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http://lisagardner.com/writers-toolbox

A great site for “aspiring writers and those of you who are merely curious about the whole messy creative process. Here you’ll find articles I have written about the writing process and the resources that I find useful. Also available are the materials I’ve developed for two lecture series on writing. Once you click on an article or lecture name, there will be a slight delay while the pdf file downloads. This requires Adobe Acrobat Reader, which you can download here for free.”

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Posted by on June 22, 2016 in Uncategorized

 

How to Keep Writing When No One Gives a Shit — Jennifer Garam


“It feels personal—that editors aren’t leaping to respond to my emails as soon as they arrive in their inboxes, that millions of people aren’t clicking on my stories and tweeting them and sharing them on Facebook. It feels personal, but it’s not…It’s just what it is to be a writer—toiling away in obscurity most of the time.” Source: How to Keep Writing When No One Gives a Shit — Jennifer Garam

 

 
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Posted by on January 18, 2016 in Uncategorized

 

How J.K. Rowling Plotted Harry Potter with a Hand-Drawn Spreadsheet | Open Culture


How J.K. Rowling Plotted Harry Potter with a Hand-Drawn Spreadsheet | Open Culture.

What an awesome share thanks Literary Living! A comment for the post states that Rowling’s spreadsheet is similar to Heller’s Catch 22 spreadsheet. So I looked.

Heller’s Catch 22

If your interested in working with spreadsheets but would like a tech savvy one for the computer. Check out Worksheets for Writers.

I haven’t tried them so I can’t give you my opinion on whether the sheets Jami Gold offers work, but I think they could be a valuable resource. There are many to choose from, so have fun growing your book!

 
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Posted by on July 23, 2014 in Press This Links

 

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Mama Corleone Character – Biography


Mama Corleone Character – Biography.

What a great Character sketch!  Ask yourself, if you could write a similar obituary for your minor characters? If not, what would you have to know about your minor characters in order to do it?

Hmmm…something definitely worth pondering.

 
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Posted by on July 18, 2014 in Press This Links

 

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So much social networking…who has time to write?


List of social networking websites – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Okay seriously, I know it’s important for writers to have an online platform but how many of the sites listed on the link above should a writer be trying to incorporate into (or should id be onto) their platform?

 
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Posted by on July 16, 2014 in Press This Links

 

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Writers And Personality; What Makes A Writer Successful?


Writers And Personality; What Makes A Writer Successful?.

 

“Editors and agents love to see these personality attributes in creative writers (and we do too!).”

How Many Of These Traits Do You Have?

Refined Talent (Natural talent is good – I think adding the word refined makes this a very poignant statement.

Focus

Patient Determination (I like the word patient added to this trait)

Stewardship (This trait was, is, thought provoking)

Education (so much more than a degree)

Optimism (AKA: Shining stars)

 

 
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Posted by on June 30, 2013 in Press This Links

 

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Jack Vance dies aged 96: master of bold and bizarre science fiction | Books | guardian.co.uk


Jack Vance dies aged 96: master of bold and bizarre science fiction | Books | guardian.co.uk.

“[Jack Vance] published more than 60 books, some under pseudonyms, among them 11 mystery novels, three of them as Ellery Queen. In addition, he wrote some of the first, and perhaps best, examples of “planetary adventures”. He, along with Edgar Rice Burroughs in the early years of the 20th century, and his contemporaries Leigh Brackett, Philip José Farmer and Edmond Hamilton, helped to create the idiom, and his novel Big Planet (which first appeared in a magazine in 1952, and was subsequently revised and expanded) is probably his best of this kind.”

60 books! Can you imagine?

 
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Posted by on May 30, 2013 in Press This Links