My review of Anne Clermont’s Learning to Fall for all the horse lovers out there.
Don Massenzio has tips for book formatting to make life easier for you and for your readers. Some good questions answered here.
Louie Cronin, aka Cronin the Barbarian from Car Talk, tells us about her experiences rejecting people for the show—and why we shouldn’t be downcast! She makes rejection fun!
Writer Unboxed has been on a roll recently. Here’s a great post with some clues that you might want to skip that writing contest you just found.
I weigh in on this post from Adirondack Editing, via Chris the Story Reading Ape, on split infinitives and dangling modifiers. I ignore one and screech when I find the other. Check out which is which.
What should writers know about trademarked names or brand names? How should you handle these names in your fiction? Adirondack Editing, via Chris the Story Reading Ape, helps out!
Think you know SEO? Chris the Story Reading Ape passed along this comprehensive list from Mostly Blogging: How to be Found on Google Today, 17 Powerful Tools.Some I bet you’ve never even heard of!
Then there’s How to Write a Press Release from The Happy Self-Publisher. Instructions, templates, examples galore! Help yourself!
And what about “stupid writing rules”? Colleen Chesebro at the Fairy Whisperer proposes a list of 12 Dumb Things New Writers Tell Each Other. I added one of my own. What would you add?
Does the Who/Whom Conundrum drive you nuts? Quit worrying. You can be right by being wrong!
Great News! My writer’s interview on Don Massenzio’s highly active, informative blog is scheduled for tomorrow! It posts in the early morning hours and should be up in the a.m. on Monday. My deepest gratitude to Don for highlighting so many terrific authors and for sharing so much information on writing and publishing. Check him out!
Check out these ideas and examples for building rhythm and coherence in your writing through the use of parallel structure to add detail.
Use “absolutes” to cut back on “to be” verbs in progressive tenses, and build your voice as well.
SciFi and Fantasy writers talk about building worlds. But world-building can make the difference between a place we can take or leave or a place we just can’t tear ourselves away from.