Adult Fiction Baer, Judy Recipes and Wooden Spoons Baer, Judy Tempest in a Teapot Boyce, Trudy Nan Old Bones Brekke, Jørgen The Fifth Element Brown, Karen The Clairvoyants Carlson, Melody Winter Wonders Calrson, Melody Hidden History Cleeves, Ann The Crow Trap Coleman, Reed What You Break Coulter, Catherine The Devil’s Triangle Crombie, Deborah … Continue reading
On Nov. 28, we talked about editing and publishing. Click here for the information we handed out. Things to cut and edit: She’s Novel Programs that might help you: Scrivener 2 Traditional vs. self publishing: Scribendi Forbes There is also a writer’s group in Lockport that has regular meetings. I am uncertain if this information … Continue reading
On Nov. 24, we talked about the basic components of a story and made a checklist to make sure we had everything or were on the right track to achieve all five parts. Click here to see what we talked about. Here is a brief link about the parts that create a story. The names … Continue reading
First, if you are participating in the NaNoWriMo challenge, I highly recommend you add some extra words to your daily word count for a little while. This will give you the opportunity to take a couple days off at Thanksgiving! Click here to see everything we covered on Nov. 21! For links about setting: Writer’s … Continue reading
We discussed creating comprehensive, expansive worlds on Nov. 17. Click here to see what we discussed. The most comprehensive world building website I’ve seen is from JS Morin. He provides extensive exercises and information that will guide you in the right direction. Click here to go to his site and explore his posts.
We talked about characters on Nov. 14! Click here to see what we covered. Goals: Helping Writers Writers Store An interesting piece about virtuous characters NY Times Making imperfect characters: Toasted Cheese Regina M. Geither Naming your characters: Writer’s Digest The Write Practice Make a great villain: Writer’s Digest Writing Forward
When the author was unable to make it to our last writing event, we substituted a presentation about book covers for self-publishers. Click here to download the presentation file. May take a little while. It is 14MB.
Dialogue and description were the main topics of discussion on Nov. 10! Click here to see what we went over. Here are some great links about dialogue: NaNoWriMo Writer’s Digest Writer’s Digest: Writer’s Dig Links about description: Lit Reactor Writers’ Treasure
How are you supposed to get through your first draft? Click here for the information we handed out on Nov. 7! You need to commit to your writing, as suggested by these links: NaNo Truths About Being a Writer Writer’s Digest Goins, Writer Get help from the experts! We have more authors and editors coming … Continue reading
At our Nov. 3 session, we discussed three main topics: scheduling time to write, creating a high-concept blurb, and narrowing our writing down by genre. To see that information, click here. For more info on scheduling time to write, try these great links: Lit Reactor Writer’s Digest High-Concept Blurb Links: Writer’s Digest Genre Links: (Some) … Continue reading