The best fiction and writing blog posts from around the ‘net, all guaranteed to make you a literary legend. Compiled by manly.
Caroline Furlong – Dealing with villains
Charlie De Luca – Editing tips that really work!
Andrew M. Friday – Harmon’s Plot Embryo
Fantac Cisse – The Ultimate Factory for Inspiration and Creativity
thesagaofaelelorad – Swords: The Most Overused Trope in Fantasy
Sierra Ayonnie – The Essential Elements of a Good Story
Kakymc – Writing What You Don’t Know
Jean Cogdell – How to write a good one-sentence pitch
I can’t wait to get my hands on Jacqui Murray’s latest hit, Born in a Treacherous Time, now available at Amazon. Here’s a short summary:
Born in the harsh world of East Africa 1.8 million years ago, where hunger, death, and predation are a normal part of daily life, Lucy and her band of early humans struggle to survive. It is a time in history when they are relentlessly annihilated by predators, nature, their own people, and the next iteration of man. To make it worse, Lucy’s band hates her. She is their leader’s new mate and they don’t understand her odd actions, don’t like her strange looks, and don’t trust her past. To survive, she cobbles together an unusual alliance with an orphaned child, a beleaguered protodog who’s lost his pack, and a man who was supposed to be dead.
And here’s what Kirkus Reviews has to say: “Murray weaves a taut, compelling narrative, building her story on timeless human concerns of survival, acceptance, and fear of the unknown.”
It’s a great idea: an historical novel about Lucy, everyone’s great-to-the-Nth-power grandmother. I loved Twenty-Four Days, and plan to bump this to the top of my reading pile.
The best fiction and writing blog posts from around the ‘net, all guaranteed to make you a literary swashbuckler. Inspired by jack.
Jean M. Cogdell – Write like a professional – get the chapters right
Sarah A. Hoyt – Writing About Death
James Harrington – Character Creation
Brenda Davis Harsham – Top Ten Blogging Rules
D. E. Haggerty – How to get the writing done despite distractions
Cristian Mihai – Building a personal brand as an artist
M. L. S. Weech – Why some covers just don’t look right
Nic Schuck – Getting testimonials
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P. S. Hoffman – 3 Vital Keys to Every Great Horror Story
Kendra Boersen – Revision, With A Side Of Existential Crisis
Emily Raper – 5 Misconceptions About Writers
Annika Perry – Write From Your Heart
Lionelson Norbert Yong – Why I Chose Fantasy As My Genre
E. Michael Helms – Sense and Sensibility [Not what you think!]
D. Wallace Peach – The Word Police
Ernest Hemingway – How to Write Fiction