The Monday Five: Writing Life – NaNoWriMo Tips & Resources (November 4)

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How to Participate in NaNoWriMo
from various contributors at wikiHow

Nanowrimo Tips and Resources
from M.A. Chiappetta at The Chipper Muse

NaNoWriMo Tips & Resources
from Justin McLachlan at Justin McLachlan

25 Things You Should Know About NaNoWriMo
from Chuck Wendig at terribleminds

Writing on the Ether: The Haunting of NaNoWriMo
from Jane Friedman at Jane Friedman: Writing, Reading, and Publishing in the Digital Age

Bonus Stuff:

The best fake #NaNoWriMo opening lines

17 Struggles Of Getting Ready For NaNoWriMo

You Can Do It! NaNoWriMo Success Stories

14 Published Novels Written During NaNoWriMo

It’s NaNoWriMo! Top 10 Legal Tips for Writers

The Tuesday Double Five: Writing Process (June 11)

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The First 400 Word Rule for Writing Stonking Novel Openers
from Kat at Beginner Novel Writer’s Tips

Emotional Elements of a Plot
from J Gideon Sarantinos at Gideon’s Screenwriting Tips

Creating Great Novel Characters
from Helene Young at Writing Novels in Australia

Character Arcs
from Libby Fischer Hellmann at Libby Fischer Hellmann

What Role Playing Games Taught Me About Writing Bad Characters
from Leslie at Leslie J. Anderson

If You Don’t Respect Characters You Need Your Readers to Root For, Something’s Wrong
from Victoria Grefer at Creative Writing with the Crimson League

Creating Playlists for Characters: Using Music as Inspiration for Creative Writing
from Kimberly Erskine at Official Blog of Kimberly

Make a Scene – Elements of a Good Scene
How to Write Successful Scenes
from Amanda Patterson at Writers Write

Writing Out a Great Scene
from David Farland at David Farland

Fiction Writer’s Character Chart
from Rebecca Sinclair at Eclectics dot com

The Tuesday Five: Writing Process (April 2)

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Film Excerpt: Writing is Invention/Invention is Writing
from Philip Roth at PBS American Masters

11 Rules for Better Writing
from Daniel Coyle at his blog

Why You Need to Be Excited About Every Single Thing You Write
from K.M. Weiland at WordPlay: Helping Writers Become Authors

Fiction Author Gives Take on Elements of Writing
from Daria Sokolova at Torch (Roosevelt University)

What’s Playing in Your Head?
from Jeff Cohen at Hey, There’s a Dead Guy in the Living Room

The Friday Five: Freelance Writing (March 29)

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How to Write a Freelance Pitch That Gets Clients
from Jamal at 1stWebDesigner

Sell Your Writing: Ideas Mean Sales and Money
from Angela Booth at Fab Freelance Writing Blog

How to Recognize a Good Freelance Client
(and 10 Types of Bad Clients and How to Avoid Them)
from Laura Spencer at Freelance Folder

A Freelance Dilemma: How to Get Paid, Not Played
from Anne Fisher at CNN Money

Freelance Income Sources and the 80/20 Rule
from Mike Rooney at Mike Rooney

Tuesday 5: Writing Resources

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Writing/Publishing Websites
From Rachelle Gardner

For Writers
From Jody Hedlund
From Alicia Sparks

Fiction Writing Tools & Words of Inspiration
From Sherry Soule

5 MUST READ Blogs for Indie Authors
From Indie Author News

Wednesday 5: Writing Process


Some Ingredients You Need For a Powerful Novel (the first installment in a new series called On Writing)
From Cheryl Rainfield (guest-blogging on Where the (not-so) Wild Things Are)

Five Reasons You’re Burned Out on Your Writing – And What You Can Do About It
From DramaInc.TV

My Favorite Piece of Writing Advice
From Story Dam

A Reader-First Approach to Writing and Self-Publishing
From Kerry Wilkinson at FutureBook

– Part 1: You Are What You Love
– Part 2: Between the Perfect and the Real
– Part 3: Operating Narrative Machinery
Check back at Charlie’s Diary for Part 4.
From Cat Valente at Charlie’s Diary: A Numerical List of Loosely-Connected Thoughts on Writing (a 4-Part Series)