July 27th, 2018

Interesting blog posts about writing – July 27th 2018

Wisdom On the Web

Here’s my latest selection of interesting (and sometimes amusing) posts about writing:

The ‘Maverick Friend’ As a Plot Device (Bonnie Randall)
http://blog.janicehardy.com/2018/06/the-maverick-friend-as-plot-device.html

The No. 1 Rule for Flashbacks in a Story Opening (Peter Selgin)
https://www.janefriedman.com/flashbacks-story-opening/

3 Signs You Might Be Ignoring Writing Advice That Can Help You (Janice Hardy)
http://blog.janicehardy.com/2018/06/3-signs-you-might-be-ignoring-writing.html

The Difference Between Editing and Revising a Novel (Janice Hardy)
http://blog.janicehardy.com/2011/01/edits-vs-revisions-one-on-one-death.html

Building Characters Layer by Layer (James Scott Bell)
https://killzoneblog.com/2018/07/building-characters-layer-by-layer.html

I Am Not a Gatekeeper (Rachelle Gardner)
https://rachellegardner.com/i-am-not-a-gatekeeper/

Writing the Dreaded Novel Synopsis? These 2 Simple Hacks Will Help (Anne R. Allen)
www.annerallen.com/2018/07/novel-synopsis-hacks/

Judge Yourself Less, Trust Yourself More, and Write Better Stories (K.M. Weiland)
https://www.helpingwritersbecomeauthors.com/writing-perfectionism

13 Ways to Promote Before Publication (Therese Walsh)
www.writerunboxed.com/2018/07/03/13-ways-to-promote-before-publication/

12 Mistakes Authors Make in Connecting with Readers (Rachelle Gardner)
https://rachellegardner.com/connecting-with-readers/

5 Conflict-making Choices Characters Can Make (Fae Rowen)
http://writersinthestormblog.com/2018/07/five-conflict-making-choices-characters-can-make/

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Writing Critique Groups (Ryan Van Cleave)
http://blog.janicehardy.com/2018/07/the-7-habits-of-highly-effective.html


If you found these useful, you may also like my personal selection of the most interesting blog posts from 2017, and my previous list.

If you have a particular favorite among these, please let the author know (and me too, if you have time).  Also, if you've a link to a great post that isn't here, feel free to share.