December 28th, 2018

Interesting blog posts about writing – December 28th 2018

Wisdom On the Web

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

How to Format Your Manuscript (Even If You Hate Computers) (Jerry Jenkins)
https://jerryjenkins.com/manuscript-format/

Why Didn’t I Say Yes to Your Novel? (Rachelle Gardner)
https://rachellegardner.com/why-didnt-i-say-yes-to-your-novel/

How to raise the stakes in a novel (Nathan Bransford)
https://blog.nathanbransford.com/2018/11/how-to-raise-the-stakes-in-a-novel

Three Ways to Add Tension to a Scene During Revisions (Janice Hardy)
http://blog.janicehardy.com/2013/02/three-ways-to-add-tension-during.html

Heinlein’s Rules for Writers (James Scott Bell)
https://killzoneblog.com/2018/12/heinleins-rules-for-writers.html

Finding Your Place in the Writing Community (Rebecca Ketling)
https://writersrumpus.com/2018/12/04/finding-your-place-in-the-writing-community/

5 Ways to Write Stronger Opening Scenes (Janice Hardy)
http://blog.janicehardy.com/2018/12/5-ways-to-write-stronger-opening-scenes.html

Revising a Novel: The Five Stages of Death, Dying & Drama (Kristen Lamb)
https://authorkristenlamb.com/2018/12/revising-novel/

A Hook that Breaks the Rules (Dave King)
https://writerunboxed.com/2018/12/18/a-hook-that-breaks-the-rules/

The Powerball of First Page Resources (Becca Publisi)
https://writershelpingwriters.net/2018/11/the-powerball-of-first-page-resources/
by way of Laurie Wallmark



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.

What have you got lined up in the coming weeks and months?

Where is Jon - compressed



I'm looking forward to crossing state lines in a couple of months, when I'll be visiting my friends at the Greater Lehigh Valley Writing Group in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. I'm attending this year's WRITE STUFF Conference.


March 21st - 23rd, 2019
THE WRITE STUFF WRITERS CONFERENCE
300 Gateway Drive,
Bethlehem,
Pennsylvania 18017


April 14th, 2019
NJ SCBWI event - tba

June, 2019
NJ SCBWI event - tba


How about you?

What have you got lined up in the coming weeks and months?