Writing Tips for Quill or Laptop

Are you writing YA? Here’s a great contest, courtesy of @chucksambuchino: http://t.co/7HKOBtuXzI Try it out!

I do this..do you? I struggle with this…

http://www.helpingwritersbecomeauthors.com/2013/06/most-common-mistakes-surefire-sign.html?m=1

Love these insights to book beginnings!

http://www.screenwritingtricks.com/2012/04/something-has-to-happen.html?spref=tw

Great questions to ask about your novel:

http://carolriggs.blogspot.com/2013/05/questions-for-your-manuscript.html?buffer_share=dda40&utm_source=buffer&utm_medium=twitter&utm_campaign=Buffer%253A%252BMartinaABoone%252Bon%252Btwitter

Where to start your novel?  Can you fix it?

http://blog.janicehardy.com/2012/01/line-forms-where-knowing-where-to-start.html

Great questions for making your characters come to life:

http://www.britblaise.com/19/what-the-author-should-know-about-every-major-character/

Five ways to improve (really!) a rough draft!:

http://theblabbermouthblog.com/2013/04/15/guest-post-5-ways-to-improve-a-rough-draft/

Breathe real life into your descriptions:

http://allwritefictionadvice.blogspot.com/2013/04/breathing-life-into-description.html?spref=tw

Read for speed in your writing — let go and enjoy:

http://metteharrison.livejournal.com/406710.html

Some tested ways to add suspense and dramatic pacing to your writing:

http://killzoneauthors.blogspot.com/2013/03/8-key-ways-to-edit-suspense-pace-into.html

Want to add variety to your sentences? Where better to learn than from the New York Times?

http://learning.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/03/04/5-easy-ways-to-learn-grammar-with-the-new-york-times/

Wonderful insights on using characters’ passions to jumpstart a plot: http://childrenspublishing.blogspot.com/2013/01/passionate-characters-to-counteract.html?m=1

Well-done post on incisive descriptive details: http://childrenspublishing.blogspot.com/2012/01/use-selective-visual-details-to-power.html

How to really ferret out that “telling” and replace it with “showing” in your writing:

http://www.marcykennedy.com/four-techniques-to-show-rather-than-tell/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+MarcyKennedy+%28Marcy+Kennedy+-+Fantasy+Author%29&utm_content=Yahoo!+Mail

Great thoughts on revision from twenty great writers:

http://flavorwire.com/361311/20-great-writers-on-the-art-of-revision/

How to draw in your reader from the first pages….

http://childrenspublishing.blogspot.com/2013/02/inspired-openings-special-agent-edition.html

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