I've found myself scanning through lots of writing blog posts lately. Every now and then I'll trawl through a bunch of blogs at once, following links here and there, and thinking to myself, "Self, there's a lot of great information out here. It's a shame that sometimes it's so hard to find!" So, in the spirit of sharing some writing knowledge, I'm going to use this post to kick off a new series that I'm oh-so-cleverly calling Writing Around the Web.
In this and in other fine installments, I hope to highlight some of the best writing-related blog posts I've come across in my online wanderings. Read, learn, and enjoy!
If you, like me, had no idea how to pitch an article (as opposed to a piece of prose) to a publication, this post is for you. It's even got a handy reference letter for you to study before you start writing.
I had never heard of this fantastic podcast until we got a shout-out from them in their June 1st episode. Even though it's ostensibly about Sci-Fi publishing, each episode is chock full of handy all-purpose publishing tips that everyone can learn from. Check it out!
This blog hasn't been updated in almost a year, but it's still got some gems. Read this post for a great laugh (unless you've used one of these analogies before, in which case we can't help you).
This is a great post on what really matters in dialog. While it's for non-fiction, some of this advice can still be applied to fiction as well--particularly points 1 and 3. Keep this post in mind when you're writing and your dialog will be diamond-sharp in no time.
That's it for this installment! Happy Tuesday, and keep writing!