Friday, September 23, 2016

Seven Writing Links -- Volume 141

Sigh....  Another week come and gone.  

Progress on my current chapter has been slow.  I already know what happens during the scene, but deciding when everything happens is causing me all sorts of problems.  I know I'll eventually get it all sorted out, but right now it's darned frustrating.

What I need is a large block of uninterrupted time to untangle this mess, and this weekend may be just the ticket. Wish me luck.

Have a great weekend and enjoy the links!



Indie Choices: To Pen Name or Not to Pen Name

Perks and Pitfalls of Twitter Pitches

Creating a Three Dimensional Character

What Makes Fantasy Epic?

Book Readers Live Longer

The Secret to Writing Dynamic Characters: It’s Always Their Fault


  1. Lock the door and don't let anyone in until the mess is untangled.

  2. Hope you get it all figured out. The when had me stalled out on one of my chapters. I sat and fiddled, copied and pasted, moved chunks around, scrapped paragraphs, and finally decided to forego the confrontation between two characters all together. I hope you have better luck than me!

  3. I had a scene once that was impossible. I knew what needed to happen and I'd turned it every which way, and then I sort of had a realization that I was going for the wrong emotion. Once I had that figured out, it came much more easily. Sometimes it's not the mechanics, it's the perspective, or some other underlying issue.

  4. I liked the "Book Readers Live Longer" post. Not sure if the science is there 100%, but I'll take any excuse to justify more reading time in my day.

  5. Take a step back. When you're not thinking of it so much, the solution for when the things need to happen will come to you.

    I checked out the first link for romance books. :)

  6. Here's to a few sleepless nights while your get those plot points in order. Call me at 2am. I'm in a similar pickle.

  7. Thanks for the links and Good! Luck! I hope you don't need it. :-)

    Anna from elements of emaginette

  8. Good link on the difference between Fantasy and Epic fantasy. I think I finally got it.

  9. Great links. I have a lot of reading ahead of me. Good luck with finding that uninterrupted writing time.

  10. I completely understand. Do you know how many books I've rearranged plot wise? Whew! The last one alone...


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