Here’s a great article about some of the best nonfiction work from women writers. I plan to read one a day until I’ve gone through all of them.
A friend from OWLS posted this and I think it’s worth sharing. These are questions a publisher (or agent) is likely to ask you.
After a while, we’re all in the upper grades, aren’t we?
It’s been a while since I’ve posted anything on my blog. It’s been an incredibly busy time.
But I need to finish a project and I’m using the boost of January: Our Writing Month to do it. Feel free to join me. It’s a low-profile writing marathon for those of us who don’t have time for extra projects (like the venerable NaNoWriMo) during the holidays.
Crime writing is a big book category in Britain and here are this year’s Dagger award winners. As always, I like to look to winners for inspiration.
Daggers crime writing awards presented to ‘the best of the best’ | Books | The Guardian.
When I was younger, and at times in college, I made attempts to keep a journal. I would put their contents in the category of “warm-up drills.” Some swear by them. Here’s an argument for using one.
The Most Obvious Writing Tool You’re Not Using.
Stories without research can be pretty flat. Here are some useful sources and a few tips for using them. I’ve used several of them and they’re great.
Research Tools Every Writer Needs – Aerogramme Writers’ Studio.
There are some good ideas on this list. I’m not sure they’re all “must-haves,” but I’ve found a couple useful.
#MondayBlogs: 6 Must-Have Tools/Apps For All The Writers And Editors Out There | Shannon A Thompson.
Whether you need a blog post or writing prompt, here are 30 ideas you can use to get started when you feel temporarily uninspired or want a break from another project.
30 Inspiring Blog Post Ideas For Writers – Writers Write
One of my first editors a had a few catch phrases that were part of his everyday conversation. One he offered frequently was, “Done is good.” It was his reminder to meet deadlines. Jane Morrissey has put together a wonderful little post on finishing the first draft of your book (or poem or play).
Finish Your First Draft: 7 Ways to Overcome Writer’s Block.