Best Writing Links From Around the Web – 3/19 – 3/23
- One Piece of Indispensable Writing Advice – Jeff Goins Writer
The best advice anyone can give a writer – two dirty words, “Keep Writing”.
2. How to Be Funny With Well-Chosen Words – The Write Practice
Being funny is difficult. Telling jokes is an art – some will swear it’s a science. People seem to have forgotten the power of the written word in telling a funny story what with the influx of memes and imgurs. Four tips to writing humor.
3. The Tension Between Art and Commercial Realities – Jane Friedman
Learn from publishing guru, Ron Hogan, about forming a connection with your readers, and keeping true to your artistic values.
4. Character Trait Entry: Cautious – The Bookshelf Muse
What is a “cautious” character? What are the layers it needs? This blog answers these questions on characterization of a particular kind and how to avoid certain clichés.
5. Strong and Sassy Heroines with Annie Seaton – Romance University
Conveying a strong and sassy heroine can be hard in the romance genre when the focus should be on an alpha-male. Keeping her lively without going overboard is hard. Annie Seaton, author of Winter of the Passion Flower, shows how to create one successfully.
6. Ten Things You Should Know About Screenplays – Terrible Minds
The title says it all! Tips on writing stellar screenplays.
7. Want to be More Creative? Stop Focusing – Artists Road
Sometimes the best way to defeat a writer’s block is by turning off our focus and just relaxing. Strange and even absurd as it may sound, it works if done right.
8. Do You Know the Two Ingredients in a Perfect Ending? – WordPlay
Trying to write the perfect ending for a book is imperative. The two ingredients for success are inevitability and unexpectedness.
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