Writing Process

The Tuesday Five: Writing Process (June 25)

June 25, 2013

Keri Mathews Writing Process writing advice, writing characters, writing exercises, writing resources, writing scenes Leave a comment

Does Your Hero Have a Hidden Dark Side?
from Lauren Sapala at Lauren Sapala

Your Character Did WHAT?
from Fiona Harper at The Pink Heart Society

Writing Addicted Characters
from Lisa Daniels at Jennifer Lane

Write Scenes a Beat at a Time
from Carol Despeaux at onewildword

Writing Extra Scenes
from Jag Swiftstorm at From a Jagged Inkwell

Writing Exercise:

Writing Tension into a Scene from Vikk Simmons at Down the Writer’s Path

General Resource:

Writing Excuses

Opinions on Writing Advice:

50 Rantypants Snidbits of Random Writing & Storytelling Advice from Chuck Wendig at terribleminds

My Writing Advice? Take Less Advice from Blythe Woolston at Blythe Woolston

10 Things Aspiring Novelists Should Know from Amanda Patterson at Writers Write AND…
“10 Things Aspiring Novelists Should Know”…maybe. from Alma Alexander at AlmaNews

The Tuesday Five: Writing Process (June 18)

June 18, 2013

Keri Mathews Writing Process plot elements, writing characters, writing scenes Leave a comment

How Do I Write a Great Character?
from Lucy V Hay at Bang2Write

Writing Tip: Know Your Character Truths
from Ava Jae at Writability

Checklist When Writing Scenes (Part 1)
from Kaite O’Reilly at Kaite O’Reilly

The Fine Art of Writing Fast-Paced Action Scenes
from Rayne Hall at Venture Galleries

On Plot Resolution and Closure: When is Your Novel Supposed to End?
from Victoria Grefer at Creative Writing with the Crimson League

The Tuesday Double Five: Writing Process (June 11)

June 11, 2013

Keri Mathews Writing Process inspiration, plot elements, writing beginnings, writing characters, writing scenes Leave a comment

The First 400 Word Rule for Writing Stonking Novel Openers
from Kat at Beginner Novel Writer’s Tips

Emotional Elements of a Plot
from J Gideon Sarantinos at Gideon’s Screenwriting Tips

Creating Great Novel Characters
from Helene Young at Writing Novels in Australia

Character Arcs
from Libby Fischer Hellmann at Libby Fischer Hellmann

What Role Playing Games Taught Me About Writing Bad Characters
from Leslie at Leslie J. Anderson

If You Don’t Respect Characters You Need Your Readers to Root For, Something’s Wrong
from Victoria Grefer at Creative Writing with the Crimson League

Creating Playlists for Characters: Using Music as Inspiration for Creative Writing
from Kimberly Erskine at Official Blog of Kimberly

Make a Scene – Elements of a Good Scene
How to Write Successful Scenes
from Amanda Patterson at Writers Write

Writing Out a Great Scene
from David Farland at David Farland

Fiction Writer’s Character Chart
from Rebecca Sinclair at Eclectics dot com

The Tuesday Five: Writing Process (April 30)

April 30, 2013

Keri Mathews Writing Process editing, how not to write, literary agents, plot elements, writing beginnings Leave a comment

Setting Up Your Story – Your 3 Point Terrain
from Pepper Basham at The Writers Alley

What NOT to Do When Beginning Your Novel: Advice from Literary Agents
from Chuck Sambuchino at Writer Unboxed

What Are Story Arcs in Fiction Writing?
from Freelance Writing

Editing Your Fiction: What Are Your Writing “Tics”?
from Victoria Grefer at Creative Writing with the Crimson League

The Top 7 Reasons Why I Stop Reading a Novel
from Jody Hedlund at Jody Hedlund: Author & Speaker

The Tuesday Five: Writing Process (April 23)

April 23, 2013

Keri Mathews Writing Process editing, outlining, productivity, writing, writing habits, writing scenes Leave a comment

Writing Advice: Things to Consider When Planning Your Protagonist’s Death
from Writer’s Relief at Huffington Post: Books

Teasing the Reader – Part 1
from AJ Humpage at All Write – Fiction Advice

Why You Must Trim the Fat in Your Novel, What It Means, and How to Do It
from Naomi Musch at a NOVEL Writing Site

Writing a Novel – Ins & Outs of Outlining
from Zack Keller at his site

Daily Rituals: A Guided Tour of Writers’ and Artists’ Creative Habits
from Maria Popova at Brain Pickings

Bonus Piece of Advice:
Jerry Seinfeld’s Productivity Secret
from Brad Isaac at Lifehacker

The Tuesday Five: Writing Process (April 16)

April 16, 2013

Keri Mathews Writing Process writing, writing resources, writing scenes, writing voice Leave a comment

How To Develop A Dynamite Writing Voice
from Sarah Hoyt at PJ Lifestyle
(While you’re there, check out her series: Writing A Novel In 13 Weeks)

Exploring the Edges: Writing Outside the Boundaries
from Natania Barron at her blog

Writing About Sex (Shh!) – Five Writing Tips
from Jordan Dane at Kill Zone

What To Do If You Struggle With Writing
from Chrys Fey at She Writes

Hand in Hand
from Shared Worlds

The Tuesday Five: Writing Process (April 9)

April 9, 2013

Keri Mathews Writing Process writing, writing advice, writing deadlines Leave a comment

Writing Workout: The Grimm Way
from Esther Hershenhorn at Teaching Authors

Writers on Writing: “Thank God for Deadlines”
from Richard Nordquist at About.com: Grammar & Composition

The Write Stuff
from Mark Dalrymple at The Nerd Blog

Jerusha Cowless, Agony Aunt: “Does it matter that I don’t feel exposed?”
from Emma Darwin at This Itch of Writing

5 Legendary Writers Share Their Writing Advice
from Heather Price-Wright at policymic

The Tuesday Five: Writing Process (April 2)

April 2, 2013

Keri Mathews Writing Process inspiration, writing Leave a comment

Film Excerpt: Writing is Invention/Invention is Writing
from Philip Roth at PBS American Masters

11 Rules for Better Writing
from Daniel Coyle at his blog

Why You Need to Be Excited About Every Single Thing You Write
from K.M. Weiland at WordPlay: Helping Writers Become Authors

Fiction Author Gives Take on Elements of Writing
from Daria Sokolova at Torch (Roosevelt University)

What’s Playing in Your Head?
from Jeff Cohen at Hey, There’s a Dead Guy in the Living Room

Tuesday Five: Writing Process (March 12)

March 12, 2013

Keri Mathews Writing Process author interviews, historical novels, setting, story realism, writing scenes, writing short stories 1 Comment

10 Resources to Help You Write a Great Short Story
from Suzannah Windsor Freeman at write it sideways

How to Write a Scene
from John August
(with corresponding infographic from Between the Covers: The Tattered Cover Book Blog)

A Very Original Way to Make Any Story Plausible
from John Yeoman at The Wicked Writing Blog of Writers’ Village

Rebecca Skloot: How I Write
from Noah Charney at The Daily Beast

Choosing a Time and Place to Set Your Historical Novel, by Anne Perry
from Steve Rossiter at Writing Historical Novels

The Daily Five: Thursday

October 11, 2012

Keri Mathews Marketing, Publishing Process, Writing Opportunities, Writing Process calls for submissions, facebook, self-publishing, writing, writing advice Leave a comment

The Submission Portal is Now Open! (until October 14th)
From HARPER Voyager

Creating Momentum in Writing
From Adam Byatt at Write Anything

Any advice for a student who wants a career in writing?
From Anthony Bergen at Dead Presidents

My Experience in Self-Publishing
From Lissa Bilyk at The Book Lantern

The Surprises of Self-Publishing: How to Roll with it and Still Kick Booty
From Cara Alwill Leyba at Duolit
(Bonus: 15 Fanbase-Boosting Facebook Secrets)

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