A Cruisie first act scene sequence:
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:
Chuck Wendig pushes past the bs for how to write a novel:
Enlightening blog on the writing process that resulted in Bitter Blue, NYT book review Notable Children's Book of 2012:
Simple approach to revisions:
Barbara O'Neal on the details:
Spend 5 minutes plotting before writing:
Einstein's office the day he died: http://www.arghink.com/2012/09/29/ha/
Robin LaFevers on giving characters a fatal flaw.
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:
SITES THAT TEACH:
John Vorhaus on the practice of writing:
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/
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