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Quick Link: 5 Ways to Combine Sentences

July 27, 2016
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Quick Link: 5 Ways to Combine Sentences

Quick links, bringing you great articles on writing from all over the web. One of my better English teacher taught me that varying sentence size and structure made for better reading. You shouldn’t have to many long sentences, nor to many short ones. Mark Nichol at Daily Writing Tips shows us how to fold...

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Quick Link: 6 Tips for How to Organize Your Novel’s Edits

July 26, 2016
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Quick Link: 6 Tips for How to Organize Your Novel’s Edits

Quick links, bringing you great articles on writing from all over the web. When you write software, you use different version to help track changes, deal with problems, and find code that the user now wants back. Writing a story is similar. You will have different sets of feedback from different beta readers, editors,...

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Quick Links: How To Create Memorable Characters: 8 Little-Known Sleights of Hand

July 25, 2016
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Quick Links: How To Create Memorable Characters: 8 Little-Known Sleights of Hand

Quick links, bringing you great articles on writing from all over the web. Write to Done‘s John Yeoman gives us tips on how to take a character to the next level and give them added depth. ~ * ~ How To Create Memorable Characters: 8 Little-Known Sleights of Hand by: John Yeoma That’s 394...

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Quick Link: Why Everything You Think You Know About Dialogue Is Wrong

July 22, 2016
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Quick Link: Why Everything You Think You Know About Dialogue Is Wrong

Quick links, bringing you great articles on writing from all over the web. Paula sighed as she glanced at the blank screen. “This introduction on dialogue won’t write itself…”  “Meow” said Haldol the cat, while attempting to climb into Paula’s lap for the umpteenth time. “Thank goodness John Yeoman from The Wicked Writing Blog...

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Quick Link: How to Hire a Ghostwriter

July 21, 2016
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Quick Link: How to Hire a Ghostwriter

Quick links, bringing you great articles on writing from all over the web. I don’t know that hiring a ghost writer is something that I will ever need to do, but I can see how they would useful for other people.  At Reedsy, professional ghost writer Andrew Crofts gives us tips on how to...

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Quick Link: How to Create a Complex Moral Argument for Your Theme

July 20, 2016
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Quick Link: How to Create a Complex Moral Argument for Your Theme

Quick links, bringing you great articles on writing from all over the web. When the movie “Oh Brother, Where Art Thou?” came out, there was a rumor going around that someone went up to the Coen brothers and said “oh you made a movie based on Homer’s Odyssey.” Being the clever people they were,...

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Quick Links: 4 Tips For Creating Bad Boys & Villains Readers Will Love to Hate

July 19, 2016
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Quick Links: 4 Tips For Creating Bad Boys & Villains Readers Will Love to Hate

Quick links, bringing you great articles on writing from all over the web. Creating a great bad guy is a fine line. You want them to be bad but not so bad that they become one dimensional and have nothing that the reader can identify with. One way is to identify their motivations for...

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Deals! Remains of the Day: Scribd Offering Unlimited Audiobooks Over the Summer

July 17, 2016
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Deals! Remains of the Day: Scribd Offering Unlimited Audiobooks Over the Summer

Deals – Cool deals or offers you might be interested in I am sharing this in place of today’s Quick Link because I don’t want you to miss out. Full disclosure, I don’t make a penny off of any of this. I have friends who are very much into audiobooks and this seems like...

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Quick Links: How to Study Subtitles to Write Better Dialogue

July 14, 2016
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Quick Links: How to Study Subtitles to Write Better Dialogue

Quick links, bringing you great articles on writing from all over the web. Andrew J. Stillman, guest blogging over at The Write Practice, has a great writing exercise to improve your dialogue that you can do while watching your favorite show!  ~ * ~ How to Study Subtitles to Write Better Dialogue Oh TV,...

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