Friday Link Roundup: Ten Great Posts 9/7/12
How I Wrote Every Day for a Year. I wish this were me. Read about someone who actually managed to do it.
The Peacemaker. If you are not yet aware of The Bookshelf Muse, get thee to it immediately. It is a treasure trove of information. The authors recently released an e-book called The Emotion Thesaurus, which I highly recommend. They've also written descriptions of various settings of common use in novels, which they have not yet compiled into a book. Now, they're beginning to tackle character traits. This particular description runs a little short; for a better understanding of this type of character, read about the Enneagram, Style 9. But they made it short and simple.
Does Your Character Lack Purpose? This is from K. M. Weiland's series on Most Common Mistakes in Writing. She gives tips about how to put purpose into every scene.
How to Deal with Revision Fatigue. This is from Nathan Bransford. It was rather thin on how to actually deal with the problem, but encouraging to know that every author reaches a point (probably more than once) when they HATE their manuscripts.
Story Revelations and Epiphanies Inspirational author Winnie Griggs wrote a long and helpful article about story revelations, surprises and epiphanies, and how to do them so they pack the necessary punch.
Major Awesomeness Ahead I was surprised but delighted to see Elana Johnson's interview with Love Inspired debut author Stacy Henrie, who is one of Elana's critique partners. Stacy's book, Lady Outlaw, was released this month. I'd already downloaded it to my Kindle. Can't wait to read it.
100 Top Teen Novels NPR asked teens to name their favorite YA novels. NPR then compiled the list, and what a FABULOUS list it is.
Discovering your Author Brand Stina Lindenblatt penned a good article on author branding.
Who do You Write To? Charlotte Rains Dixon offers some food for thought.
And for a tasty treat while reading all of this material: Homemade Oreos.