Jon Gibbs (jongibbs) wrote,
Jon Gibbs
jongibbs

Interesting blog posts about writing – w/e October 30th, 2015



Here’s my selection of interesting (and sometimes amusing) posts about writing from the last weekabout writing from the last week:

How to Put Your Manuscript on a Diet (Liz Michalski)
www.writerunboxed.com/2015/10/29/losing-the-word-weight-how-to-put-your-manuscript-on-a-diet/

What If (Mary Keeley)
www.booksandsuch.com/blog/what-if/

How to Publish an E-Book: Resources for Authors (Jane Friedman) Jon’s Pick of the Week
https://janefriedman.com/how-to-publish-an-ebook/

First Sentences: a Dive into Worldbuilding hangout summary (Juliette Wade)
http://talktoyouniverse.blogspot.com/2015/10/first-sentences-dive-into-worldbuilding.html

13 Things Book Covers Can Learn From Horror VHS Covers (Peter Derk)
https://litreactor.com/columns/13-things-book-covers-can-learn-from-horror-vhs-covers

Positive Thinking for Writers (Barbara O'Neal)
www.writerunboxed.com/2015/10/28/positive-thinking-for-writers/

Crafting a Compelling Novel Concept (Larry Brooks)
https://janefriedman.com/compelling-novel-concept-2/

Back to the Drawing Board (Rachelle Gardner)
www.booksandsuch.com/blog/back-to-the-drawing-board/

Why You Should Do NaNoWriMo… And Why You Shouldn’t (Chuck Wendig)
www.terribleminds.com/ramble/2015/10/27/why-you-should-do-nanowrimo-and-why-you-shouldnt/

Hooking Your Reader in 3 Easy Steps (Sally Apokedak)
http://blog.janicehardy.com/2015/10/hooking-your-reader-in-3-easy-steps.html

The One Thing Every Protagonist Must Have (James Scott Bell)
https://killzoneblog.com/2015/10/the-one-thing-every-protagonist-must-have.html


If you found these useful, you may also like my personal selection of the most interesting blog posts from 2014, and last week’s 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.
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