Don’t want to read through the entire place just to get at the good stuff? I agree. Here are some of my better moments (it happens few and far between):
Advice, thoughts, and tips on all levels of critique! Getting partners, keeping partners, giving good critique, etc.
Tricks of the revising trade! When to do it, how to do it, etc.
Insight on different faces of the writing craft, including point of view, characterization, and word choice.
- Thanksgiving Exercise 1: Dialogue
- Thanksgiving Exercise 2: Sentences
- Thanksgiving Exercise 3: Stakes
- Thanksgiving Exercise 4: Point of View
- Thanksgiving Exercise 5: Description
- The Very First Page
- Turn Rejections into Acceptances (at Literary Rambles)
- How to Handle Exposition
- The Science of Description
Point of View
A look into the mind-numbing process that is querying.
- Eight Things Your Query Should Address
- Pieces of Your Query: The Hook
- Pieces of Your Query: The Stakes
- Pieces of Your Query: The Plot
- The Query Dilemma
Advice from Other Writers
A combination of the greatest advice we’ve ever heard and our own thoughts and opinions on it.
- When Your Heroine and Hero Should Meet
- Exaggerating Humanness
- Reshaping Your Story is NOT the End of the World
- Emotional Movement of Your Story/Chapter/Scene
- Using the Eleven Senses in Your Writing
- Representing More Than One Language in Your Story
- Backstory: Who, What, Where, and Why
Absolutely anything and everything that mocks how hard this business is–should not be taken seriously (unless it’s opposite day).
- How to Succeed in Writing By Trying Really Hard
- How to Get Published
- Four Things to Think About When Looking for a Critique Partner
- The DOs and DON’Ts of Word Economy
- The Query Formula
- The Perfect Query
- Ten Things to Mention About Yourself in Your Query
- The Perfect Writer Biography for Your Query