While I work on getting back into the Character Archetype Series (S to Z to go), I wanted to share a good blog series recently published as a writing resource.
Last month my family underwent a traumatic incident in real life which still sits with us to this day. For several weeks I found myself unable to lift a keyboard to continue on my writing tasks. In fact, I could barely operate at any kind of level. I was aware of this, annoyed by this, but also aware that trauma and grief on any level needs to be worked through and given time. Sometimes the world does have to stop.
Now that I’m back into a little writing, and have returned to work on characterisation efforts, I have some resources to share. Understanding a little applied psychology for any character development is always helpful, and thankfully we have some good resources out there.
Over on my tumblr blog I just put up a post linking to resources I’m collating as NaNoWriMo helper posts – these come in two categories – the #NaNoPrep posts of October (which I’m still discovering); and the current #NaNoPeptalk posts being published.
I am taking any of these as I find them and reblogging or linking to them every day over November. To save you the time, here are the direct links to the tag searches, which will give you an index page of all these posts. You may find them useful for times when you get stuck.
If you’re revising / self-editing in March (sticks hand up, looks around…) there are a couple of links for you –
I’m a little busy right now, and recently promised myself that I would spend less time attending to blog writing, more time actual writing.
But I wanted to post something other than another tech post this week. So here are some random reads – links to posts I found of interest over the last few days. Relevant to writers.
I read several writing magazines, mostly in electronic form as the imported magazines available in Aussie new stands are very expensive. I've always been a subscriber of the two U.K. Magazines – Writer's Forum and Writing Magazine, but until now the editions went by without an easy method of referring back to articles.
Joanne Phillips is a British author, who also loves indexing. From her website, she's provided a PDF index of Writing Magazine, 2012 and 2011. Those direct links will open the PDFs for you. Also take time to check out Joanne's series on Self-Publishing, it's a major resource.
Another round of links from the last week.
That’s two weeks in a row, possibly a record. Some of these links are older, but still doing the social media rounds.
I post links to interesting blog posts and information for writers on an almost daily basis. Those tweets (cross-posted to my Facebook page) will appear in the Tweet summary in the footer of this website (and in my twitter stream) but I’m going to post a list of my favourites here again as some linky love.
Yep, doing okay. My goals of revising Blue Popcorn, my work from NaNoWriMo last year are being tasked out. I can’t say that I’m doing that work five days a week, there remain many distractions – the most prevalent being the 46 degree heat we went through on Friday here in Sydney. You can’t think, let alone work in that.
It’s seasonal roundup time. Here’s a list of my top by popularity posts here at Hunter’s Writings. I don’t have whiz-bang analytics going, so this is based on noticing what has been happening on the dashboard here, which I notice about once a month, if that. (Yeah, I’m rubbish at stats).