Sunday, June 12, 2011

Inky Linky Love 06.11.2011

Two weeks ago I said I wouldn't overwhelm you with two weeks' worth of links at once... well. Looks like it's inevitable this time, though I did try to cut down the number of links to a reasonable amount.

  • 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.


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!


  1. BAhahahaha, you gave Wendig a category to himself... too funny. Yeah, and his profanity kind of put me off too.

  2. Haha believe me, I went through a lot of internal struggle on that one...
    but in the end, the great content won out. :P

  3. Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! for giving us all these links!  I can't wait to read them all! How wonderful of you to find them and share them with us! 

  4. Haha I didn't expect anyone to get so excited. :P

    Thanks, Brenda! :D

  5. Thanks for stopping by! I featured one of your posts in last week's link
    roundup. Love your blog. :)

  6. you should write a post on what you're looking for when you click around on blogs and how you found all these links! how much time do you spend looking through these?? haha

  7. lol well i just read everything in google reader and star the ones i like...
    so i don't really click around on blogs and stuff. no idea how much time it
    takes. i basically go to google reader whenever i want something to read lol