July 25, 2014

The Week in Writing: My Favorite Posts & Tips 7/25/14

If you want to become a better writer, you have to write. But you also have to read. One of the things I love to read about is the craft of writing — advice, tips, and techniques from other writers.

Take a look at what I was reading this week & a few other things that inspired me:

Articles & Posts:

26 Tips to Keep Readers Reading

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7 Ways to Finish Difficult Writing Projects

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Captain America’s 10-Step Guide to the Likable Hero

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Books for Writers:

The Midnight Disease: The Drive to Write, Writer’s Block, & the Creative Brain by Alice W. Flaherty

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**See more Books for Writers here

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July 22, 2014

What’s on My Inspiration Board? #25

I started out in college as a fine arts major. Even though I ultimately ended up being a writer, I still see the world in pictures.

When I’m building a new story, images allow me to physically see the characters and the places the way I visualize them in my mind. Inspiration boards are also a great way to get the feel for the mood of the book, or a particular scene.

I have four cork boards (24×36) for the Legion Series. Here’s a look at some of the images that inspired me this week.

Inspiration Draft

If you missed What’s on My Inspiration Board #24, you can see it HERE.

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July 18, 2014

The Week in Writing: My Favorite Posts & Tips 7/18/14

If you want to become a better writer, you have to write. But you also have to read. One of the things I love to read about is the craft of writing — advice, tips, and techniques from other writers.

Take a look at what I was reading this week & a few other things that inspired me:

Articles & Posts:

5 Steps to Dazzling Minor Characters

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5 Tips on How to Keep a Writing Schedule

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Scientists Find Secret to Writing a Bestselling Novel

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**See more Writing Tips, Tricks, & Tools here

Books for Writers:

Creative Confidence: Unleashing the Creative Potential within Us All by Tom Kelley & David Kelley

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**See more Books for Writers here

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