- Mary Kole's post on how to convey character through interiority rather than resorting to physical cliches is amazing and helped me to understand why I had a hard time connecting to characters in certain works.
- Ken Scholes at Genereality gives some tips to pre-plan and draft a first novel — much-needed advice for me!
- Janice Hardy's posts on plotting are so helpful — she's really great at breaking down the key elements of plot, and my inner structure/outline nerd totally loves it.
- Kristen Lamb concludes her series on antagonists with a post on the importance of scene antagonists and how they push the protagonist to change.
- Alexandra Sokoloff writes about the powerful technique of using visual imagery systems to convey theme, using films as examples so you can "see" her points in action.
- Juliette Wade does it again with another thought-provoking post on using idioms and metaphors to flesh out a culture. I adore all her worldbuilding posts!
- Given how late I've been with posts lately, Biljana Likic's post at Let the Words Flow on how to deal with missing deadlines is extremely timely.
- In addition to great posts on anthropology and linguistics, Juliette Wade also provides some helpful tips on how to find time to write — I must say I'm definitely guilty of letting myself be distracted.
- I cannot believe I am giving Chuck Wendig a section to himself. I admit that when I first came across his blog I was a bit put off by his liberal use of profanity, but the content of his posts is pure awesomeness. Check out these posts on how to tell if you're a writer, 25 important things about storytelling, 25 things to know about character, and when to give up writing, and you'll see how amazing he is.
Hope you enjoy the links! If you haven't yet, please take a look at my novel-writing game plan and let me know if you have any tips for me. Thanks!