Monday, December 29, 2014

The Top Five: Best Writing-Related Articles from December 22-26

5. "How to Be More Productive" on Women Writers, Women's Books (Carrie Ferguson)

Link: http://bit.ly/1H4FKBZ

What do giving birth and being creative have in common? Check out this insightful post to find out!

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4. "Ten Ways to Get Writing" on Women Writers, Women's Books (Hazel Gaynor)

Link: http://bit.ly/1eAQN9m

Down-to-earth tips and wisdom for how to actually get words on a page, which is, when you think about it, the only real way to accomplish this thing called writing. Which methods do you prefer? What others not listed work for you?

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3. "Author Feature: C. S. Boyack" on Nicholas C. Rossis

Link: http://bit.ly/1wt2wLu

An interview with a truly unique author: Boyack, of the recently released The Cock of the South, talks creativity, inspiration, and the writing process.

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2. "12 Tips for Writing Good Book Reviews" on Women Writers, Women's Books (Stella Atrium)

Link: http://bit.ly/1dh8TiC

Six to one, half-dozen the other ... Atrium provides six "do" and six "don't" guidelines for how to write a good book review, one that will express your stance on the work without getting too verbose or sounding petty. What do you look for in a good book review?

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1. "Writing the Unlikable Character (And Why You Should)" on Writer's Digest There Are No Rules (Adrienne Crezo)

Link: http://bit.ly/1xXoDR1

Writer's Digest is the unchallenged expert in the writing industry, and I never fail to find applicable wisdom. Today's topic: why all-good or even mostly-good characters eventually bore the reader, and how to write an unlikable character that will captivate even the greatest skeptic.

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What did you like most from last week's lineup? What was most applicable to you where you are? What would you like to see featured more often?

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