It’s the end of the semester and I’m up to my eyeballs in grading, creating curriculum, and revising my novel, but I’ve come across some great writing tips lately that I had to share. These struck me particularly because not they’re just tips, but examples, a very important element in any lesson! Enjoy!
Bob Mayer on the difference between character based vs. action based conflict – https://writeitforward.wordpress.com/2015/03/05/writing-narrow-or-writing-broad-write-on-the-river-notes/
Rachel Starr Thomson discusses how to share the character’s background gradually – http://www.livewritethrive.com/2015/04/01/weaving-it-in-backstory-in-fiction/
Linda Bennett Pennell on what dialog tags can add or not to the story – https://smpauthors.wordpress.com/2015/03/31/dialogue-tags-to-be-or-not-to-be/
Katie O’Boyle on how to keep track of who’s doing what in a complex story – https://smpauthors.wordpress.com/2015/03/29/those-devilish-details/
Harlequin on how and when to include moments of angst in romance – http://sold.soyouthinkyoucanwrite.com/2015/04/advice-from-the-archives-beefing-up-your-black-moment/
Write Divas on how to write sex scenes that work for the story and for the reader – http://writedivas.com/divas-on-writing-lets-talk-about-sex-and-perspective/
I love examples, but sometimes you just need some general tips just to get through the process:
Chuck Wendig on things to remember in revising –
Lessons from Stephen King on the opening and closing sentence –
Simon P. Clark on steps to take after finishing the 1st draft –
All good advice and things I can’t wait to return to just as soon as I hit the end of grading!