“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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8 thoughts on “Workshops to Inspire Writers”
This is a terrific source of free or fee writing courses. Wow! It’s also great to be given links to articles that give writing tips. You’ve been busy! Thanks!
Dear Linda, Thanks for stopping by. I’m glad you thought the sources for free or fee writing courses was good. I really enjoyed the links I put there, I want to read a few of them again. Do something good for yourself.
Nice collection of resources for writers. Please include me in your drawing.
Dear Janice, Thanks for stopping by. Thanks for saying I had a nice collection of resources for writers. If you are a subscriber you are already in the drawing for Carol Baldwin’s book. If not, subscribe now by clicking the Sign me Up at the top of the left hand column.You have to submit a comment on Saturday, October 9, 2010 to count for the drawing for Flip Flap Floodle. Good luck with your writing.
Hi Joan, thanks for mentioning my blog post at Penny’s! And thank you for this excellent line up of writing helps. What a blessing. 🙂
You’re welcome for my mentioning your “7 Stages of Editing Grief” article on Penny’s blog. I’m sure many of us relate to these 7 stages more than we’d like to. I think writers must have the toughest skin of all human beings because they hear so many no’s and keep on going. Do something good for yourself today.
Happy Birthday to your blog! Woohoo!
Dear Linda, You are entered into a drawing for a free copy of my book, Flip Flap Floodle because you left a comment on my blog on its First Birthday, October 9, 2010. Thanks for stopping by to help me celebrate. I’ll announce the winner tomorrow.
Have a Flip Flap Floodle Day!
Joan Y. Edwards,