Wednesday, September 23, 2015

A Sincerely Silly Question

I blinked at his oddly sincere question, struggling not to roll my eyes.

The class clown has lost his touch.

I pointed to the “Class of 2004 Ten Year Reunion” banner sagging above the gymnasium entrance.

I raised an eyebrow. He blushed.

Monday, September 21, 2015

Some of My Favorite [fiction writing craft] Things

It's been said that we are often the product of what we've studied. Or something like that. I got to thinking about what this means for authors such as myself that have an inclination toward writing but no formal education in it. I've been actively writing for almost three years now, and I've noticed that I'm strongest in the parts of writing and editing that I've read the most about on blogs that I follow and books that I've read. The helpful answers to my insistent questions from authors I've connected with have also shaped my writing.

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I suppose the opposite is also true: what I haven't studied or read about are my weaknesses. Perhaps some self evaluation or taking the advice of my awesome critique partners and beta readers and finding tons of content to read on world building and grammer will help me do better at both.

Oh, and there's the whole writing thing. Practicing helps, too.

With all this in mind, I wanted to share some of my favorite craft-and-industry related websites and resources with my readers. Some may be more basic while others will be a novelty for the seasoned writer.

Show, Don't Tell
Janice Hardy's Blog

Interviews, craft, advice, publishing industry:

Tons of great info on writing elements (voice, POV, sentence structure, etc...) on these sites:
Jami Gold's Blog
The Write Life

Query Examples/Critiques (This is where I learned to love them):
Query Shark

Another great article: 3 Ways to Build a Stronger Story

Author bio for query/signatures on blogs or articles:

Facebook Support Groups:

Have you used any of these to better your writing? Do you have other writing resources or blogs you love and want to share with others? Please tell us in the comments below!

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Wednesday, September 9, 2015

The Smell of October

The sturdy tree and all his fellows let fall their regal colors,

Releasing the smell of October.

Docile decay lead them into winter,

Where water and wind will caress their limbs

Before they are forced to

put back on their green guises.