Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Links of Interest

PLOT CONFLICT: Making your characters' choices harder.


http://storyflip.blogspot.com/2010/11/find-your-plot-fridays-forcing-issue.html


THE SERIES NOVEL:


http://www.alanrinzler.com/blog/2010/11/13/what-makes-a-book-publisher-drool-can-you-say-“series”/


CRAFT: Archetypes versus stereotypes.


http://letthewordsflow.wordpress.com/2010/11/11/archetypes-not-stereotypes


PLOT CONFLICT: What kinds there are and how to insert them.


http://edittorrent.blogspot.com/2010/11/force-conflict.html


THE DREADED PLOT HOLE:


http://writeitsideways.com/checking-for-plot-holes-does-your-story-add-up


CHARACTER EMOTIONAL DEVELOPMENT:


http://plotwhisperer.blogspot.com/2010/11/personal-glimpse-into-character.html


WORLDBUILDING: Magic Systems.


http://magicalwords.net/stuart-jaffe/writing-magic-systems-as-characters/


CRAFT: Seven things characters do too much.


http://stiryourtea.blogspot.com/2010/11/7-things-your-characters-do-too-much.html


BLOGS: Putting gadgets on your sidebars.


http://enterthebetween.blogspot.com/2010/11/gadgets-in-sidebar.html


FACEBOOK PROMOTION:


http://www.amarketingexpert.com/14-ways-to-make-your-facebook-page-fun-and-lively/



AGENT QUERIES: What to do and not to do.


http://www.guidetoliteraryagents.com/blog/Agent+Mollie+Glick+Talks+7+Things+Agents+Want+To+See+In+A+Query+And+9+Things+They+Dont.aspx



CREATING SUSPENSE WITH FORESHADOWING:


http://www.guidetoliteraryagents.com/blog/Agent+Mollie+Glick+Talks+7+Things+Agents+Want+To+See+In+A+Query+And+9+Things+They+Dont.aspx


SHOULD YOU USE A PEN NAME?


http://menwithpens.ca/pen-name-pseudonym


BLOG SECURITY: Blog Hacking.


http://procrastinatingwritersblog.com/2010/11/this-blog-got-hacked-and-so-could-yours


USING IMAGERY, SYMBOLISM AND FIGURATIVE LANGUAGE:


http://childrenspublishing.blogspot.com/2010/11/deepening-your-novel-with-imagery.html


VISUAL CUES AND GESTURES IN WRITING CHARACTER: Includes list of possibilities.


http://www.darkangelwritingandreviews.com/2010/11/art-of-gesture.html


INTRODUCING A CHARACTER:


http://storytellersunplugged.com/blog/2010/11/09/let-their-reputation-precede-them-introducing-characters-for-maximum-impact/


ACTION/ADVENTURE NOVELS:


http://www.dailywritingtips.com/the-actionadventure-genre/


POV: Using multiple viewpoints.


http://lydiasharp.blogspot.com/2010/11/special-guest-post-multiple-points-of.html


PUBLISHING: To self-publish or not.


http://behlerblog.com/2010/11/15/dear-publishers-do-we-even-need-you/


FREEWARE FOR WRITERS:


http://pbackwriter.blogspot.com/2010/11/freely-ten.html


BLOG TOURS:


http://storyflip.blogspot.com/2010/11/i-did-it-my-way-tips-on-doing-blog-tour.html


GREAT EXAMPLES OF THE TAGLINE: The article in on the YA market but has some great examples of premise hooks.

http://kidlit.com/2010/11/08/is-contemporary-ya-a-difficult-market/


ONE LINE QUERY HOOKS THAT SOLD BOOKS:


http://blog.writersdigest.com/norules/2010/11/15/UltimateBlogSeriesOnNovelQueries5.aspx


LINKS TO DIFFERENT TYPES OF THESAURI:


http://writingwhilethericeboils.blogspot.com/2010/11/four-tools-to-help-you-write-your-novel.html


THE LANGUAGE OF THE EYES IN FICTION:


http://talktoyouniverse.blogspot.com/2010/11/body-language-eye-gaze-in-life-and.html


CONTRACTS: Clause of First Refusal.


http://bookendslitagency.blogspot.com/2010/11/your-option-clause.html


QUERIES: What to put in your bio. paragraph.


http://blog.writersdigest.com/norules/2010/11/16/UltimateBlogSeriesOnNovelQueries6.aspx


THE WRITER'S PHOTO:


http://clarissadraper.blogspot.com/2010/11/writers-bio-how-to-authors-photothat.html


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Marilynn's Workshop Schedule and Information Links

http://marilynnbyerly.com/workshopschedule.html




Writing the First Chapter, January 3-31, 2011.


Drawing a reader into the first chapter of your novel is more than an exciting beginning, more than a “cute meet,” more than a sexy hero and a feisty heroine. Step by step, I'll show you the craft needed to draw the reader into your novel and make her eager to keep reading. I'll also show you how to set up the goals for the main characters and for the novel.


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Writing in the Moment, April 11-May 8, 2011


How to get your voice, viewpoint, and craft so perfect that you disappear and your story comes alive. Lots of worksheets.

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The Blurb: Mother of All Promotions July 25-August 7, 2011


A blurb is the pithy description of your novel in a query letter, the short "elevator pitch" used at a writer's conference, the log line for online promotion, and the all important back cover copy for a published novel. Without a great blurb, a novel won't be noticed by agents and editors.


Marilynn Byerly--creator of a blurb system used by university publishing courses, publishers, and many authors-- will show you how to create that perfect blurb for your novel. The course will include a number of worksheets and in-class blurb analysis.

1 comment:

Clarissa Draper said...

Wow, great links. Thanks so much for posting them. I'm going to save them to go through them slowly.
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