Friday, August 28, 2015

Seven Writing Links -- Volume 91

The family and I flew down to Missouri this week to visit my mom, and we stopped in St. Louis to take the tram up to the top of the Arch.  It's a pretty amazing view up there, but what really gets me is how thin and narrow the arch feels when you're at the top looking down.  You get the feeling any sort of strong breeze might be enough to tip it over.  Shudders.

Hope you all had an exciting week too.  Enjoy the links.


Fueling the Muse—How to Mentally Prepare for “The Novel”

How Writers Can Seek and Destroy Banal and Obvious Dialog

Cheap Villain Killin’

Kill Your Darlings—Unless You Can Give Them Goals

Book Covers – Speaking the Language of Color

#TenThingsNotToSayToAWriter: An Etiquette Lesson

How to Use Twitter to Find and Engage Book Reviewers


  1. I imagine that would be a scary feeling.

    1. Apparently, they make everyone leave if the top rocks more than two inches in a heavy wind. Can't imagine what it would be like if a sudden storm came up. Shudders.

  2. I've missed that journey both times I've passed through St. Louis. I love road trips so I may make the trip again.