Friday, January 18, 2013

Improving Your Writing

Writing is hard. Writing takes time. Writing requires constant learning.

There are a few things writers can do to improve their writing, because let's face it--nobody's perfect. The three that I have found the most helpful have been reading books and magazines, watching videos, and searching the internet for resources (like YA Stands). Here are just a few that I have found extremely helpful.

Writing Books:

1.  On Writing by Stephen King
2.  Bird by Bird by Anne Lamott



Writing Magazine:






Web Resource:

Last year I met Dan Wells at BEA. He has such a positive energy surrounding him, and if you've read Partials you know that he is a very smart writer. On YouTube, Dan has posted a five video series discussing the 7 Step Story Structure. Using examples like Star Wars and Harry Potter make for an entertaining learning experience. Check out Dan's website that links to the video series.








2 comments:

  1. Those Dan Wells videos were excellent. Thank you for referring to them.

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  2. I will check the videos this weekend. They look like the will be excellent help for any writer, new or established. Thanks:)

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