Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Links of Interest

CRAFT: How to shorten scenes.

SCAMS: Avoiding writing scams.

CRAFT: Clarifying ideas during the rewrite process. This is a really nice writing blog. Be sure to check it out.

QUERIES: How to write a good hook.

PROMOTION: How to make a book trailer.

REWRITING: One of the best pieces of advice I received as a new writer is "The book you have in your head isn't the same book I'm reading." Carrie Vaughn talks about this and how to improve things.

BUSINESS OF WRITING: Another article on ways to trash your writing career. This topic, gossip.

BUSINESS OF WRITING: Yet another get your head right article. This one is about how professional jealousy can damage your career.

CRAFT: Back story in a sequel.

CRAFT: The character arc--the changes/growth in a character's personality during a story, and how to create it.

QUERIES: What you need to have done or have before you begin querying agents and publishers.

PLOTTING: Why some kind of plot outline is good, even for those who hate outlines.

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