My mission in starting this blog was to create a resource library, of sorts, for myself *buffs nails on chest* because I'm a collector. But when it came time to make sense of my writing advice collection I was overwhelmed. Where to start?
Good thing fear doesn't stop writers, it fuels us.
I set about pooling all the writerly advice that spoke to me into a giant vault so I could swim in it, like this:
My vault can be accessed any time via the resource tab of my blog.
For those writers who demand immediate gratification, here's some highlights:
1. From PIXAR, 22 Tips on Story Telling
2. From Stephen King, 20 Tips for Becoming a Frightening Good Writer
3. Sage advice from Natalie Whipple a YA writer and card-carrying nerd.
What Natalie Whipple Would Say to New Writers
Pulling a Story Out of Nowhere
Natalie's thoughts on 'When the [writing] Honeymoon Ends'
4. From Raewyn Hewitt, Bridget Jones meets Tolkien, an ordinary girl, writing a story of epic proportions...
When Writing Gets Hard
5. From Chuck Wendig 25 Hard Truths About Writing
6. From Nathan Bransford, industry insight and advice.
From Twitter: Advice in 140 characters
10 Commandments For the Happy Writer
What do Agents Do Anyway?
How a Book Gets Made
Nathan's writing advice database
7. From Dahlia Adler, a founding member of the YAMisfits, Q&A compilations:
Q&A for Querying Writers
Q&A for Agented Writers
Q&A for Pre Pub writers
What sites do you like? What advice would you give someone starting down the writerly path?