Saturday, December 31, 2011

Author Intrusion

How to identify author intrusion and fix it. 

http://theeditorsblog.net/2011/12/13/weed-out-author-intrusion/

Friday, December 30, 2011

Embedding Tweets

http://www.mediabistro.com/galleycat/how-to-embed-tweets-in-your-blog_b43850
How to add a tweet within your blog post or website. 

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Laying Clues

How to write a mystery so you're readers won't fell you cheated. 

http://paranormalpointofview.blogspot.com/2011/12/laying-clues-and-adding-twists-to-our.html

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Point of View

A great post, with diagrams, explaining the different points of view.

http://diymfa.com/2011/12/07/the-last-point-of-view-cheat-sheet-youll-ever-need/

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Rejection

25 truths every writer should know about rejection.

http://terribleminds.com/ramble/2011/12/13/25-things-writers-should-know-about-rejection/

Monday, December 26, 2011

Stages of Writing a Book

Here are the five turning points on the way from idea to finished manuscript.

http://howtoplanwriteanddevelopabook.blogspot.com/2011/12/five-major-turning-points-on-road-to.html

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Big Revision

According to agent Mary Kole, "unless you make big changes, a revision isn’t worth doing."

http://kidlit.com/2011/12/07/big-revision/ 

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Friday, December 23, 2011

First Novels

Ten hints to increase the chances your first novel won't turn into one of your "practice novels."

http://fictiongroupie.blogspot.com/2011/12/can-first-novel-find-publisher-10-dos.html

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Character Names

Many sites listed to help you find the perfect character names. 

http://tnt-tek.com/writing/how-do-you-come-up-with-character-names-an-exhaustive-list/

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Active and Static Backstory

Different ways to weave backstory into your manuscript. 

http://childrenspublishing.blogspot.com/2011/12/active-versus-static-backstory-and.html

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Life Cycle of a Book

From writing through publicity, videos about each step along the way.

http://publishingtrendsetter.com/life-cycle-book/

Monday, December 19, 2011

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Friday, December 16, 2011

Press Releases

What you need to include in your press release.

http://www.thebookdesigner.com/2011/03/how-to-write-a-press-release-a-mini-tutorial/

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Dead Parents

How can you show the influence of your character's missing parents on his/her lift?

http://fantasy-faction.com/2011/disney-parents-dead-mothers-and-absent-fathers

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Storyboards for Revision

How a detailed storyboard can keep your manuscript on track.

http://www.plotmonkeys.com/2011/11/10/guest-author-joan-swan/

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

First Line

Some hints to hook your reader right from the outset.

http://carolriggs.blogspot.com/2011/11/hook-first-line.html

Monday, December 12, 2011

Writer's Block

12 Steps to get past a case of writer's block. 

http://www.thecreativepenn.com/2011/11/30/cure-writers-block/

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Friday, December 9, 2011

Premature Editing

Does revising before you finish your first draft kill your creativity? 

http://warriorwriters.wordpress.com/2011/11/11/editing-are-butchering-your-creativity/

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Extending the Life of Your Book

Tips to keep up interest in your book after the first few post-launch months.

http://jodyhedlund.blogspot.com/2011/11/how-to-prolong-your-books-exposure.html

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Query Personalization

Don't try to a fake the personalization on your query.

http://kidlit.com/2011/11/09/query-personalization/

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

First Person

Why it's a problem and why writers are drawn to it.

http://scotteagan.blogspot.com/2011/10/problem-with-first-person-but-why.html

Monday, December 5, 2011

Small Presses

What are the advantages and disadvantages of publishing with a small press.

http://www.sfwa.org/for-authors/writer-beware/small/

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Friday, December 2, 2011

Voice

How to craft a great voice. 

http://blog.nathanbransford.com/2010/05/how-to-craft-great-voice.html

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Parents

How to handle parents in your book. 

http://www.writersdigest.com/whats-new/how-to-avoid-parenting-your-characters