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- Novels & The “Knockout” Ending
- Write A Better First Scene
- Ten Reasons Artists and Authors Should Still Get Paid in the Age of the Internet
- Maya Kaathryn Bohnhoff (Book View Cafe Blog) with On Becoming a Professional Amateur, #4: Character Acrobatics [Characterization]
- David Farland with Kick in the Pants—Get Focused [Openings]
- How to Fight Write with Writing Violence Part 1: Developing Characters and Comfort Levels (And You)
- A.C. Flory (Indies Unlimited) with Busting the Pantster vs Plotter Myth
- Jodie Renner (The Kill Zone) with First-Page Critique –The Pink Motorcycle [Real-World Critique]
- Kris Noel with 20 Basic Plots [Plotting]
- Kris Noel with Common and Over-the-Top Plot Devices [Plotting]
- Kristen Lamb with Novels & The “Knockout” Ending [Endings]
- Linda S. Clare with Write A Better First Scene [Openings]
- Dave Freer (madgeniusclub) with Twelve oxen under the sea [Backstory]
- Monica M. Clark (The Write Practice) with How a Scene List Can Change Your Novel-Writing Life
- Regan’s Reaction: I used a scene list for After The Fires Went Out: Coyote, which helped me organize the 540 page beast. For the second book in the series, After The Fires Went Out: Shards, I started cutting back a little bit on the scene details, even leaving some scenes out, but that was mostly because of time constraints. Now, for Book Three, I’m not using much of a scene list, so we’ll see how that turns out.
- Ashley Clark (The Writers Alley) with Are You A Shepherd?
- Cris Freese (Writer’s Digest) with The Horror Genre: On Writing Horror and Avoiding Clichés – Ramsey Campbell’s thoughts
- Angela Ackerman (Writers Helping Writers) with Finding Your Character’s Weakness
- Melissa Donovan (Writing Forward) with Character-Driven Creative Writing Prompts
- @The Writing Box:
- @The Writing Café:
- Jon Sprunk (Black Gate) with A Man Writing Female Characters
- Eva Claudia Schweitzer (The Huffington Post) with Ten Reasons Artists and Authors Should Still Get Paid in the Age of the Internet
- Holly Robinson (The Huffington Post) with The Writer’s Junk Drawer Mind: What’s in Yours?
- Mur Lafferty with Keeping track of wordcount. NaNoWriMo participants, take note!
- Ferris Jabr (Scientific American) with Why Your Brain Needs More Downtime
- Jane Friedman (Scratch Magazine) with Should creative writing professors teach the business side of the craft? [Video]
- Larry Brooks (Storyfix) with A Paradoxical Perspective on the Creative Process
- Bridget Galbreath (Weblogbetter) with 5 Tips for Trying to Write When the Kids Are Home
- K.D. Lovgren (A Newbie’s Guide to Publishing) with These are the things I tell myself while I write a novel.
- Jeff Goins with Have You Found Your Story Yet?
- Meagan Spooner (League of Extraordinary Writers) with Stepping Around the “Block” [Writer's Block]
- The Procrastiwriter: The One Key Difference Between Being Lazy and Being Burned Out
- Katie Axelson (The Write Practice) with How to Handle Rejection
- Amy Leigh Simpson (The Writers Alley) with The Story in the Detour
Freelancing and Non-Fiction
- Eric K. Auld (Thought Catalog) with 5 Necessary Tips For The Online Writer
- Kathryn Craft (Blood-Red Pencil) with Getting Organized: Digital, or Paper?
- Kate Paulk (madgeniusclub) with The Blind Leading the Blind? [StackExchange and Writing Advice]
- I Should Be Writing – NaNoWriMo Special Episode A – Prepping the Support Structure
- The Self Publishing Podcast #78 – Balancing Family While Writing Like a Machine