Happy Friday everybody! April is coming to a close and I am SO far behind on the writing goals I’ve set for the last couple of months, but one can expect that with a new baby in the house. Anyhow, lot’s of good things are on the horizon and everything will get back on track. Here are Five Links for you to read over the weekend. Have a great one!
1. Kara Cochran, editor of Rathalla Review has a post at The Review Review titled Ten Things I Look For When Selecting Submissions. Lots to learn there, so give it a click.
2. Tension is necessary to help make the conflict of the story more dramatic. This post by John Briggs at Ryan Lanz’s site gives some tips on Adding Tension to Your Story.
3. Never Open a Book with the Weather… This is a short post from Aerogramme Writers’ Studio with ten awesome tips from Elmore Leonard.
4. Here’s a great post from last month by K.M. Weiland with 8 1/2 Tips for How to Write Opening and Closing Lines Readers Will Love to Quote.
5. Let’s end with a post by AJ Watt looking at character motivations. A character with no clear motivations will come off as flat and be difficult to relate to.
That does it for another week. If you happen to be in the area, be sure to stop by Red Path Gallery & Tasting Room in Seward, NE Sunday afternoon. I’ll be doing a little talk and signing. Hope to see you there. Otherwise, have a great weekend and keep writing!
Have any writing links you would like to share! Leave them in the comments section.