The Tuesday Five: Writing Process (November 5)

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How to get started writing a novel
from Nathan Bransford at Nathan Bransford, Author

10 Steps to Finding Your Writing Voice
from Jeff Goins at Goins, Writer: On Writing, Ideas, and Making a Difference

5 Tips For Writing Better Characters Into Your Screenplay
from Noam Kroll at Noam Kroll: filmmaking, cinematography, & post-production

2 Essential Elements of a Scene
from Ron Estrada at Writer…Interrupted (with Gina Conroy)

Five Critical Components of Any Successful Novel’s Plot
from Victoria Grefer at Creative Writing with the Crimson League

Bonus Resources:

Types of Scenes

Articles on Plot / Articles on Characters

How to Write a Fight Scene

NaNoWriMo Plot and Writing Schedule & Resources for 11/13

International Plot Writing Month

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 Five: Writing Process (June 25)

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Does Your Hero Have a Hidden Dark Side?
from Lauren Sapala at Lauren Sapala

Your Character Did WHAT?
from Fiona Harper at The Pink Heart Society

Writing Addicted Characters
from Lisa Daniels at Jennifer Lane

Write Scenes a Beat at a Time
from Carol Despeaux at onewildword

Writing Extra Scenes
from Jag Swiftstorm at From a Jagged Inkwell

Writing Exercise:

Writing Tension into a Scene from Vikk Simmons at Down the Writer’s Path

General Resource:

Writing Excuses

Opinions on Writing Advice:

50 Rantypants Snidbits of Random Writing & Storytelling Advice from Chuck Wendig at terribleminds

My Writing Advice? Take Less Advice from Blythe Woolston at Blythe Woolston

10 Things Aspiring Novelists Should Know from Amanda Patterson at Writers Write AND…
“10 Things Aspiring Novelists Should Know”…maybe. from Alma Alexander at AlmaNews

The Thursday Five: Marketing (April 25)

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Author Etiquette 101: Do’s and Don’ts for Writers Using Social Media
from Anne R. Allen at Anne R. Allen’s Blog

How Social Media Changed the Dynamic Between Authors and Readers
from Joanne Clancy at Leaders West

Your Author Online Platform and Numbers – Newsletter Subscribers, Speaking Engagements, and Book Sales
from Karen Cioffi at Karen Cioffi Writing and Marketing
Your Author Online Platform and Social Networks – Blog Page Views and Twitter Followers
What Is An Author Platform and How Do You Create It?

Ever Thought About a Virtual Launch Party? Here’s How!
from Pamela S. Meyers at We CAN Market Our Books!

And Then What Happened?: Chapter 3 in My Self-Publishing Diaries
from Julie Gerstenblatt at The Huffington Post: Blog

Bonus Resource:
18 Links to Writing & Marketing Blog Posts
from Jody Hedlund at Goodreads

The Tuesday Five: Writing Process (April 16)

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How To Develop A Dynamite Writing Voice
from Sarah Hoyt at PJ Lifestyle
(While you’re there, check out her series: Writing A Novel In 13 Weeks)

Exploring the Edges: Writing Outside the Boundaries
from Natania Barron at her blog

Writing About Sex (Shh!) – Five Writing Tips
from Jordan Dane at Kill Zone

What To Do If You Struggle With Writing
from Chrys Fey at She Writes

Hand in Hand
from Shared Worlds

The Thursday Five: Social Media/Marketing (April 11)

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Making a Social Media Marketing Calendar
from Victoria Grefer at Creative Writing with the Crimson League

The Discoverability Challenge: With More Authors Self-Publishing Each Year, How Will Your Book Get Noticed?
from Joanna Penn at The Creative Penn

E-Publishing – Don’t Give Up!
from Sally Jenkins at Nick Daws’ Writing Blog

How to Write, Publish and Market Your Book
from Patricia Redsicker at Social Media Examiner

Promoting Your Kobo Books
from Maia Sepp at Kobo Writing Life

The Saturday Five: Writing Resources (April 6)


90 Writing Tools in a Single Post
from Jason Boog at Galleycat

For Literary Penguins: 4 Great Writing Tools [Linux]
from Danny Stieben at MakeUseOf

Draft Is a Writing App with Serious Version and Draft Control
from Kevin Purdy at Lifehacker

Editorially is the Collaborative Writing Tool We’ve Been Waiting For
from Nathaniel Mott at PandoDaily

First Friday Link Party for Writers – Spring Fling Edition
from Carol Tice at Make a Living Writing

Bonus resource (previously featured on blog):
The Snowflake Method for Designing a Novel
from Randy Ingermanson at Advanced Fiction Writing

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

Tuesday 10: Writing Resources and Free Downloads

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Happy Tuesday, dear writing friends!


Holly Lisle’s official website: A huge resource for writers – many writing courses and articles to be found here.


Elizabeth S Craig on Twitter: Tweets many quality writing resources and articles throughout the day.


April Brown’s Writer’s Resources: Categorized writing articles/resources.


The Indie Exchange: For authors, bloggers, and readers.


KindleFinds: They promote eBooks that don’t suck (seriously, it’s their tagline).


Master List of Writers on Google+: Post from Debbie Ohi.


Write or Die: I’ve posted this one before, but it’s worth mentioning again. Click if you’re having trouble meeting your word count (like so many of us creative souls; daydreams are so much more fun).


Grammarly on Facebook: Grammarly isn’t a free service, but you’ll want to “like” them just for the status updates (lots of humor).


Rules of Fog: Free on Amazon Kindle


Highway to Hell by Alex Laybourne: Free on Amazon Kindle

Thursday 10: Writing Tips, Challenges, Exercises; Free Kindle eBooks; Social Media Tips

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Writing Process


1. From Open CultureWriting Tips by Henry Miller, Elmore Leonard, Margaret Atwood, Neil Gaiman & George Orwell 


2. From Adventures in YA & Children’s Publishing: WIP Writing Exercises to Recharge Your Creativity


Writing Mechanics 


3. Daily Writing Tips (run by a team of professional writers and editors)


Writing Challenge


4. Blogging from A-Z Challenge April 2012 (links to challenge home page)


Free Kindle eBooks 


5. Scott Nicholson Library, Volume 1 (links to Amazon)


6. Five Free eBooks, Various Authors (Mystery, Romance, Thriller) – links to Week in Rewind


Social Media 


7. From Mashable: 10 Pro Tips For Writers Using Social Media


8. From Jeff Bullas: How to Get 50% More Impressions on Your Facebook Page


9. From Social Media Magic: 10 Powerful Tips To Stimulate Facebook Fan Interaction


10. From Red Lemon Club:  7 Ways to Turn Your Social Media Connections Into Paying Clients

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