Advice, Editing, Links, Tips, Writing

It’s a link thing

I’m desperate to wrap up my latest edit and have nothing particularly interesting to write about today, so I’m going to tell you about those who do. I know a lot of us follow the same “industry” blogs, but we may not follow some of the writers’ blogs so I’m sharing a few highlights. So go read, and if you’d like to discuss here any of their topics come on back.

T.A. Olivia, aka Darksculptures, wrote a beautiful piece on how writers are a masochistic nation of people. Excerpt: “We live in this secret society. It’s an independent nation. Rarely do we venture outside our borders. The trek to foreign soil is long, arduous and the neighbors are inhospitable. They don’t like our type.”

Kayla Olson, aka owlandsparrow, shares her color-coded method for editing a novel. Excerpt: “So, what does this editing actually look like? It’s one thing to say, “I read through twenty-five pages and made notes,” but another thing entirely to say how I’m doing that, or what I’m looking for along the way.”

Suzanne Conboy-Hill asks our opinion on using profanity in our writing. Excerpt: “I’ve noticed that none of my characters is inclined to swear. They don’t use profanities any more than I would myself and they would certainly never use that word even in extremis. So am I being prudish, unreal, and disconnected?”

Bonus: here’s one for those of you needing free stock photos to enhance your blog posts: The Morgue File and no, it’s not a collection of gruesome autopsy photos!

Enjoy! I’m going back to work.

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