lunch hour links for writers – week of 7/27/09

There were so many this week, I broke them down into categories for you! Nibbles and bites, you decide and enjoy.


Writers’ Digest Best Tweets For Writers Week Ending 7/24/09. Too many great links, several on the dreaded query letter!

Do you use flashbacks in your novel? If you do, you might be interested in this article, Well-Written Flashbacks Mimic Create False Memories by Susan K. Perry, PhD. Dr. Perry details ways you can weave flashbacks into a character’s memories naturally.

Plot protagonist secrets are divulged at Writers’ Digest! See these two informative posts both by Jane Friedman:

How To Prevent Reader Boredom In Your Novel (Plot Protagonist Secret #1)

Does Your Novel Fall Victim to the Protagonist/Goal Switcheroo? (Plot-Protagonist Secret #2)

I absolutely love this article by Elizabeth Spann Craig, What Fairy Tales Have Taught Me About Writing. She gives excellent advice for anyone’s novel.

The three-act novel structure is discussed in two posts at Edittorrent: Initiating Event – Response and Ending After the Climax (stop giggling – we were talking about the story’s climax).


Participles, dialogue tags and thought tags by Theresa at Edittorrent in her post My Radar Works Fine, TYVM.

How should my novel be formatted? Karen Reddick tells you in her post: Helpful Tips for Formatting Your Manuscript.


Go to How To Get Your Book Published for some really great links to tips on several things that we’ve been discussing here at helluo librorum including doing research, the synopsis, and how to successfully pitch your novel.

Andy Shackcloth presents some interesting proofreading techniques in his post Proofreading Your Manuscript.

Just for fun, read Are you driven by pace or emotion? posted by Brian.

On the theme of memories, Lynda Gail Afano talks about her experience in Egypt in her post My Daily Word – Memories.

Jennifer Neri talks about researching for your novel in her post Along the Way Inbetween and at the End. She wants to know how do you do your research? Go visit her and add to the comments!

Say what! Bill Gates reads things that aren’t on the Internet! Could this be a veiled reference to b-b-b-b-books? Sorry, couldn’t resist.


Stop in and say hi to a couple of new blogs in my sidebar links. Under Dark Fantasy/Horror, I’ve added Suzanne Palimieri, who also writes horror! We dark fantasy/horror chics need to stick together. Suzanne hosted a flash writing contest that I found out about through Twitter. I dashed off a short story, “Edda,” and sent her in, and while I didn’t win, I met a lot of nice folks, Suzanne included. Stop by and say hi!

Under Writers’ Chronicles, I have placed a new blog by Twitter friend, @BrLawrence, and you can see his musings and stories at Jordanfel’s Blog.

Established authors who have been added to the links are Robert Dunbar (under Dark Fantasy/Horror) and Ursula K. LeGuin (under Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers). Visit their blogs for news and information.

That’s it for this week! I’ll be back next week with whatever I can cull from my lunch hour meanderings. Have a great week!

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5 Responses to lunch hour links for writers – week of 7/27/09

  1. jenniferneri says:

    wow – it really is a wonderful week! Thank you!

  2. lawrenceez says:

    This looks excellent! I don’t know where to begin. Perhaps with Dr Perry’s article on flashbacks.

  3. lawrenceez says:

    Some of them are a bit worrying though, especially the blog about getting published. It looks like I have a huge battle on my hands.

    • Teresa says:

      Write the best novel you possibly can and go for it. You’ve got nothing to lose by trying, because while good writing will get your foot in the door, luck may usher you through. 😉

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