The YA's Dogtown
A rabbit-hole look back at a writer's adolescence.
Weekly Round-up: 4/6/12
The Other Side of the Story: What'cha Doing? Ways to be a More Productive Writer, Part 1
: Find a time and place and carve it out for writing.
Writability: How to Make Your Readers Believe Anything
: Set the rules...and follow them.
Cynsations: Guest Post: Greg Leitich Smith on How to Plan a Book Launch (Part One) A great post on how one author set up an event in a bookstore. With dino cookies!
Goins Writer: How to Be a Leader in an Age of Information Overload
: Become a thought leader.
A. Victoria Mixon, Editor: 3 Things to Know About Exposition & Telling
telling, be careful with anti-rules, and even money-addled ideas can sneak into the publishing houses.
Don't pet me, I'm writing: Real authors probably have a better system for this
: Do other authors have their roommates name their characters?
MS Word Trick: Combining Changes and Comments
: With an end section saying the benefits of multiple beta readers.
Storyfix: What I Just Learned from a Room Full of Romance Writer
: They're killer-smart, and love their genre. No pun intended.
Romance University: Five Sex Thrills No One Talks About with Ruth Harris:
: The sixth is his feminine side.
Superhero Nation: Show, Don’t Tell: How Much of Your Story Is Implied?
: The example has tons of subtext packed into sixty-four words.
The Other Side of the Story: Seems So: Are Your Characters Making Misleading Assumptions?
: Look out for that "looked".
Jeff Goins, Writer: Writing Lessons from the Newsroom
: Listen, there's always something interesting about someone, credibility, why should the audience care, and macro to micro.
The Write Practice: 3 Reasons to Write Stream of Consciousness Narrative
: Once again, I really need to do the practice.
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