Things have slowed down a bit in the Bryant home, so I will try to get my blog back on track. However, with LDStorymakers Writers Conference right around the corner, and me desperately trying to get my new book roughed out so I can pitch it to an agent, I may be slacking a little during the weeks to come. After all, there's no reason to maintain a following if I'm not actively engaged in my work in progress and constantly trying to get published. Am I right?
So, here are today's selection of wonderful blog posts:
A little while back I learned something new about my writing---as much as I love to write by discovery, the kind of stories I love best don't happen to me by accident. Some authors seem to be able to do it, but now that I've finished three manuscripts I can see that story is the aspect I struggle with the most. (Rebecca J. Carlson (MMW)-A New Way to Write)
So what if your baby has a big nose and squinty eyes and abnormally large jowls? You'll never know. You'll just never know. Because, to you, your baby is perfect. (Jessie Oliveros - You Have an Ugly Baby)
5. You search the medicine cabinet for a cure for your headache because the dogs are so excited to be outside with their "friends" that they don't stop barking. All. Day. Long. (Danyelle Furguson - You Know It's Spring When...)
There's a way to tell powerful stories in a powerful way. I think you lose that power when you "fall back" on brutal details, even if they are true. It doesn't add. In fact, I think it diminishes actual victims more than anything. (Taffy Lovell - Writers Are Therapists)
I know a lot of you are writers who write female protagonists. I'm sure most of you woke up this morning and thought to yourself, 'How can I make my main character more needy?' Well, thank goodness you're reading this because I just happened to watch a movie last night that helped me immensely in this area. I thought I would share the wisdom. (Kasie West - How To Write a Helpless Girl)
Well, there you have it. Enjoy going to these blogs and reading the wonderful posts provided for you. Have a great week.