Sunday, July 7, 2013

Writing Post Round Up - Week of Jun 30-July 6, 2013

It’s kind of a short list this week.  I just haven’t really had that much time to collect, so I’m throwing in a couple of links from weeks that I didn’t get around to posting, too.  But not too many, because I’m also a little short of time to write blurbs this week also.

I haven’t actually read this one closely yet, but I saved it because I’ve been fighting with the script format in Scrivener for a while.  I’m writing a musical, so I had to add in formatting for lyrics, as Scrivener didn’t have a built-in template for that type of script.  I’m hoping this will help me figure out how to work with those formatting options.

This is an old post from the archives, but it’s still really good.  All about the rhythm and pacing of dialog – with excellent examples.

I love the imagery of this post, and the analogy of the midpoint of your story to the midpoint of a bridge or tunnel.

I’m in the middle of a really stressful (for me, anyway) home organizing project at the moment.  My tendency when I get overstressed is to start thinking negative thoughts about virtually everything in my life – writing included.  Maybe this suggestion for beating negative thinking will help me get back on track.

This set of posts is another two-for-one (well, sort of).  Anne Lyle has started a fascinating follow-along series as she works on a new project.  I do so love insight into other writers’ processes!

And to cap off the week, here’s a handy checklist you can use when you’re critiquing other people’s work, or to start the revision process on your own.

That’s all for this week, folks!  There’s so many wonderful writing blogs out there, it’s impossible to keep up with them all, but hopefully this helps you find at least a few of them.

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.


Shewmaker said...

There is a public community for people who use Scrivener on Google Plus. We have over 800 members. Because this is a public community, you can read the posts and comments even if you do not choose to join us.

gypsyharper said...

Thanks, I'll check it out!