“Workshops to Inspire Writers” by Joan Y. Edwards
Dear Honored Readers,
The more you write, the better you’ll get at it. The more you write, the better you’ll read. The more you read, the better you write. The more you study, the better you’ll get at what you’re studying.
Don’t give up: Your success is just around the corner.
Writing Courses, YouTube talks, and Other Writing Resources can be just the medicine you need to spur you on to publication. Check out the ones I listed below:
Links to sites that offer writing courses for a fee or free:
- Holly Lisle writing courses http://hollylisle.com
- Writer’s Digest University http://www.writersonlineworkshops.com/
- Free online writing courses offered by top universities and educational websites: http://diplomaguide.com/articles/Online_Creative_Writing_Courses_Offered_Free_by_Top_Universities_and_Educational_Websites.html
Links to Great Writing Resources:
- I enjoyed listening to this advice on YouTube.com from Kurt Vonnegut, author of wonderful short stories. His advice could easily be adapted for a novel. They say, “A short story begins as close to the conclusion as possible, and grabs the reader from the very first line. It conserves character and scenes, typically focuses on just one problem, and drives towards a sudden, unexpected revelation.” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VyQ1wEBx1V0
2. Kathy Kennedy and Dennis G. Jerz, 10 Tips for Creative Writers: http://jerz.setonhill.edu/writing/creative/shortstory/ It covers all the aspects of writing a short story.
3. Larry Brooks, The Last Thing an Agent Wants to Hear from You: http://storyfix.com/the-last-thing-an-agent-wants-to-hear-from-you. Reasons to get your pitch short and to the point.
4. Darcy Pattison: Stop! Cut Picture Book Mss by 1/3. http://www.darcypattison.com/picture-books/cut-picture-book-mss/
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Never Give Up
Joan Y. Edwards
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