Thursday, April 16, 2009
Happy Friday all! Here's some cool links I've been saving just for today.
First, a very cool article called Creating Characters That Jump Off The Page by Robert Gregory Brown. I love this.
Also his article How Not To Write On The Nose. He's got some really good ones so when you have a chance, browse his site.
For those of you who love a challenge, check out the Dynamic Dialogue Contest over at Reading Writers. They have a quarterly contest that's free to enter, with a nice prize. This one is going to be a serious challenge:-) (I sent in a story for their "mirror as a character" prompt. Winners will be announced May 5th so I'm eagerly waiting.)
Joe Moore from The Kill Zone posted a very, very cool link for Research Sites. He's got some great resources and if you aren't reading The Kill Zone, you should be.
And check out The Plot Whisperer. I haven't had a chance to look around completely but I plan to soon.
Don't forget the Pen To Press Retreat next May in New Orleans. This is going to be such fun...and LOTS of work. But I totally believe it'll be worth it. I've already applied, been accepted and I'm so excited about being able to attend.
Lastly, we need this now more than ever. I found this Jenny Crusie article called Rats With Islands a while back. I think you'll find it seriously interesting.
Enjoy and have a great weekend!