July 10, 2009

Links: Organizing, Creating, and Marketing

So, here I am, twiddling my thumbs as I wait to add to my manuscript. I understand why I need a break from it before diving in again, but sometimes it's hard! So, to occupy my time, I've been searching for good resources and advice from the pros. Here's what I have so far:

The number one link I think I can ever give you is :
How to Start a Novel
Read it, explore the links, and explore the side bar for more articles. This site covers everything.

Plotting Under Pressure
How to Write a Novel Using the Snowflake Method
- this provides an excellent checklist that an agent (or intern at an agency) will go through to see if they should take you on as a client. Very helpful.

One Word - a 60 second writing exercise
Deeper People: Putting Yourself into Your Characters
Pacing Scenes
How to Write the Perfect Scene

How to Finish a Novel
5 Evergreen Editing Tips - When you're done with your manuscript and think it's ready for submission, make sure you've gone over this checklist before you do.

Advanced Fiction Writing E-Zine
How to Query an Agent
When Reading Submissions

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