CHARACTER ARCS: How to use them.
CHARACTERS: A character's reactions must make sense.
FREE CONTEST for agent critique. Write an alien vampire bunny story.
STEAMPUNK RESOURCE: Check out the whole site. Here is a blog link to a steampunk character type, the suffragette.
ONLINE SAFETY FOR WRITERS:
ALIENS/WORLDBUILDING: Two scientists discuss what a real alien would look like.
PROLOGUES: The Seven Deadly Sins of Bad Prologues.
STAYING SAFE ON SOCIAL MEDIA FOR WRITERS
PROMOTION: Cheap marketing ideas for ebooks.
CRAFT: Getting the writing right is more than just practicing skills and writing. A very interesting article on how to get to a publishable level in craft.
BUSINESS OF WRITING: Jim Hines analyzes his royalties. Very definitely worth a look.
HOW TO MAKE YOUR CAREER LAST:
CRAFT: If you have a goal, you need a motivation.
Marilynn's Workshop Schedule and Information LInks
"The Big Question: How to Create a Powerful Novel from a Few Ideas and One Big Question" November 8-13, 2010. writersonline.com.
Have you ever read a story then felt dissatisfied by it as you put it down? All the story elements--plot, characters, romance, and suspense--were there, but something was missing. That something is often called depth or resonance, and it's that element that turns an ordinary story into one you couldn't put down.
How do you write a story like that? It starts with the creation of the story. I’ll show you how to take a simple plot idea, premise, or character and turn it into a novel with resonance.
"Deconstructing Jim Butcher's STORM FRONT" November 8-13, 2010. Savvyauthors.com
Jim Butcher's "Dresden Files" series is one of the best-written and most successful urban fantasy series today. I will analyze STORM FRONT, the first novel, as an urban fantasy, as a genre-blending mix of fantasy and detective noir, and as a great model for worldbuilding for a series. I will also show how the hero, Harry Dresden, is a perfect mixture of other worldly powers and human strengths and weaknesses. Paranormal romance authors will also find this analysis of interest.