May 15, 2010

Writing Technique: Lists of Helpful Tips and Word Usage

Continuing on with Writing Technique. Most of these links are self explanatory so we'll get right into it... ready? Okay.

30 One-minute Tips for Strengthening Your Novel, courtesy of Darcy Pattison.
51 Over-Used Adverbs, Nouns, and Cliches in Writing by Laurie Pawlik-Kienlen
And a list of Plague Words to avoid
Joanna Young tells writers How to Write Like Hemmingway (hint: cut out all the useless parts)
And Anita Nolan lists Ways to End a Scene (which works hand-in-hand with Thursday's post) :)
Why You Shouldn't Use Adverbs and Adjectives (Often)

I'll have to give everything else on Tuesday. It covers editing, scenes, and getting down to the bare bones.


Susan Helene Gottfried said...

Hmm. Maybe I ought to plunder these and come up with ideas for a conference panel of my own... (is it my own if part of it is plundered?)

Unknown said...

It's like what we were talking about at breakfast with Esaias. Write it down, put it in your own voice. Then it's yours ;)

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