Lacking inspiration of my own these days, it seems I am busily borrowing from other bloggers who don’t suffer from the same issue. I just stumbled across this site (thank you Twitter), and read the first quote, saying to myself, “yeah, totally. I love that.” Then I read the next, and was thinking, “oh, absolutely. That’s perfect.” And then I just went on down the page and realized that borrowing one to post here would be impossible because I simply cannot choose. So instead, I offer you the fabulous blog “AdvicetoWriters“. Go forth and be advised.
Not sure what y’all are up to on December 4th at 1pm… I’ll be at work, unfortunately. If you are so lucky as to be free, why not take a great seminar for FREE? Register here for James Scott Bell’s workshop on revising your first draft, editing dialogue and more. I’ve been lucky enough to take a workshop with Bell, and he’s very helpful. If you ever feel like you’re just slogging along, buried in the muck, he can help make novel-writing feel more like a clear process.
Here’s the description:
*How to approach the first read-through
*Shorthand editing marks
*What to do about common problem areas
*How to revise the opening
*Tips for revising dialogue
*Integrating theme during revision
*The final polish
Whip your manuscript into shape with NOVEL REVISION: CRAFT A STORY READERS CAN’T PUT DOWN.
ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR
James Scott Bell is the author of PLOT & STRUCTURE and numerous thrillers, including DECIEVED, TRY DYING AND WATCH YOUR BACK. He served as the fiction columnist for Writer’s Digest magazine and has written other popular craft books for Writer’s Digest Books, including: THE ART OF WAR FOR WRITERS, CONFLICT & SUSPENSE, and REVISION & SELF-EDITING FOR PUBLICATION, SECOND EDITION. Jim taught writing at Pepperdine University and at numerous writing conferences in the United States, Canada, and Great Britain.