The Tuesday Five: Writing Process (April 23)

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Writing Advice: Things to Consider When Planning Your Protagonist’s Death
from Writer’s Relief at Huffington Post: Books

Teasing the Reader – Part 1
from AJ Humpage at All Write – Fiction Advice

Why You Must Trim the Fat in Your Novel, What It Means, and How to Do It
from Naomi Musch at a NOVEL Writing Site

Writing a Novel – Ins & Outs of Outlining
from Zack Keller at his site

Daily Rituals: A Guided Tour of Writers’ and Artists’ Creative Habits
from Maria Popova at Brain Pickings

Bonus Piece of Advice:
Jerry Seinfeld’s Productivity Secret
from Brad Isaac at Lifehacker

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 Tuesday Five: Writing Process (April 9)

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Writing Workout: The Grimm Way
from Esther Hershenhorn at Teaching Authors

Writers on Writing: “Thank God for Deadlines”
from Richard Nordquist at Grammar & Composition

The Write Stuff
from Mark Dalrymple at The Nerd Blog

Jerusha Cowless, Agony Aunt: “Does it matter that I don’t feel exposed?”
from Emma Darwin at This Itch of Writing

5 Legendary Writers Share Their Writing Advice
from Heather Price-Wright at policymic

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 Daily Five: Thursday

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The Submission Portal is Now Open! (until October 14th)
From HARPER Voyager

Creating Momentum in Writing
From Adam Byatt at Write Anything

Any advice for a student who wants a career in writing?
From Anthony Bergen at Dead Presidents

My Experience in Self-Publishing
From Lissa Bilyk at The Book Lantern

The Surprises of Self-Publishing: How to Roll with it and Still Kick Booty
From Cara Alwill Leyba at Duolit
(Bonus: 15 Fanbase-Boosting Facebook Secrets)

The Daily Five: Tuesday

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5 Writing Tips from Mary Sharratt
From Mary Sharratt at Publishers Weekly

Margaret Atwood’s 10 Rules of Writing
From Maria Popova at Brain Pickings

Traditional Book Publishing vs. Self-Publishing
From Gini Dietrich at Spin Sucks

Five Things I Learned From Self-Publishing
From Richard S. Todd at Sparkle & Shine

Narrate This! 2012
From Ben at Story Multiverse

The Daily Five: Friday

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Writing a novel diary: Part 3
From bestselling author Dean Crawford at his official blog

Writing the Author Bio. DUN Dun dun.
From Krista Lynne Jensen at her blog

America’s Next Author Social Writing Contest
From eBookMall

Halloween Story Contest
From FolkHeart Press

Twitter hashtag #30WriteNow

Wednesday 5: Writing Process

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Writing the Right Story vs. Writing the Story Right
From Write it Sideways

Henry Miller’s 11 Commandments of Writing & Daily Creative Routine
From Maria Popova at Brain Pickings

How to write fiction that is based on real life: 7 tips to bring your story to life
From Harlow Coban‘s guest blog at Novel Publicity & Co.

Four Things I Learned from a Bad Movie
From Katie Ganshert

Shady Characters
From James Huskins at #amwriting

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)

Friday 10: Top Writing Blogs, Contests, Articles (Writing Process & Social Media), Free Downloads

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Happy Friday, dear writing friends!


Writing Opportunities

From The Write Practice: “Show Off” Writing Contest: The Love Story Edition

From Nick Rolynd: 30 Minute Fridays

From HorrorAddicts: 2 Horror Writing Contests (1 For Women, 1 For Men)


Top Writing Blogs

From eCollegeFinder: Top Writing Blog Nominees (Voting has ended, but bookmark for future reading.)


Articles on Writing Process

From Jeff GoinsThe Key to Distraction-Free Writing

From Maybe Genius: Spheres of Existence: Writing Other Experiences With Integrity


Articles on Social Media

From The Bookshelf Muse: Creating An Author Platform That Sticks

From Kristen Lamb: 10 Ways to Improve Your “Likability Quotient”


Free Downloads

eBook, from Amazon Kindle: Paradox (A Short Story) by Aaron Crocco

Digital music track, from John Anealio: “I Should Be Writing”

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