Sunday, August 25, 2013

Writing Post Round Up - Week of Aug 18-24, 2013

Hello!  I know I haven’t posted anything for a couple weeks – that crazy life thing has been getting in the way, but things are hopefully settling down a bit now, so I can get back at it.  I’m just going to ease back into this – I haven’t been reading or collecting as many posts lately either – so today’s are mostly fun, light things.

First up, Diana Pharaoh Francis shared this nifty graphic of the path to publication by Zachary Petit.  I think we can probably relate.  Plus, it gave me some laughs.

If you haven’t yet read Debbie Ridpath Ohi’s delightful comic “Will Write for Chocolate,” I highly recommend it.  This particular one is the second in a new arc.  Mimi and I totally purge books the same way.

Just for fun, how many of these top science fiction and fantasy books have you read?  I only scored 22, so I guess I have my work cut out for me if I want to be knowledgeable about the classics of my genre. J

On a slightly more serious note…  Writing is hard, and it can be easy to feel like it’s just you struggling and maybe you suck and aren’t meant to be a writer, and all of that stuff that comes up when we’re tired and discouraged.  But we’re not alone.  Hence, this comforting post by James Tuck.

And because my life would not be complete if I didn’t find some kind of instructional post on Scrivener on a semi-regular basis, here’s a detailed post on how to use Scrivener’s Structure and Content table.  This table is part of the Compile wizard and mastering it can help your compiling go much more smoothly.  Scrivener is a great program, but it’s not always intuitive, so I appreciate people who write these “how-to” posts and make my life easier.

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.