Monday, July 16, 2012

who you should get to know ...

 I follow a lot of blogs but there are only a very few whose feed I get via email. One of them is Janice Hardy, who never fails to offer something I can use, be it a real life diagnostic on someone's sample or one of the over 500 articles she's written on plotting, voice, character, pov, and just about every other writer-related subject you can think of.

Another one is Wordplay, K. M. Weiland's site, which also has great posts on writing, a free ebook on crafting characters (which I have and love), and offers these words of wisdom: You're a Writer. Claim the title.

The third I'll mention is The Bookshelf Muse, which is "dedicated to helping writers via descriptive tools, knowledge sharing, and support," and the place to go if you need help with character traits, emotion*, or setting. They've got all the words and then some.

What sites have you found helpful? 


* remember I mentioned their book, THE EMOTION THESAURUS, a few weeks back? Well, I've got it and it now sits on my desk within easy reach :)



25 comments:

  1. So agree with all these suggestions. I follow Janice's blog and The Bookshelf Muse regularly. I need to follow Wordplay more often too.

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    1. I get all their feeds now :)

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  2. I love Janice Hardy's blog~ I have no idea how she maintains it while being a kickass author, but I'm glad that sharing her knowledge of "the craft" is still high on her list :) The Bookshelf Muse is awesome, too! I hadn't heard of Wordplay, so thanks for the recommendation :)

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    1. yeah I'd like to know how she manages it, too!

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  3. Hadn't heard of the Wordplay site. Thanks for the link.

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  4. I should check those out. I follow K.M. Weiland on Twitter, but I don't follow her blog. Thanks for the links, Marcy!

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    1. They are all excellent places to learn stuff.

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  5. I've heard of those! Mooderino's site always offers awesome writing tips. I think I Tweet almost all of her posts.

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    1. yes, I've been to Mooderino's as well and you are correct! Awesome posts on writing. I'll have to add her blog to my list of places to share.

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  6. Thanks for sharing, I follow two of the three and I'm going to check out the third now. I love to pay it forward!

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    1. I love to share - as long as it isn't cake :)

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  7. All great sites. I just recently found Janice Hardy's site and totally love it.

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  8. I'll have to check those out.

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    1. I think you'll like them - in fact, I'd be surprised if you didn't.

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  9. I must have been under a rock because I've never been to Janice Hardy's blog before. That's been fixed! :)

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  10. Thanks so much for the links, and thanks for visiting my blog. I'm happy I don't have to call you "MSH" on Unicorn Bell anymore. Those were excellent crits, btw. :-)

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    1. Thank you! I admit, I was a little worried.

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  11. Thx for sharing! I haven't got The Emotion Thesaurus. It's on my list. :)

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    1. I've only had it a short while but I love it already :)

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  12. Thanks for the recommendations. I only follow two of the three, but will be sure to remedy that right away. I also bought "The Emotion Thesaurus", and absolutely love it.

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