Sunday, January 27, 2013

Get Motivated!

WDG Hangout with Sean Platt [where Sean talks about how he writes 10,000 words a day]**

Improve Your Writing

A Simple Way to Create Suspense by Lee Child
How to write with style by Kurt Vonnegut
Politics and the English Language by George Orwell
Top Ten Grammar Myths by Grammargirl
A Writer's Guide to Punctuation by K.M. Weiland
Creating a Story Bible: The Basics by R.J. Blain**
How Chuck Wendig Writes a Novel by Chuck Wendig
How Chuck Wendig Edits a Novel by Chuck Wendig
The Pomodoro Technique by Rich Griffith
Clues to a Great Story by Andrew Stanton of Pixar [TEDTalk video]
What to do before hiring an editor by Kathleen Dale**

Reference & Research

WRITER BEWARE, the SFWA's guide to scams and pitfalls
A Guide to Word Count by Genre by publishing agent Colleen Lindsay
Word Counts for Novels and Children's Books by Chuck Sambuchino
Written Sound [Onomatopoeia]
Encyclopedia Mythica
Encyclopedia of Arda [Old and rare words]
The Digital Comic Museum [An online repository]

Software for Writing & Publishing

Taking Care of Business

Should Fiction Authors Be Bloggers? by Joel Friedlander [His answer may surprise you]
What is the Continuum of Engagement? by Chris Fox**
Agency Lessons: What exactly is a literary intern by Sarah Negovetich**
Polly Wanna Cracker? by Nathan Lowell [A discussion of 'the million follower fallacy']
Copyright: Forever Less One Day [a short video primer on copyright]
5 Top Tips For Approaching Book Reviewers by an Amazon Hall of Fame Reviewer

Strictly Self-Publishing

Self-Publishing Success Stories [A collected list of authors and facts]