by Arun on April 10, 2011
Tools of the craft, tricks of the trade, helpful reminders for you all*:
*Most of these are not restricted to any one genre or type of fiction.
Contains a number of useful links to other writers blogs. I commend it to your attention. I also recommend following Alyx’s blog as she tends to post a lot of good writing advice on a regular basis.
Brings up a few interesting points about pacing and sentence structure that I hadn’t thought about. The article also contains links to further reading on fight scenes.
Interesting read, though I’m nowhere near being able to finish a novel in two months.
I highly, highly recommend that you check this out. Buckell (one of my favourite authors) has put together an anthology of seventeen stories that he wrote before being published. This book is a gold mine; the stories alone coupled with Tobias’ explanations have taught me a lot about my own failed short stories.
Writerisms and Other Sins By: C.J. Cherryh
A list of helpful tips on sentence structure and grammar to help newbie writers avoid writing badly.