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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NaNoWriMo Tip #3: Create a Character Outline – GalleyCat

Galley Cat will be offering great tips for writing your novel every day this month. Check out the day’s post and the archive.

NaNoWriMo Tip #3: Create a Character Outline – GalleyCat.

From The Write Practice Blog, Advice on Creating Good Bad Guys

The most important character in your story is the villain. If you find that your story is lacking something, you probably don’t have to look any further than the opposition. If your hero doesn’t have much to overcome, he can’t be much of a hero. The greater the evil he faces, the greater your protagonist will be. Even in stories of man against nature, it can’t just be any storm, it has to be the Perfect Storm. See what I mean? Click below for some great ways to make your opposition more effective–and more original.

50 Shades of Villain: How to Characterize Without Cliché.

From the LitReactor Blog, Here’s a Great Post for Writers

If you want to get published, here’s a good article to read.

Questions Every Writer Should Be Asking But Isn’t | LitReactor.

Is Anxiety Holding You Back?

I know performance anxiety is a problem for me. Maybe it is for you too.

Click on the link below for some things to try.

How to Overcome the Anxiety That’s Keeping You From Achieving Your Goals.

Agent Questions and Answers from The Daily Dahlia

If you are looking for a literary agent, don’t miss this post. Dahlia Adler posed great questions to a number of agents.

Click on the link below to read what she found out.

Perpetual WIPs: Literary Agents « The Daily Dahlia.

Effective Ways to End Your Book or Story

So, the ending of your book isn’t working and you don’t know what to do. This post from veteran author Rob Sanders might be just what you need.

Click on the link below:

Picture This!: Effective Endings.

Write a Synopsis for Your Book

If an agent or editor has requested a synopsis of your book, congratulations! The next step is to find out how to create one. Luckily, a Google search will bring plenty of expert advice. Here’s an article to get you started.

Learn How to Write a Synopsis, Quick & Easy Format Tips & Examples | WritersDigest.com.

Writing Advice: Take What Fits You and Leave the Rest

On this blog, I offer links to all sorts of writing advice. Here is some solid information from Susan Adrian about how to use what is offered.

Susan Adrian: Notes on Writing Advice.