Other Blogs

Well, this will probably be my last post for awhile, so in the spirit of continuing on the writing wisdom, I have compiled a list of writing blogs that seem to be pretty spot on. I hope you enjoy them and learn a lot and grow even more as a writer and awesome person!

http://goinswriter.com/blog/

http://thewritepractice.com/

http://www.thecreativepenn.com/resources/

http://www.rachellegardner.com/

http://www.livewritethrive.com/

http://www.aliventures.com/

http://thewritelife.com/

http://www.thewritersalleyblog.com/

 

If you have any blogs you subscribe to share them below! It’s been a wild ride guys, but I’m sure you will do fine without me 😉 Farewell for now!

Finding Your Publisher

Another one of those topics that gets most writers all worked up. Why can’t we just write what we want when we want and get paid for it without having to worry about the whole publishing thing? I must admit, I have had these thoughts MANY times. But finding a publisher is not as bad as it sounds. And if you just can’t bring yourself to think that, then think of it as a necessary evil. Unless you are going the self-publishing route, working with a publisher is the best way to get your work out to your readers.

 

The next question would be, ‘How do I find the right one?’. There are lots of ways to find the right publisher. While this blog has much more information than just how to find a publisher, the writer has published many books and has even published a book on how to publish a book. So pay attention!!

 

https://janefriedman.com/start-here-how-to-get-your-book-published/

 

Also, here is more advice on successfully finding a publisher by a very popular writer. You may have heard of her before.

 

http://www.nownovel.com/blog/publishing-advice-from-j-k-rowling/

 

Questions?? Comment below!

Killing Your Characters

For some writers, this is the worst part of being a creative writer. I struggle even killing minor characters in my short stories, but sometimes it has to be done. Other than the emotional ‘strain’ it can cause a writer, there are so many variables that go into killing a fictional character. Questions like, ‘why kill a character?’, ‘how will it serve the plot?’, ‘how should I write it?’ are all very important when thinking about killing off a character. Here is more information on killing your characters by writer K.M. Weiland, who, a little blunt, sheds some light of the situation.

http://www.helpingwritersbecomeauthors.com/kill-a-character/#

The best point I picked out in her post is that even though killing off a character can suck, it can still serve a bigger purpose for the story. Any thoughts, comments, musings? Comment below!

 

Puns

So I don’t know about the rest of you, but I am a pun lover. A lover of puns, if you will. So for all of you who love a good pun or two, here are some puns I picked up that will hopefully make you laugh hysterically in wonder at the endless humor of writers.

The past, the present, and the future walked into a bar. It was tense.

I’m not very versed in writing songs, so I refrain from doing it.

When writing about shipwrecks you have to be succinct or you’ll be sunk.

I will always be disappointed that a group of squids is not called a squad.

Lets eat Grandma!   Lets eat, Grandma!  Punctuation saves lives

Why do writers constantly feel cold? Because they are always surrounded by drafts!

Excuse me, I have to go make a scene.

So you are saying a pronoun is not a professional noun?

 

If those didn’t make you laugh, I can’t help you.

Have any others? Share below!

Advice From JK Rowling

So, maybe not all of know who JK Rowling is. Maybe you have lived under a rock for the past 15 years and have no idea that she’s a pretty amazing writer. Well buckle up my friends because I am going to share with you some of her best advice for all the struggling writers out there. JK Rowling is a VERY successful writer who has made millions on her books and even more fans throughout the world. I think it’s safe to say that any advice she has on writing is worth thinking about. Rowling has shared her story of getting through some pretty tough spots in life, and how with hard work and persistence she has grown her career into what it is today. So let’s see what she has to say!

 

http://www.nownovel.com/blog/five-great-writing-tips-from-j-k-rowling/

https://www.bustle.com/articles/181377-13-writing-tips-from-jk-rowling-because-she-knows-a-thing-or-two-about-perseverance

 

 

This one is my favorite!

“I always advise children who ask me for tips on being a writer to read as much as they possibly can. Jane Austen gave a young friend the same advice, so I’m in good company there.”

Mmmmm, Poetry!

Because I love poetry, I wanted to dedicate a post to put a spotlight on its amazingness. Poetry is not for everyone, but honestly I can’t see the world being the same without it. It’s kind of sad that there is a stigma on poets being poor and useless, yet so many people soak up their work like sponges. Poetry is such a broad genre, there is something for everyone! Anything from Shakespeare to rap music is considered a form of poetry. You just have to find it and be willing to read new things. Here are a few links for those ‘brave’ souls wanting to dip their toes in the ocean of poetry.

 

https://www.poetryfoundation.org/

http://www.poetryoutloud.org/

http://poems.com/

http://poetryslam.com/

 

Not convinced? Well get convinced already! Comment below and share your love (or budding love) of poetry!

That Dirty Word…. Criticism

Why do we as writers have such a hard time taking criticism? Especially early on, it seems like the most difficult thing in the world for a writer to take what others mean to be positive criticism. Granted, that is a generalization because not everyone gives these comments to help you grow. Some people are genuinely just rude and unhelpful. But, if you find yourself taking even the constructive criticism hard, here are some tips on how to work through your issues and take these comments for what they are; helpful comments to help make your work even better.

 

http://surlymuse.com/writing-criticism-and-how-to-take-it-gracefully/

 

I feel a bit like a hypocrite for posting about this, because sometimes I still struggle with this. But I myself learned a lot from this writer! Have any other tips, tricks, or comments on this topic? Share below!!