Here’s a site worth reading – an agent’s blog

http://righthandofdarkness.tumblr.com/

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YA Novel contest for everyone

Here’s a YA novel writing contest to consider from Writer’s Digest:

http://tinyurl.com/nz6n2p8

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Free book on Kindle

Two days only!

Rick, Renee and the Fat Man – free kindle down load.  Here’s the link:

http://www.amazon.com/Rick-Renee-Fat-Man-laughs-ebook/dp/B00KA0BGAI/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1444970950&sr=1-1&keywords=rick+renee+and+the+fat+man

 

 

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This is a great list of advice from famous writers.

You really have to read this – writers tips on writing:
http://thoughtcatalog.com/cody-delistraty/2013/09/21-harsh-but-eye-opening-writing-tips-from-great-authors/

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Funds for writers

Just what the title says. Funds for writers.

Check out this awesome site:

http://fundsforwriters.com/

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Nasty words

I have compiled a list of words that (I believe) should be eliminated or replaced in a creative manuscript. Of course there are exceptions to any rule but here is my list of – nasty words.

Very, almost, of course, involve, just, really, quite, sort of, walk, saw, seem, instantly, suddenly, briefly, good, bad, nice, went, came, moreover, a lot, alright , probably, ly words, ion words, is, are, was, were, be, been, being, make, made, involved, provide, provided that, walk, look, heard, thought, ing words, seemed as, got, get.

Most of these words can be replaced with more descriptive verbs. You can make an online search and there are about 30 alternatives for the verb “walk.”

Another nasty word is “had”, like in “he had run” – “he ran” is the suggested way

The great thing about writing is you can write whatever you want and ignore my suggestion. However, my experience proved to me that when others make suggestions it is a good idea to listen.

This list is not mine but came from more than one source.

 

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Rewriting, the path to a great story

The first draft is tough. Plotting, conflict, character development and endings all present a daunting challenge.
Now the rewrite. Here is where the real inspiration comes in. It takes courage to cut superfluous and redundant dialogue as the word count shrinks. It takes stepping back and visualizing that scene. What’s that on the floor? Whose eye twitches and how about that crow sitting on a fence hovering over a grave.
Smells – hot apple pie mixed with… what is that scent? Manure? Body odor? Perfume?  There’s a torn cuff, an odd cut on her cheek and a warm wind from the south that create the mood, the character and the reader’s experience through words.
So often we fall in love with what we’ve written, more likely they trigger our internal visual of everything that is happening. Often on further examination, we see it in our mind, but it isn’t always written on the page.
Tucking descriptions between paragraphs, thoughts between dialogue, small actions among the large, rewrites are the path to molding a great story.

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3by3 Writing Method for Novels

It’s not easy to plan a book. This little gem helps you define your story BEFORE you start the process of writing.

Take a look. It’s a fill-in-the-blank book that will jump start your book!

cover of 3by3 writing book 1http://www.amazon.com/3by3-Writing-Method-Finish-Workbook-ebook/dp/B00C89OQ9W/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1444189072&sr=1-1&keywords=kindle+steven+e+browne

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