on writing sex and violence


1 comment:

  1. Dude, this page is awesome. I love that you have info about agents and queries. It is hard enough to finish a piece of work, and it can be almost harder to figure out what the heck to do when you are done!

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