After a long, busy week, Friday is here. But if you’re anything like me, the weekend is when the real work gets done. And for those of you doing NaNoWriMo, I’m sure it’s double that 🙂 Here is another edition of Five Links Friday. Give ’em a read and enjoy the day.
1. We’re told over and over in entry-level writing classes to”write what you know.” But how in the world do you go about Writing What You Know, When There’s No Way to “Know” It? This post from Selah Janel at MythicScribes has some great advice on that.
2. Want some positive and encouraging quotes about writing? Here are 60 Affirmations for Writers, Authors, and Poets from Ray Davis at TheAffirmationSpot.
3. One of the reasons I (temporarily) abandoned the second novel I was working on was that the villain was way to one-dimensional. I think that’s a problem for a lot us. Will Van Stone Jr has an article worth a read at Kate Tilton’s Author Services: Beyond Good & Evil: The Remaking of Heroes & Villains
4. And while on the topic of characters, a little pre-planning can go a long way, but according to Jack Strandburg, Don’t Overkill Your Character (Profile).
5. Finally, as winter approaches, we all get a little less active. Kate Krake at The Write Turn is here to remind us that Stillness is the New Smoking (and not just for writers) and how important is it to move.
And that will do it for the week. I’ll be signing books at the Columbus Public Library tomorrow (11/12/16), so if you happen to be in Nebraska, stop by sometime between 2-5 and say hi. Otherwise, thanks for reading and have a great weekend!
These were the best writing links I found this week. What were yours? Leave a comment and let us know!