Sunday, May 12, 2013

Writing Post Round Up - Week of May 5-11

It’s a short list this week – I guess I didn’t have much time for reading blog posts.

                First up, a guest post on Janice Hardy’s blog.  This is a snapshot of how one author works from initial idea to completed project.  I’m always interested in such things because I’m still trying to figure out my own process, and I often find things I can use.  Also, it’s nice for an unpublished writer, such as myself, to see a little bit about how the publishing process works. 

                Scrivener is my new favorite writing tool, and I don’t even use half the bells and whistles it offers, so I’m always looking for more tips.  Here’s an article on how one writer uses the cork board feature.  I used the corkboard in a similar way for my NaNoWriMo project in November and it’s really pretty nifty. 

                A post on character development by a fellow ROWer.  This post speaks to me because I’m in the middle of trying to make the characters in my own WIP less cardboard.  As a bonus, she links to 3 other cool posts with ways to make your characters pop.  It’s kind of like a 4-for-1.

                This post marks the one year anniversary of Creative Writing with the Crimson League.  Here, the author reflects on what she’s learned over a year of blogging, and offers helpful advice for new bloggers – like me.  I’m pondering what to do with my blog besides posting my ROW check-ins and these link round-ups, so I turn to posts like these for a little help.

                Another Scrivener post, though this isn’t a tip about one particular aspect of Scrivener.  This is actually a link to a downloadable manual – which I’ll totally be checking out so I can learn to make the most of my new favorite toy.  I’ve been using Scrivener for around two years, but I still have a lot to learn about the program and how to make it work the best for my writing process.

That’s all folks!

Note: this is a list of blog posts and articles on writing that I collect weekly.  Inclusion on this list does not necessarily mean it was published this week, just that I read it this week and thought it was cool, interesting, and/or useful.