Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Links of Interest

QUERIES: An agent's suggestion on what not to include.

CHARACTERS: Why the hero shouldn't need a hero.

BUSINESS OF WRITING: Incorporating yourself as a business.

WORLDBUILDING: Stephen Hawkings says time travel IS possible.

CRAFT: When the plot goes astray.

WORLDBUILDING: Creating your own alien/fantasy language.

WORLDBUILDING: More on creating your own language.

WORLDBUILDING: For those who don't want to spend the rest of their life creating a language, I suggest my blog article on how to get around not having a language.

PROMOTION: Building traffic on your blog.

CRAFT: Switching between viewpoint characters to up the suspense.

CRAFT: Prologues.

CRITIQUE GROUPS: Rules for success.

CHARACTERS: The price your main character must pay for success.

PUBLISHER WARNING: RWA has banned Dorchester from RWA Nationals for nonpayment of advances and royalties.

SETTING DESCRIPTIONS: They aren't just for the beginning of the novel.

CHARACTERS: The moment of change in both the book and the query.

BUSINESS OF WRITING: Getting the most out of a writers' conference.

CRAFT: The basics of story structure.

CRAFT: The importance of self-editing.

CRAFT: The danger of the infodump.

RESOURCES/WORLDBUILDING: Links to astronomy resources.

STEAMPUNK RESOURCE: The history of the airship.



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