July 31st, 2020

Interesting blog posts about writing – July 31st 2020

Wisdom On the Web

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


Authors’ Magical Thinking (Janet Grant)
https://www.booksandsuch.com/blog/authors-magical-thinking/

Write What is Unreal But True (James Scott Bell)
https://killzoneblog.com/2020/07/write-what-is-unreal-but-true.html

How to Weave in Backstory Without Stalling Out Your Story (Tiffany Yates Martin)
https://writerunboxed.com/2020/07/06/how-to-weave-in-backstory-without-stalling-out-your-story

Even minor characters need to want something (Nathan Bransford)
https://nathanbransford.com/blog/2020/07/even-minor-characters-need-to-want-something

How Do Publishers Decide Which Books to Bet On? (Anne Trubek)
https://www.janefriedman.com/how-do-publishers-decide/

Identifying and Crafting Your Inciting Incident (Kathryn Craft)
https://writerunboxed.com/2020/07/09/identifying-and-crafting-your-inciting-incident

Writing in Different Children’s Book Genres and Categories (Mary Kole)
https://kidlit.com/2020/07/13/writing-in-different-childrens-book-genres-and-categories/

6 Principles for Writing Historical Fiction (Jane Friedman)
https://www.janefriedman.com/dos-and-donts-of-writing-historical-fiction/

The Breakout Outline (Bobbo Miller)
https://www.teachingauthors.com/2020/07/the-breakout-outline.html

4 Questions to Prevent Plot Holes (K.M. Weiland)
https://www.helpingwritersbecomeauthors.com/prevent-plot-holes/



If you found these useful, you may also like my personal selection of the most interesting blog posts from 2019, 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.