January 31st, 2020

Interesting blog posts about writing – January 31st 2020

Wisdom On the Web

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

Un-Con Redux, Part II: Emotional Tipping Points (Donald Maass)
https://writerunboxed.com/2020/01/01/un-con-redux-part-ii-emotional-tipping-points/

How to be a productive writer (Nathan Bransford)
https://blog.nathanbransford.com/2020/01/how-to-be-a-productive-writer

The 100 Best Websites for Writers in 2020 (Farrah Daniel) (Jon’s Pick of the Pack)
https://thewritelife.com/best-websites-for-writers-2020/

Middle Grade or Young Adult (Allison Rushby)
https://www.writerscentre.com.au/blog/5-ways-to-tell-if-youre-writing-middle-grade-or-young-adult-fiction/
by way of Laurie Wallmark

How to Create a Powerful Character Arc (Jerry Jenkins)
https://jerryjenkins.com/character-arc/

5 Common Story Openings to Avoid—If You Can Help It (Jane Friedman)
https://www.janefriedman.com/5-story-openings-to-avoid/

4 Tips For Creating Villains (Sacha Black)
https://www.insecurewriterssupportgroup.com/2020/01/4-tips-for-creating-villains.html

A Simple Trick to Keep Readers Turning the Pages (Janice Hardy)
http://blog.janicehardy.com/2020/01/a-simple-trick-to-keep-readers-turning.html

2 Different Types of the Lie Your Character Believes (K. M. Weiland)
https://www.helpingwritersbecomeauthors.com/2-different-types-of-lie-your-character-believes/

Jane’s Guide to Getting the Most Out of a Writers Conference (Jane Friedman)
https://www.janefriedman.com/guide-to-writers-conferences/



If you found these useful, you may also like my personal selection of the most interesting blog posts from 2020, 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.