Anyway, some updates from me:
First, check out the gorgeous new blog button in the side bar! It was designed by the incredibly talented Carrie Butler, and I won it for following the directions for her giveaway. :) You can see the other buttons she made by clicking over to this blog post.
New meme on my Awards and Memes page: The Ten Random Facts Meme, which was passed to me by the awesome and hilarious Alz at A Nudge in the Right Direction.
Carrie also tagged me with the 7x7 Link Award (thanks Carrie!) which I'll get to once I have more posts in my archives. Maybe I'll do it for some sort of blogging milestone?
Ok, on to the links!
- Love these helpful posts by author Patricia C. Wrede on how to write narrative summary and telling details effectively
- Agent Mary Kole at Kidlit talks about how to avoid overwriting
- Shannon Donnelly at Book View Cafe wrote an article how to develop writing muscles. I'm terrible at consistency and discipline so this is just what I needed!
- Victoria Mixon gives four tricks to improve your fiction, focusing on what makes a great protagonist.
- K.M. Weiland lists ten traits of a likable hero, based on Captain America
- I adore Juliette Wade's thought-provoking posts on worldbuilding. Here are her thoughts on cultural expectations about food and on psychogeography
- Shannon Whitney Messenger wrote an amazing post about her writing journey. I love posts like this, and always wonder what mine will look like
- Go check out Alz and Krispy's post on love triangles! Alz's illustrations are awesome, and she makes a lot of great points. Sarah Enni also has a love triangle post about when the best choice is none.
- A great article I found through YA Highway: this post on Feministe about the importance of casting in breaking racial stereotypes. I think this is important to consider when writers cast their characters, too.
- I stumbled on Erin Morgenstern's blog the other day and fell in love with her flax-golden tales. I totally want to read The Night Circus now!
Enjoy your weekend, everyone!