Well,it’s almost a week’s worth. :) The page acted like it wanted to crash, so I’m backing off putting any more data up on it for right now.
Again, this isn’t meant to overwhelm anybody—I’m hoping that by posting these links in a searchable database (my blog), that maybe we can access these helpful links by topic—when we need them.
If books were made from chocolate: http://dld.bz/aEvq Writing fiction with the 1-3-1 method: http://dld.bz/aGjx Canadian authors embrace Ebooks: http://dld.bz/aCBK Scrawled in the margins, signs of Twain as a critic: http://dld.bz/aEsq Finding a literary agent-- http://bit.ly/b0YQqlProfanity in YA: http://bit.ly/d7WWPX Dialogue is not necessarily how we talk: http://bit.ly/dwSI49 Potential first chapter problems: http://bit.ly/9RMVrE Chapter endings and the "Hunger Games": http://dld.bz/aEsZ Creating conflict in your novel: http://dld.bz/aErt @MermaidHel One writer with a new way of looking at balancing the writing life: http://dld.bz/aEtw London Book Fair conference hears that publishers must become "fleet of foot": http://dld.bz/aEtQ Propelling the plot: http://dld.bz/aEuR 3 ways writers can make the most of contests: http://dld.bz/aEK2 The baby steps method to writing a novel: http://dld.bz/aENh Self-doubt--sometimes it can't be shelved: http://dld.bz/aEsR An agent on "is writing fun?": http://dld.bz/aEv6 An agent with 10 tips on writing: http://dld.bz/aEvN Uncommon complaints about the ipad (New Yorker): http://dld.bz/aEvW Do aspiring writers need websites? http://dld.bz/aEwz Patterson signs up to work with British writer: http://dld.bz/aEws What's the greatest reward of writing? http://dld.bz/aEwF Productivity in 5 words or fewer: http://dld.bz/aExj The dark side of Dickens (Atlantic) : http://dld.bz/aExp Author's Angst (how people we know can rain on our parade): http://dld.bz/aEK5 Common writing errors: http://dld.bz/aGhX @cpatrickschulze An editor answers a question on write-for-hire scouts: http://dld.bz/aGkA To outline or not to outline? Inky Girl's survey results: http://dld.bz/aGkG @inkyelbows What to do and *not* do when you get "the call": http://dld.bz/aEMk Book opening vs. movie openings: http://dld.bz/aEM5 Getting your novel critiqued: http://dld.bz/aEMR Do you suffer from Shiny New Idea syndrome? http://dld.bz/aEWz Writing related grad degree links: http://dld.bz/aEW7 Payment models--the need for a good content model for a sub-$5 book purchase: http://dld.bz/aEVu @jwikert Creative people shouldn't shut off their brain: http://dld.bz/aEWq The character likability factor: http://dld.bz/aEWJ How important is accuracy in your novel? http://dld.bz/aEWR Anatomy of a story: http://dld.bz/aGjh @bluemaven A writer's guide to going green: http://dld.bz/aGjv An agent says publishing always has changes--writers should roll with them: http://dld.bz/aGjK How to interview experts (more on primary source research): http://dld.bz/aGkT Why don't publishers promote and market the books they publish? (Writer's Digest): http://dld.bz/aGkW 6 ways to become productive on Facebook: http://dld.bz/aGkX Unlikable characters: http://dld.bz/aGkZ Query letter--the beginning: http://dld.bz/aGmc @jasouders On motivation in writing: http://dld.bz/aGmn On the importance of our writing--make no excuses, take no prisoners: http://dld.bz/aGm4 How writers build courage: http://dld.bz/aGnf Fiction is so subjective, it's the agent equivalent of "it's not you, it's me." http://dld.bz/aGns An agent on falling in love: http://dld.bz/aGpC Writing exercise--put the epigram before the horse: http://dld.bz/aGpH Write and get published--the old way, or DIY? http://dld.bz/aJbJ The ipad--7 things it CAN do for authors, 5 things it CAN'T, 3 things it's changing for them: http://dld.bz/aJcc Proposals and Synopses (@stephanellaw) http://bit.ly/9VW8e4 7 caffeine-free ways to increase awareness: http://dld.bz/aJcn Irony, juxtaposition, coincidence: http://dld.bz/aJcC Book marketing tips from around the Net: http://dld.bz/aJcH Writers--making a living off of Kindle? (GalleyCat): http://dld.bz/aJcX An editor on 1st chapter mistakes: http://dld.bz/aMpu Tips for writing a fight scene: http://dld.bz/aMp9 Were the 'mad' heroines of literature actually sane? (BBC) http://dld.bz/aMpN Stuck at the London Book Fair--Erupting Eyjafjallajökull is Unexpected Boon to Some Authors: http://dld.bz/aMtt Why companions are important for our characters: http://dld.bz/aMpT A post on the importance of NOT writing: http://dld.bz/aMpX Can Sci-fi be fused with anything and still be considered SF? http://dld.bz/aMqj Publishing 3.0: A World Without Inventory (recommendations for publishers): http://dld.bz/aMrc Some help for writers using courtrooms as settings: http://dld.bz/aMrX An agent on book marketing: http://dld.bz/aMrB Improve your writing with word limits: http://dld.bz/aNbU Fantasy fiction--the battle for meaning continues (Guardian): http://dld.bz/aNcw A fantasy reader's comments on the Guardian's look at "battle for meaning" in fantasy: http://dld.bz/aNdc The role that luck and timing play in getting published: http://dld.bz/aMsk An agent says that publishing is not like other businesses: http://dld.bz/aMs8 Blog promotion--are you a fan or not? http://dld.bz/aMtH Writing historical fiction: http://dld.bz/aNbV @SylviaDSmith 21 tips to land a guest post every time: http://dld.bz/aNdu An agent on starting your career (and promoting it): http://dld.bz/aPpF Keeping complex novels organized: http://dld.bz/aPpW Defining and working with theme: http://dld.bz/aNe7 @AlexSokoloff A necessary torment for our characters: http://dld.bz/aNf6 On hooking a good query: http://dld.bz/aPq3 Writing secondary characters in novels: http://dld.bz/aPqK 10 questions to ask an agent before you sign: http://dld.bz/aPrb The middle way--the independent publisher: http://dld.bz/aPrm 9 writers prove age is just a number: http://dld.bz/aRdp An agent is looking for writers with high internet presence (GalleyCat): http://dld.bz/aRdu Kindle, iPhone, iPad: Exploring the Impact for Writers and Authorship (Writer's Digest): http://dld.bz/aRfU How one writer has become successful on Kindle--with no platform or name recognition: http://dld.bz/aRgn Goal setting and what to write: http://bit.ly/aJPNkW The battle of (fantasy) evermore? http://bit.ly/b6bPfJ The 20-to-1 rule of social media promo: http://bit.ly/9w3rvs 7 ways to be a green writer: http://bit.ly/aRUSPc Don't bog the reader down with too much back story. Work it in: http://bit.ly/aSq8y6 @authorterryo Social media glossary: http://bit.ly/ckBh1f