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Beginnings
Characterization
Dialogue
Ebooks
Editing
Humor
Marketing
Inspiration and Creativity
Plotting
POV
Productivity
Publishing Industry
Research
Self-Publishing
Social Media
Titles
Worldbuilding
Writing Business
Writing Craft
Writing Exercises


Beginnings

Confessions of a Slush Reader: Why Should I Care?: https://www.shimmerzine.com/2011/03/16/confessions-of-a-slush-reader-why-should-i-care/

Getting Started [motivation, beginnings]: http://haikujaguar.livejournal.com/1347832.html

8 Ways to Write a 5-Star Chapter One [writing craft, beginnings]: http://www.writersdigest.com/whats-new/8-ways-to-write-a-5-star-chapter-one

How Writing a Good Hook is Like Running a Good Con: http://nataliesee.livejournal.com/176548.html

Where agents stop reading: http://writerunboxed.com/2011/08/09/surviving-the-literary-gong-show-2/


Characterization

One weird trick that makes a novel addictive: http://jezebel.com/one-weird-trick-that-makes-a-novel-addictive-1757781864

17 psychological tricks to make others like you (or a character) immediately: http://www.businessinsider.com/how-to-make-people-like-you-2016-4/#-1

5 Ways to Get Into Character: http://www.writersdigest.com/editor-blogs/guide-to-literary-agents/5-ways-get-character

How Do We Talk About Strong Female Characters: http://www.tor.com/2015/06/16/how-do-we-talk-about-strong-female-characters

How to Write a Dysfunctional Relationship: http://cloudscudding.livejournal.com/1115046.html

4th Street Fantasy notes on "Heroine's Journey": http://cloudscudding.livejournal.com/1109772.html

4th Street Fantasy notes on "Idiom, Character, and Worldbuilding" [worldbuilding, characterization]: http://cloudscudding.livejournal.com/1109772.html

4th Street Fantasy notes on "But That's a Different Panel: Swearing" [worldbuilding, characterization]: http://cloudscudding.livejournal.com/1110471.html

I Hate Strong Female Characters: http://www.newstatesman.com/culture/2013/08/i-hate-strong-female-characters

Genograms: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Genogram and http://barrylittmft.com.p12.hostingprod.com/yahoo_site_admin/assets/docs/Genogram_Instructions.306150702.pdf

Archetypes: Character Archetypes and The Archetypes

Making humanoid monsters non-human [worldbuilding, characterization]: http://forum.rpg.net/showthread.php?613084-LotFP-IWI-concoct-house-rules-magic-items-and-monsters&s=d7fc69d231ae2023fa8d83ce1873d282&p=15209665#post15209665

Writing characters: Steal This List

Great character descriptions from science fiction and fantasy books: http://io9.com/5823291/great-character-descriptions-from-science-fiction-and-fantasy-books


Dialogue

Rewriting the 7 Rules of Dialogue: http://www.writersdigest.com/online-editor/rewriting-the-7-rules-of-dialogue

Are these really words?: http://www.merriam-webster.com/words-at-play/are-these-really-words-%28yes%29/worser

Learn how to write dialogue from the movies [dialogue, writing exercise]: http://www.writersdigest.com/editor-blogs/there-are-no-rules/how-to-write-effective-dialogue


Ebooks

Miscellaneous Notes on Ebook Publishing [self-publishing, ebooks]: http://cloudscudding.livejournal.com/1115327.html

How To Make Money on Ebooks [self-publishing, ebooks]: http://jakonrath.blogspot.com/2010/07/how-to-make-money-on-ebooks.html

Hard numbers and analysis of ebook sales [writing business, ebooks, self-publishing]: http://blog.smashwords.com/2013/05/new-smashwords-survey-helps-authors.html

"Promoting Ebooks with KDP Select" [marketing, ebooks, self-publishing]: http://ruthnestvold.wordpress.com/2012/03/04/promoting-ebooks-with-kdp-select/

"My Amazon KDP Select Free Experience" [marketing, ebooks, self-publishing]: http://mayalassiter.com/2012/03/my-amazon-kdp-select-free-experience-or-how-i-gave-away-8500-books/


Editing

Confessions of a Slush Reader: Why Should I Care?: https://www.shimmerzine.com/2011/03/16/confessions-of-a-slush-reader-why-should-i-care/

Robyn Bennis on the Uselessness of Writing Advice: http://alexbledsoe.com/2017/04/10/guest-post-robyn-bennis-on-the-uselessness-of-writing-advice/

BetaBooks, a tool to help organize critique feedback on books: https://www.betabooks.co/

7 Ways to Fix a Messy Manuscript: http://www.writersdigest.com/editor-blogs/guide-to-literary-agents/7-ways-to-fix-a-messy-manuscript?et_mid=798217&rid=239125697

The vehicle of language: http://laphamsquarterly.org/travel/vehicle-language

Suffixes: http://www.grammarunderground.com/suffixes-how-to-know-whether-its-systemwide-or-system-wide.html

4th Street Fantasy notes on the Writers Seminar: http://cloudscudding.livejournal.com/1108867.html

The Dyer of Lorbannery [plotting, editing]: http://papersky.livejournal.com/143157.html


Humor

Do Not Take Writing Advice From the Worst Muse: http://io9.com/do-not-take-writing-advice-from-the-worst-muse-1603438929

The Story Coaster: http://www.incidentalcomics.com/2013/07/the-story-coaster.html

Drinking and creativity: http://lifehacker.com/why-you-should-drink-beer-for-big-ideas-coffee-to-get-513262326

Case Study of an Author 13 Days Before Release of a Novel [humor]: http://jimhines.livejournal.com/644243.html

"Complaints Medieval Monks Scribbled in the Margins of Illuminated Manuscripts": http://www.brainpickings.org/index.php/2012/03/21/monk-complaints-manuscripts/

"25 Lies Writers Tell and Start to Believe" [humor, motivation]: http://terribleminds.com/ramble/2012/03/27/25-lies-writers-tell-and-start-to-believe/

"How to Revise Your Work and the Awesome Editing Symbols You Should Know": http://www.writersdigest.com/online-editor/how-to-revise-your-work-awesome-editing-symbols-you-should-know

A hilarious explanation of the differences between genres: http://kierstenwrites.blogspot.com/2011/08/rules-of-genre.html


Inspiration and Creativity

What Do I Write Next: The Squishy Side: http://www.marissalingen.com/blog/?p=1616

7 Tips for Self-Care for Nonprofit Staff: http://nonprofitwithballs.com/2013/08/7-tips-for-self-care-for-nonprofit-staff/

22 of the Best Single Sentences on Writing: http://litreactor.com/columns/22-of-the-best-single-sentences-on-writing

A Map to Get Out of Writer’s Block: http://nybookeditors.com/2013/03/a-map-to-get-out-of-writers-block/

#WhereIWrite: http://www.whereiwrite.tv/

StoryWonk podcast - Five Minutes: http://forum.storywonk.com/index.php?/topic/338-the-journeyman-writer-21-five-minutes/

Reviving Dead Stories: http://horrortree.com/story-worms-reviving-dead-stories/

Getting Started [motivation, beginnings]: http://haikujaguar.livejournal.com/1347832.html

What creative and productive writers do: www.writersdigest.com/online-editor/what-bestselling-writers-do-differently-than-everyone-else

9 Warning Signs of an Amateur Artist [motivation, writing business]: http://skinnyartist.com/9-warning-signs-of-an-amateur-artist/

The Method of Fun [motivation]: http://mrissa.livejournal.com/827683.html

"Your Taste is Why Your Own Work Disappoints You": http://kottke.org/11/04/your-taste-is-why-your-own-work-disappoints-you

"25 Lies Writers Tell and Start to Believe" [humor, motivation]: http://terribleminds.com/ramble/2012/03/27/25-lies-writers-tell-and-start-to-believe/

Persist! http://www.everydayfiction.com/flashfictionblog/the-art-of-cussed-persistence/


Marketing

The Easy Way to Use Data to Improve Your Book Sales: http://www.thecreativepenn.com/2017/04/19/easy-way-to-use-data-to-improve-your-book-sales/

11 Places to Find Free Pictures for Facebook: https://adespresso.com/academy/blog/15-places-find-amazing-free-pictures-for-facebook-ads/

Book Marketing: Using Amazon Ads to Grow a Book List: http://www.thecreativepenn.com/2017/03/02/amazon-ads/

10 Rookie Mistakes Increasing Your Unsubscribe Rate: https://sumome.com/stories/email-unsubscribe-rates

How to Get Your Book Sales Moving With Facebook Ads: http://www.thecreativepenn.com/2016/11/24/facebooks-ads-beginner/

Penny Reid's website, a great example of how to do an author newsletter sign-up page: http://pennyreid.ninja/newsletter/

Bookbub Promotion: Crunching the Numbers [self-publishing, marketing]: http://dankoboldt.com/bookbub-promotion-numbers/

225 Hashtags for Writers: http://publishedtodeath.blogspot.com/2015/04/225-hashtags-for-writers.html

4th Street Fantasy notes on the Writers Seminar: http://cloudscudding.livejournal.com/1108867.html

7 Secrets to Loving Book Promotion: http://mysterywritingismurder.blogspot.com/2013/06/7-secrets-to-loving-book-promotion-even.html

All about marketing, blogging, and social media [marketing, social media]: http://www.thecreativepenn.com/marketing/

How to Build or Improve Your Writer Platform in 30 Days [marketing, social media]: http://robertleebrewer.blogspot.com/2012/05/how-to-build-or-improve-your-writer.html

"Promoting Ebooks with KDP Select" [marketing, ebooks, self-publishing]: http://ruthnestvold.wordpress.com/2012/03/04/promoting-ebooks-with-kdp-select/

"My Amazon KDP Select Free Experience" [marketing, ebooks, self-publishing]: http://mayalassiter.com/2012/03/my-amazon-kdp-select-free-experience-or-how-i-gave-away-8500-books/

"Why You Should Be Writing Short Fiction": http://annerallen.blogspot.com/2012/04/why-you-should-be-writing-short-fiction.html

"What’s a Book Marketing Cheat Sheet?": http://writersweekly.com/the_latest_from_angelahoycom/007280_04042012.html

Book Marketing Ideas - everything but the kitchen sink! - http://www.authormedia.com/2012/01/16/89-book-marketing-ideas-that-will-change-your-life/

"Four Elements of a Great Book Signing": http://pimpmynovel.blogspot.com/2011/07/guest-post-four-elements-of-great-book.html


Plotting

The Four Stages of Writing - https://www.brainpickings.org/2013/04/05/malcolm-cowley-four-stages-of-writing-paris-review/

The Art of Thought - https://www.brainpickings.org/2013/08/28/the-art-of-thought-graham-wallas-stages/

How to Write What You Know - And Then Change the Story: http://www.writersdigest.com/online-editor/how-to-write-what-you-know-and-then-change-the-story

Spinning Old Into New - The Steps of Rewriting a Fairy Tale: http://www.diamondsandtoads.com/2011/09/spinning-old-into-new-steps-of.html

How to Create Awesome Scene Arcs That Surprise Readers: http://www.helpingwritersbecomeauthors.com/how-to-create-awesome-scene-arcs-that-surprise-readers/

Writing Excuses 11.03: Layering The Elemental Genres (podcast): http://www.writingexcuses.com/2016/01/17/11-03-layering-the-elemental-genres/

How to Improve Your Writing: Using Subplots and Subtext: http://www.writersdigest.com/online-editor/how-to-imrpove-your-writing-subplots-and-subtext

The story grid: http://www.storygrid.com/

Strong female characters and plot: http://io9.com/this-twitter-rant-might-change-how-you-think-about-fema-1686324225

Periodic Table of Storytelling: http://designthroughstorytelling.net/periodic/

The Significance of Plot Without Conflict: http://stilleatingoranges.tumblr.com/post/25153960313/the-significance-of-plot-without-conflict

Die Hard and Fairy Tales: http://www.tor.com/blogs/2014/02/die-hard-and-fairy-tales

Notes on Writing Short Stories (WorldCon)[writing craft]: http://cloudscudding.livejournal.com/1118703.html

Stories We’ve Seen Too Often: http://www.strangehorizons.com/guidelines/fiction-common.shtml

The Art of Retelling: http://www.aaronshep.com/storytelling/A62.html

Slush Frustration: http://ann-leckie.livejournal.com/191769.html

CONvergence notes on "Keeping Promises": http://cloudscudding.livejournal.com/1111975.html

4th Street Fantasy notes on "Intertextuality and Originality": http://cloudscudding.livejournal.com/1109490.html

4th Street Fantasy notes on "Building the Spear": http://cloudscudding.livejournal.com/1109772.html

4th Street Fantasy notes on "Fantasy of Discovery": http://cloudscudding.livejournal.com/1110263.html

4th Street Fantasy notes on "Narrative Conventions": http://cloudscudding.livejournal.com/1110263.html

4th Street Fantasy notes on "Journey's End": http://cloudscudding.livejournal.com/1110471.html

The Dyer of Lorbannery [plotting, editing]: http://papersky.livejournal.com/143157.html

How to Broaden Your Short Story's Scope: http://www.writersdigest.com/whats-new/how-to-broaden-your-short-storys-scope

Old Ways of Looking at Plot: http://pcwrede.com/blog/old-ways-of-looking-at-plot

A few of the greats discuss story structure: http://www.writersdigest.com/whats-new/donald-maass-james-scott-bell-and-christopher-vogler-discuss-story-structure


POV

Old Ways of Looking at Viewpoint [POV]: http://pcwrede.com/blog/old-ways-of-looking-at-viewpoint


Productivity

How to Schedule Your Day for Peak Creative Performance - https://www.fastcompany.com/3008409/dialed/how-schedule-your-day-peak-creative-performance

Ten Steps to Balance Writing, Working, and Raising Kids—While Staying Sane - http://www.writersdigest.com/editor-blogs/guide-to-literary-agents/ten-steps-to-balance-writing-working-and-raising-kids-while-staying-sane

The Most Dangerous Writing App Destroys Your Progress: http://lifehacker.com/the-most-dangerous-writing-app-destroys-your-progress-1762981262

Four questions to ask when your writing is stuck: http://writerunboxed.com/2015/04/03/four-questions-to-ask-when-your-writing-is-stuck/

The Ugly Truth About Writer’s Block (and Its Cure): http://www.thecreativepenn.com/2014/02/03/writers-block-cure/

7 Writing Routines That Work: http://www.writersdigest.com/editor-blogs/guide-to-literary-agents/7-writing-routines-that-work

Writing Methods: http://pcwrede.com/blog/writing-methods/

Boosting writing productivity: http://thisblogisaploy.blogspot.com/2011/06/how-i-went-from-writing-2000-words-day.html

Why the Internet is a Trap (and how to deal with it): http://talktoyouniverse.blogspot.com/2012/01/why-internet-is-trap-and-how-this.html


Publishing Industry

5 Questions Writers Should Ask Potential Agents: http://www.writersdigest.com/online-editor/5-things-writers-should-ask-potential-agents

Moneyball for Book Publishers: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/03/15/business/media/moneyball-for-book-publishers-for-a-detailed-look-at-how-we-read.html?_r=0

Hugos and Such: http://www.jimchines.com/2016/04/hugos-and-such/

A Brief History of Hard SF: http://critique.org/c/hardsf.ht

Exploring the Romance Genre: http://haikujaguar.livejournal.com/1393720.html

General guidelines for searching for publishers, agents, etc.: http://pred-ed.com/general.ht

A good Duotrope replacement: http://thegrinder.diabolicalplots.com/

How to Respond to Sexual Harassment at Conventions: http://www.maryrobinettekowal.com/journal/on-sexual-harassment-at-conventions-elise-matheson-speaks-out/

5 Key Book Publishing Paths [publishing industry]: http://janefriedman.com/2013/05/20/infographic-5-key-book-publishing-paths/

All types of publishers [publishing industry, self-publishing]: http://annerallen.blogspot.com/2012/05/who-are-big-six-what-does-indie-really.html


Research

Science in Science Fiction: http://dankoboldt.com/science-in-scifi/

Book recommendation: The Victorian City: Everyday Life in Dickens’ London, Judith Flanders

The entire case records from a Victorian asylum are now online: http://motherboard.vice.com/read/the-entire-case-records-from-a-victorian-asylum-are-now-online

Never Happen: The Real Deal on TV Cops: http://www.thrillingdetective.com/trivia/triv198.html

Homes, An Educational App for Exploring Different Types of Homes From Around the World: http://laughingsquid.com/homes-an-educational-app-for-exploring-different-types-of-homes-from-around-the-world/

Survivor Library: http://www.survivorlibrary.com/

Military Phrases: http://www.businessinsider.com/military-phrases-2013-12

Meet the Bag Man: http://www.sbnation.com/college-football/2014/4/10/5594348/college-football-bag-man-interview

Misc Notes on Writing Historical and Public Domain Characters: http://cloudscudding.livejournal.com/1122616.html


Self-Publishing

How Kindle Scout Works: http://www.sfwa.org/2016/04/kindle-scout-works/

Bookbub Promotion: Crunching the Numbers [self-publishing, marketing]: http://dankoboldt.com/bookbub-promotion-numbers/

What Does It Take to Be a Best-Selling Author: http://observer.com/2016/02/behind-the-scam-what-does-it-takes-to-be-a-bestselling-author-3-and-5-minutes

Lessons Learned: Rise of the Spider Goddess: http://jimhines.livejournal.com/763865.html

Researchers Reveal Phrases That Pay on Kickstarter [self-publishing, social media]: http://phys.org/news/2014-01-reveal-phrases-kickstarter.html

How to Make Life Easy for Librarians: http://ideatrash.net/2014/01/how-to-make-life-easy-for-librarians-so.html

Miscellaneous Notes on Ebook Publishing [self-publishing, ebooks]: http://cloudscudding.livejournal.com/1115327.html

How To Make Money on Ebooks [self-publishing, ebooks]: http://jakonrath.blogspot.com/2010/07/how-to-make-money-on-ebooks.html

2013 Smashwords indie publishing statistics: http://blog.smashwords.com/2013/05/new-smashwords-survey-helps-authors.html

Hard numbers and analysis of ebook sales [writing business, ebooks, self-publishing]: http://blog.smashwords.com/2013/05/new-smashwords-survey-helps-authors.html

All types of publishers [publishing industry, self-publishing]: http://annerallen.blogspot.com/2012/05/who-are-big-six-what-does-indie-really.html

"Promoting Ebooks with KDP Select" [marketing, ebooks, self-publishing]: http://ruthnestvold.wordpress.com/2012/03/04/promoting-ebooks-with-kdp-select/

"My Amazon KDP Select Free Experience" [marketing, ebooks, self-publishing]: http://mayalassiter.com/2012/03/my-amazon-kdp-select-free-experience-or-how-i-gave-away-8500-books/


Social Media

On Reviewing Books: http://aletheakontis.com/2016/06/on-reviewing-books/

Author Websites - MNSpec presentation: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I-89JpqGx78

Social Sharing Best Practices: https://sumome.com/stories/social-sharing-best-practices

How Authors Can Use Pinterest: https://janefriedman.com/how-authors-can-use-pinterest/

The Five Free Tools of Social Media Success for Writers: http://services4authors.com/2015/09/16/the-five-free-tools-of-social-media-success-for-writers/

Researchers Reveal Phrases That Pay on Kickstarter [self-publishing, social media]: http://phys.org/news/2014-01-reveal-phrases-kickstarter.html

How to Be Found on the Internet [writing business, social media]: http://carriecuinn.com/2013/06/25/advice-for-writers-how-to-be-found-on-the-internet/

All about marketing, blogging, and social media [marketing, social media]: http://www.thecreativepenn.com/marketing/

How to Build or Improve Your Writer Platform in 30 Days [marketing, social media]: http://robertleebrewer.blogspot.com/2012/05/how-to-build-or-improve-your-writer.html

Why the Internet is a Trap (and how to deal with it) [social media]: http://talktoyouniverse.blogspot.com/2012/01/why-internet-is-trap-and-how-this.html

Book Marketing Ideas - everything but the kitchen sink! [marketing, social media] - http://www.authormedia.com/2012/01/16/89-book-marketing-ideas-that-will-change-your-life/


Titles

What I've Learned From Slush Reading at PodCastle [titles, writing craft]: https://medium.com/@aidan_c_doyle/what-ive-learned-from-reading-slush-at-podcastle-46ec0cd8a27c

Zen in the Art of Short Fiction Titling: http://www.sfwa.org/2016/05/zen-art-short-fiction-titling/


Worldbuilding

A Magic User in the Hundred Years' War: http://mockman.com/2017/02/27/a-magic-user-in-the-hundred-years-war-using-dd-with-historical-settings/

10 Types of Fictional Apocalypses and What They Mean: http://io9.com/10-types-of-fictional-apocalypses-and-what-they-mean-1643403076

An anatomy textbook for mythological beasts: http://io9.com/mythological-creatures-are-cooler-when-theyre-anatomic-1250933217

The Lewis Model: http://www.slate.com/blogs/business_insider/2013/09/08/the_lewis_model_explains_world_cultures_through_language.html

CONvergence panel notes on "London in Fact and Fiction": http://cloudscudding.livejournal.com/1111171.html

4th Street Fantasy notes on "Idiom, Character, and Worldbuilding" [worldbuilding, characterization]: http://cloudscudding.livejournal.com/1109772.html

4th Street Fantasy notes on "Syncretism, Real and Fantastic": http://cloudscudding.livejournal.com/1110471.html

4th Street Fantasy notes on "But That's a Different Panel: Swearing" [worldbuilding, characterization]: http://cloudscudding.livejournal.com/1110471.html

7 Deadly Sins of Worldbuilding: http://io9.com/7-deadly-sins-of-worldbuilding-998817537

What place names mean: http://twentytwowords.com/2012/05/02/world-map-with-place-names-swapped-out-with-their-original-meanings/

Dscript, a recently developed font that works pretty well if you’re looking for an ancient/alien runes feel [worldbuilding]: http://www.omniglot.com/writing/dscript.htm

Making humanoid monsters non-human [worldbuilding, characterization]: http://forum.rpg.net/showthread.php?613084-LotFP-IWI-concoct-house-rules-magic-items-and-monsters&s=d7fc69d231ae2023fa8d83ce1873d282&p=15209665#post15209665

Are you building your world, or limiting it?: http://writertracy.livejournal.com/356182.html


Writing Business

Important. And Pass It On...: http://journal.neilgaiman.com/2006/10/important-and-pass-it-on.html

Slushkiller: http://nielsenhayden.com/makinglight/archives/004641.html

Writing Excuses 11.2: How To Get The Most Out Of A Conference, with Kathy Chung (podcast): http://www.writingexcuses.com/2016/01/10/11-2-how-to-get-the-most-out-of-a-conference-with-kathy-chung/

Rights Reversion: http://kriswrites.com/2012/10/24/the-business-rusch-rights-reversion/

Hachette/Amazon: http://haikujaguar.livejournal.com/1385152.html

Stickman’s Tips for Having a Table at a Comic Book Convention: http://198.173.235.195/24hourcomic/24hourcomic2011.html

The Six Things That Make Stories Go Viral Will Amaze and Maybe Infuriate You: http://www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/elements/2014/01/the-six-things-that-make-stories-go-viral-will-amaze-and-maybe-infuriate-you.html

A Few Notes on the Business of Writing (WorldCon): http://cloudscudding.livejournal.com/1116267.html

How Much Will Obamacare Cost Me? (Relevant for all the uninsured writers out there!): http://www.npr.org/blogs/health/2013/09/26/226456791/how-much-will-obamacare-cost-me-try-our-calculator

How to Make Happy Accidents Happen: http://lifehacker.com/how-to-make-happy-accidents-happen-more-often-1148657518

Of Authors and Indie Bookstores: http://terribleminds.com/ramble/2013/07/01/of-authors-and-indie-bookstores/

How to Be Found on the Internet [writing business, social media]: http://carriecuinn.com/2013/06/25/advice-for-writers-how-to-be-found-on-the-internet/

How to Have a Career: Advice to Young Writers: https://medium.com/editors-picks/793c6eb8256c

Hard numbers and analysis of ebook sales [writing business, ebooks, self-publishing]: http://blog.smashwords.com/2013/05/new-smashwords-survey-helps-authors.html

How Should I Become a Writer?: http://pcwrede.com/blog/spring-shadows-or-how-should-i-become-a-writer-ms-pro/

How many words does a publisher want in a novel?: http://www.writersdigest.com/editor-blogs/guide-to-literary-agents/word-count-for-novels-and-childrens-books-the-definitive-post

Agents and Money: http://kriswrites.com/2012/11/14/the-business-rusch-agents-and-money/

9 Warning Signs of an Amateur Artist [motivation, writing business]: http://skinnyartist.com/9-warning-signs-of-an-amateur-artist/

How to communicate with customers/fans [writing business]: http://haikujaguar.livejournal.com/1119216.html

What Not to Put in a Cover Letter [writing business]: http://www.kith.org/journals/jed/2004/08/22/2205.html

In which Mike Resnick tells it like it is [writing business, writing craft]: http://www.diabolicalplots.com/?p=2633


Writing Craft

What I've Learned From Slush Reading at PodCastle: https://medium.com/@aidan_c_doyle/what-ive-learned-from-reading-slush-at-podcastle-46ec0cd8a27c

The Clues to a Great Story (TedTalks video): https://www.ted.com/talks/andrew_stanton_the_clues_to_a_great_story

How to Write Better Using Humor: http://www.writersdigest.com/online-editor/how-to-mix-humor-into-your-writing

10 Tips for Creating a Kick-Ass Bio: https://writersblock.loft.org/2016/07/21/4782/10_tips_for_creating_a_kick-ass_author_bio

ISBW Writing Rules (podcast): http://murverse.com/isbw-358-periscope-test/

How to Use Subtext in Your Writing: http://thewritepractice.com/how-to-use-subtext-in-your-writing/

Writers on Writing: The Secret Life of Subtext: http://passagesnorth.com/archives/issue-28/the-secret-life-of-subtext/

Most common story titles:
http://www.critters.org/c/blog/?l=20150410175349
http://neil-clarke.com/top-ten-most-common-short-story-names/

Odyssey Podcasts # 78, Catherynne M. Valente on titles: http://www.sff.net/odyssey/podcasts.html

Bad Writing Advice Explained: http://maryrobinettekowal.com/journal/bad-writing-advice-explained/

Jim Hines advice on writing: http://jimhines.livejournal.com/737610.html

Writing Sex and Erotica, Notes from MinnSpec Meeting: http://cloudscudding.livejournal.com/1125550.html

An Infallible Way to Test the Quality of Your Story: http://www.writers-village.org/writing-award-blog/an-infallible-way-to-test-the-quality-of-your-story

The Clues to a Great Story (TED video): http://www.ted.com/talks/andrew_stanton_the_clues_to_a_great_story.html

Writing Hacks: What You Don’t Get for Free: http://mrissa.livejournal.com/886765.html

Notes on Writing Short Stories (WorldCon)[plotting, writing craft]: http://cloudscudding.livejournal.com/1118703.html

CONvergence misc. panel notes: http://cloudscudding.livejournal.com/1111550.html

CONvergence notes on "Apocalyptic Fiction": http://cloudscudding.livejournal.com/1111609.html

4th Street Fantasy notes on the Writers Seminar: http://cloudscudding.livejournal.com/1108867.html

4th Street Fantasy notes on "Tell, Don't Show": http://cloudscudding.livejournal.com/1110263.html

It’s not a sandwich, it’s architecture [writing craft]: http://mrissa.livejournal.com/834349.html

In which Mike Resnick tells it like it is [writing business, writing craft]: http://www.diabolicalplots.com/?p=2633

Storytelling mistakes [writing craft]: http://www.writersdigest.com/whats-new/5-story-mistakes-even-good-writers-make

Story Rules [writing craft]: http://www.pixartouchbook.com/blog/2011/5/15/pixar-story-rules-one-version.html

25 Ways to Improve Your Writing in 30 Minutes a Day [writing craft, writing exercises] : http://www.writersdigest.com/whats-new/25-ways-to-improve-your-writing-in-30-minutes-a-day

8 Ways to Write a 5-Star Chapter One [writing craft, beginnings]: http://www.writersdigest.com/whats-new/8-ways-to-write-a-5-star-chapter-one

3 Secrets to Great Storytelling [writing craft]: http://www.writersdigest.com/writing-articles/by-writing-goal/write-first-chapter-get-started/3-secrets-to-great-storytelling


Writing Exercises

Learn how to write dialogue from the movies [dialogue, writing exercise]: http://www.writersdigest.com/editor-blogs/there-are-no-rules/how-to-write-effective-dialogue

25 Ways to Improve Your Writing in 30 Minutes a Day [writing craft, writing exercises] : http://www.writersdigest.com/whats-new/25-ways-to-improve-your-writing-in-30-minutes-a-day


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