Wednesday, April 23, 2014

T is for Twitter: 5 Great Writing Resources

I don't know how writers existed before Twitter. Besides being an amazing way to procrastinate when I'm panicking about a deadline, Twitter has opened up countless new opportunities for me (Tess in Boots was contracted as a result of a Twitter pitch party, for instance) and has helped me become a better writer in general.

Today, I've compiled a list of five great writing resources I found while searching the #writingtips hashtag:

1. Pixar's 22 Rules of Storytelling--Visualized - This one is especially poignant: "Trying for theme is important, but you won't see what the story is actually about until you're at the end of it. Now rewrite." (Thanks  for tweeting.)

2. 30 things every writer must do before they turn 30 - Number one made me laugh, but it's so true! Take a look. (Thanks for tweeting.)

3. The moral of the story is... - This is a nice piece on remembering the importance of theme in your writing. (Thanks   for tweeting.)

4. Getting to the Heart of Character Development - This author shares an interesting method for writing believable characters. (Thanks for tweeting.)

5. 7 Ways to Create Conflict in Your Novel - If you're plotting, this is a great resource of ideas for developing conflict. (Thanks @DeeLeone3 for tweeting.)

Happy reading (and writing)!

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  1. Such awesome topics! Thanks for sharing - linking up for A to Z ;)

  2. Hmm... some interesting thoughts here. I think the '30 things...' list is a little condescending myself.