November 28, 2010 07:18:01
Posted By John Poindexter
Thanksgiving is over and the shopping is done. The only one who did not get something was...
You guess it, me.
The hand is better and before long I will be able to type with both hands. Yea! Looking ahead, I have been plotting in my mind, keeps me awake until late at night, and reading about writing.
If you are going to be writing anything, you need to read about the topic and the subject of writing. There are some great blogs and articles out there on the Internet (and some bad ones) for you to learn different techniques about writing.
One I ran across today is write it sideways and her article called 23 (More) Websites that Make Your Writing Stronger. Some good points here and make sure you read Suzannah Windsor Freeman's first post about websites. http://tinyurl.com/2f94fdx
Wordplay: Helping writers become authors is another one of my favorites.http://tinyurl.com/rbfh86
If you want to read an honest viewpoint on various topics that affect and encourage authors, then go to Chuck Wendig's website terribleminds and read his posts. Beware he tells it like it is and may not be suited for the faint at heart or small children. It pulls no punches and tells it like it is. Even if you don't like to see some language used, you will learn a lot from his writings. http://tinyurl.com/2dobad4
The Peevish Penman Magazine is another site with writing tips that will enlighten you. http://tinyurl.com/2bstz65 From their site, "Our mission is to encourage and support new writers and to have fun doing so." What can I say it is great!
And of course, I can't forget to mention my friend Roz Morris. Her book Nail Your Novel is one of the best I have read all year. It is available on amazon.com. You can learn quite a good bit about writing in this little book. Also on her website are great tips every week and again like the rest of them, you must go back and read the past installments. Check out her site at http://tinyurl.com/2bausms
Have a great week.