These caught my rather fluid attention as I caught up with blog reading, tweets etc. From the last week –
Plotto is a masterbook of plots, and has just been re-released last month. Read the introduction by Brainpicker via the above tinyurl, then gift it to me from amazon (joking!)
2. How to Write Hot Sex
For those who have just read my last post, you’ll know I’m currently struggling with writing through a sex scene. My problem is that I want to avoid it being too hot, mind you. I want less details, and more emotions leading up to a scene further on. So perhaps this book may not be just right for me at this point. Amazon and B&N Nook book links above.
3. Siri Horror Movie
This is way overdue, considering it was made for Christmas. I have an older style iphone, so as yet do not know the joys or horrors of Siri. Horror movie mashup for those who do know siri. You’ll find it on my hunter emkay website.
4. Konrath’s Resolutions
After putting up my own writing resolutions for the year, I of course began to notice the many others out there on the web. It is a new year, afterall. Here’s JA Konrath’s own growing list of yearly resolutions for writers – updated in December with his latest advice. He has since gone onto his 30 days of beer diet.
5. #amwriting hashtag
As a general observation, now that today is officially my own “Back to work” day for a writer, having turned TweetDeck back on, it appears that every second writer using the #amwriting hashtag on twitter, is also “back to work” today, brushing off their WIPs from cold states over the seasonal holidays, much as I am.
Want some other good hashtags to find communities of writers on twitter? #writechat chats on Sundays, #storycraft is another one, try a #wordsprint, set out and celebrate your daily goals via #writegoal, #pubtips is good for information, #myWANA is another good writing community, #wordmongering is a good wordsprint challenge, and for those in the challenges – #ROW80 helps with goals and checkins. Finally – always try to include #amwriting, if you can afford the character space in your tweet.
6. 25 Things Writers Should Stop Doing Now
Chuck Wendig does it again, in this list post of things to stop doing. Mind you, No 2 on his list is to stop stopping.
7. Kung-Fu Writing for the Year of the Dragon
Kristen Lamb provides some advice for taking on the new chinese new year (January 23rd I believe) with some dragon-slaying kung-fu kicks (books, websites, conferences, advice).
8. Backstory and Re-Evaluating the Writing Process
Janice Hardy’s blog is always full of excellent advice, but I particularly got a lot from two recent posts – The Other Side of the Story: We Have History-Making Backstory Work, and What the Heck was I thinking? Re-evaluting your writing process.
9. Breakthrough Goals
10. 500 Books in 12 Hours
Karen Baney posts a blog on how she sold 500 books in 12 hours, and how marketing on the cheap can sometimes work out for you.
11. Publishing Predictions for 2012
Author Media has put together a large collection of predictions for the coming year.