Here are a few of the writing-related tweets I enjoyed this week. I’m sure there were more out there, but I discovered the Showtime series The Tudors—and I’m obsessed. I think I’ve watched sixteen episodes in roughly two days. I now have a mad crush on Henry Cavill.
Yeah, he’s… Well, let’s just take a moment and appreciate….
Anyway, enough about that. Hope some of these are helpful!
- On Write to Done (@WritetoDone), I liked this post on How to Create a Story Structure to Die for. The ideas here made a lot of sense to me. [via @thecreativepenn]
- What is there to say about the brilliant Kristen Lamb (@KristenLambTX), other than you SHOULD be following her blog? She tells it like it is, that’s for sure–as well as makes you laugh in the process. Here is a recent post this week I loved, Three Ways to Spark LIterary Magic–Voice. For example, you can break the rules, but only if you bother to learn the rules first.
- A great How Not to Write post on conflict and your hero’s journey: When the Hero is Wrong, the Story is Right. Your hero shouldn’t have all the answers. If they do, it’s boring. [via @AdviceToWriters]
- Writer Jennifer James (@JenniferJames34) did a nice series on Beta Readers, Critters, and Editors. This first installment is on how to pick good beta readers.
- Shameless plug! My friend, Meg McNulty, graciously asked me to participate in her Lucky 7 meme. Seven of us were asked to go to page 77 of our WIP, go down to line 7, and copy the next 7 lines. Mine can be found here in the comments. Doesn’t make much sense out of context, but our hero is trying to discover who is drawing satirical cartoons of him. Even if it doesn’t make sense, it was still fun!
Have a great weekend!