Saturday, December 14, 2013

Writing Post Round Up – November

Now that it’s half-way through December, I’m finally getting around to posting the writing links I collected in November.  I’ll try to be more prompt in January.  In any case, I hope you enjoy them and find them useful!

I love this take on “write what you know” by Jodi McIsaac.  

Here are some more good tips on what to look for when you’re editing.

This is a post from mid-NaNoWriMo, but it’s good advice for making it through the middle of your story all year round.

An interesting reflection on writing and being a writer.

Chuck Wendig responds to an e-mail from a young writer looking for some guidance on the path.  There’s some pretty good stuff here.

This post made me cry and nod my head a lot.  Because I love genre fiction.  It doesn’t get as much respect as literary fiction from some people, but I have to respectfully disagree with those people.  Genre fiction has every bit as much power to move people and comment on the human experience.

Another post that really spoke to me.  I love reading writing blogs (obviously), but it’s really easy to get overwhelmed by all the (at times conflicting) information.

I am fascinated (as I’m sure I’ve mentioned before) by other people’s writing process.  Lately I’ve been reading a number of posts on writing fast, or fast drafting.  I’m a slow writer, but I’d like to at least become more efficient.  After all, there are only so many hours in a day.  Here’s a post from Mindy Klasky about how she writes fast.  As an added bonus, this is a “then and now” post, giving us a look at how her process has changed over time.

Here’s an interesting tool for testing the structure of your novel – both in the initial drafting process and while editing.

A nice bite-sized post with suggestions for boosting your brain power.

 And finally, some suggestions for finding more time to write in our busy lives.
Note: this is a list of blog posts and articles on writing that I collect monthly.  Inclusion on this list does not necessarily mean it was published this month, just that I read it this month and thought it was cool, interesting, and/or useful.


Anonymous said...

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