Inspiration for Writers

I just finished an amazing course in picture book writing from the Picture Book Academy. It was both informative and inspirational.

Every artist and writer needs an inspiration boost sometimes. Here’s a list of resources to keep handy. I’ve used most of them at one time or another and am looking forward to checking out others I haven’t tried.

If your favorite book, podcast, or video isn’t listed, please share it in the comments!

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A Panel of Writers Discusses How they Got Their Agents

I don’t know about you, but I’m currently looking for an agent. Here’s a podcast panel with five agented writers talking about how they connected with those all-important partners in the publishing business.

Click here to check it out.

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Before the Hero’s Journey

This fantastic blog post provides insight into a journey of great interest to writers of middle grade and young adult fiction–the path to individuation, and even better, that path as it relates to women and girls.

The post refers to many classic and recent books for writers for further investigation. I’m bookmarking this one, and you might like to as well. Click on the link below to check it out.

Some Recent Posts on One Way to Wonder

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Advice about Naming Characters

Think of your favorite story people. Their names are as familiar as those of your best friends. In real life most of us don’t bother to adjust our names to our personalities, so sometimes they don’t quite fit.

As writers, though, we can take advantage of subconscious biases to help readers love or hate story people.

Here’s an interesting article from the Pikes Peak Writers newsletter about character names. I love this organization and have attended many of their excellent conventions. The one this year is virtual and signup will begin soon.

Click on the link below for the article What’s in a Name?

or visit one of my other recent posts for writers.

I’ve been finding great articles for quite a while. Looking for something special? Try the tag cloud.

I’m a painter and photographer too. Visit my art blog “Thinking in Pictures.”

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and here’s my account at Flickr. There are abstract photos and also some cool pics my Dad took when he was in Alaska in World War II.

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Places to Submit for Free

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Building a resume is important, but it’s hard when so many journals and small publications charge for submissions. Sign up for this newsletter and you will be notified of places to submit for free. It’s an inbox treasure.

https://www.authorspublish.com/

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A Selection of Websites for Writers

The Write Life is a good site go get to know. It includes many excellent resources for writers. Here’s their 2020 list of websites. When you have time, cruise around and see which ones fit your needs.

https://thewritelife.com/best-websites-for-writers-2020/

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Make Rewriting Fun: Make Friends with Grammar Girl

If you don’t know about Grammar Girl, make friends! What a great resource for writers!

Grammar Girl :: Quick and Dirty Tips ™.