Links of Interest
OVERNIGHT SUCCESSES USUALLY AREN'T: Jim Himes shares his book numbers. A must read for anyone interested in a publishing career.
THE DANGERS OF WRITING A FIRST BOOK IN A PROPOSED SERIES:
FINDING YOUR THEME:
SUBTEXT IN DIALOGUE:
WRITER MOTIVATION TRICKS:
DIALOGUE TAGS: What to use, what to avoid.
PROMOTION--FACEBOOK AND TWITTER:
HOW TO AVOID AUTHOR INTRUSION:
HOW TO CREATE DISTANCE FROM YOUR WORK WHEN YOU REWRITE:
WRITING WEBSITE LINKS:
HANDGUN TIPS FOR WRITERS:
LIST OF ARTICLE LINKS:
REVERSI0N OF RIGHTS
KEEPING YOUR STORY INTERESTING:
WRITER RESOURCES: Some really good links.
MASHUPS: The future of the classic novel and monsters.
ROYALTY RATES EXPLAINED:
REWRITES: Weak words to look for during rewrites.
Marilynn's Workshop Schedule and Information Links
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.
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.
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.
- This is your last chance to ask for more links articles. If I don’t get a bunch more votes to continue, “Links of Interest” will be no more. If you’d like me to continue them, reply to this email and let me know.Plus, how about sharing my articles with writing friends, etc., so I have some reason to continue those as well. As always, remember that I am more than happy to answer writing questions so please ask.MYSTERY CLICHES:PROMO, ADVERTISING BASICS:BACKSTORY THAT THE READER WANTS:WHY YOUR CHARACTER SHOULD HAVE A PAST WOUND:THE FICTIONAL MONTAGE:ELEVEN STEPS TO CREATE A GREAT FIGHT SCENE:HOW TO USE A BETA READER:DO OR SHOULD YOU USE SWEAR WORDS IN YOUR WORK?DEVELOPING YOUR CHARACTER:CREATING DRAMA IN FICTION:RESEARCH, GEORGIA HISTORICAL NEWSPAPERS ONLINE:SIX THINGS TO IMPROVE VOICE:BRANDING, PEN NAMES, AND READER BETRAYAL: