PAINFUL HUMOR: Slush pile snippets and the agent's retort.
SETTING: Real or imaginary. Which to choose.
LIFE OF THE WRITER: Why you should stretch yourself and how to to be a better writer. (Not exercise advice.)
PLOT AND NAME GENERATORS
BASICS OF FICTION: Jennifer Crusie gives an overview of writing a novel.
CRITIQUES: How to critique and stay friends.
WRITING ARTICLES: Suvudu has a series of articles by professional writers on various craft and professional subjects. Well worth the look.
BUSINESS OF PUBLISHING: When a multi-book contract is a good idea.
CRAFT RESOURCES: Writing tips, articles, etc., from author and writing teacher Bob Mayer.
BUSINESS OF PUBLISHING: The one book contract, advantages and disadvantages.
CRAFT: Rewriting overview. Pretty good.
CRAFT: Those scenes of exposition that beg to be shown.
Magic, Monsters and Amour: Creating a Believable Paranormal, Fantasy, or SF World. October 4-31, 2010 at SavvyAuthors.com October 4-31, 2010 at SavvyAuthors.com
Are vampires, fairies, and space aliens real? If you create the right background for your paranormal romance, they will be to a reader. I'll show you how to create a fantasy or paranormal background from scratch and how to make it utterly believable.
SCHEDULE NOTE: Next week, I will be doing a number of posts on choosing the right type of market and the publisher for your genre novel.