Thursday, June 01, 2006

Linktopia, blast off edition

Surfing the best of the writers' blogs so you don't have to.

Piggybacking on Therese's post below about interviewing your characters, this week we'll be concentrating on links that will help your creativity go into overdrive for the long hot summer ahead.

The website Vision: A resource for writers has updated for May/June and has a ton of goodies for you to sift through. My favorite mini-feature is "Four Ways to bring Settings to Life."

Scriptorium is also updated for May/June, and features a good article about writing a fast first draft. It doesn't work for me, but others swear by it.

Mike Barker's Writers' Exercises offers 281 ways to get your juices flowing. I'm partial to the Handsel and Gretel exercise.

More after the jump

When writer's block hits, a better way to waste time creatively online is via Magnetic Poetry. This thing is endlessly addicting for the wordsmith. You'll never play Minesweep again.

Via Soul Food Cafe comes a good article about Fear and Creativity. Who among us hasn't sweated grapeshot over a tricky scene that arose from taking risks? This article tells us how to move past the fear and do it anyway.

Are you good and inspired? Onto linky goodness:

Ghost Word has a good post about ongoing fuss generated by the NYTBR Best 25 (ht Fresh Eyes Now) . . . . Written Nerd on the continuing fallout from BEA . . . Cavan has proven himself a rennaisance man by writing, starting his own POD, and now film making. We look forward to Part Two of the Adventures of Caven in the blogosphere (ht Melly) . . . at Murder She Writes, guest blogger J. Carson Black offers nine writing tips he's learned over his years of writing fiction . . .

And that's all she wrote, folks (oh, stop groaning). Write on!


Blogger Therese Walsh said...

And that's all she wrote, folks (oh, stop groaning).

I think I'm rubbing off on you. :)

9:47 AM  
Blogger Kathleen Bolton said...


10:22 AM  
Blogger Nienke Hinton said...

Great links guys! Thx. J. Carson Black's tips are especially timely for me. Gonna go check out Vision now!

12:05 PM  
Blogger Tess said...

Thanks for the links, Kathleen :-)

1:54 PM  

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