There is probably a better title for this post, but hey, I’m in NaNoWriMo hell right now, so I’m just going to put it out there for grins.
First up is Tess Hardwick’s wonderful post on racism, or rather, her daughter’s color blindness. We all should be so blind!
Then there’s Anthony V. Toscano’s blog. That is, the whole thing. Every post has the ring of truth. The man is a great storyteller.
I loved Ashley Marsh’s post on collaborating with your characters. That’s how I began my first book – Steven told me what to write about. Her ideas give a method to my pantser nature.
She writes: If you’ll notice, this hook/idea features two very important components, both of which are equal in significance: the characters and the plot.
Which is exactly what I’ve done with my NaNoWriMo novel. Well, at under 10,000 words currently, it’s a novella. An unfinished one!
I like this Shirley Jump article on “Show not Tell”. I thought I had a handle on the concept, but her article showed me that there was more to it than I’d realized, for instance, avoiding “-ing’ constructions.
I felt quite put off by Mooderino’s article on outlining – and not because it’s a bad article. Rather, because I realized how little I know, and how much I need to learn, about writing.