There have been some GREAT articles on writing this week. If you are a newbie looking to get published, be sure to read number 6 from Jane Friedman. I’ll be reading the rest on my flight back to Seattle – 12 hours on a plane and I’ll need some good reading material!
Cheerio England, it’s been great. Have a fab weekend, all! – Laura
1. Best Way to Kick-Start Creativity? Just Write. – Galley Cat
Yeah, that’s right. Stop worrying about writing the best sentence anyone has ever written. Writing is all about revision, proofreading and editing – remember this isn’t your final draft.
2. How to Start Your Novel – The Write Practice
Don’t try to jump into conflict too soon. Take your time to introduce character and build the plot.
3. Character Trait Entry: Brave – The Bookshelf Muse
Learn how to write about a “brave” character.
4. You Can’t Be Published If You Don’t Play – The Artist’s Road
Have a play on words; create a terrible character; have a flawed plot; and only then will you be able to come up with a book publishers can’t wait to get their hands on.
Are your characters actually doing things or just sitting there talking about doing them?
6. Writing & Publishing Terminology 101 – Jane Friedman
A glossary of terms every writer serious about getting published needs to know.
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