Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Tuesday may be your good news day?

How to Silence Negative Voices by Josh Irby at The Positive Writer (h/t to John R)
glipho, a blogging network (h/t to Mim L)
Ha! Fun! Automatic plot generator. Who knows; perhaps brilliance will emerge? (h/t to Peter B)
...along the same lines, a delightful list of generators. Goes along with this very nicely. (h/t to Veda L)
Calls for submissions (h/t to Veda L)

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Tuesday, Tuesday—can't trust that day

  • Ten rules for writing fiction, from The Guardian (h/t to Kyle J)
  • Obituary for sci-fi author and writers' advocate A.C. Crispin. Crispin was part of Writer Beware and in addition to her literary legacy leaves behind a community of writers smarter and cannier than before they ran across Writer Beware. She'll be missed, and not just in sci-fi circles. (h/t to Steven G)
  • From Nick's Writing Blog: Going Plot-Fishing (h/t to John R)
  • Three things to keep in mind while brainstorming, from the Office of Letters and Light (h/t to Darlene R)
  • Speculation about movie ratings, "censorship," and adaptations (h/t to Steven G)

Tuesday, Tuesday. Sometimes things just work out that way. Hope everyone's having a great week.

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

It must be Tuesday!

Managing Critique in Writing Workshops (h/t to Jane H)
Guest Writers for Monkey Pickles (h/t to Veda L)
Poets & Writers (h/t to Darlene R)
Stephen King on Writing and More (h/t to Adrienne H M)

Sorry for the lack of commentary. Fearless Leader Cassandra is about to keel over from lack of sleep. Zzz. Thanks for sharing, guys!

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Tuesday Link Round Up

A day late and more than a dollar short, I apologize whole heartedly for the delay of this week's link round up. I intended to do it as soon as I was done with a meeting, and we all know the road to hell is paved with good intentions, and unfortunately I ended up taking a three hour nap on the floor with the dog.

So, without further ado, here are the links for this week. Ya'll were busy.

First up, Dave Farland offers five strategies to get writing for when we need a kick in the pants but the motivation isn't there. (Thanks John for posting that, I certainly need to read that through)

Next, we have The Five Biggest Fiction Writing Mistakes and how to fix them posted by the Writer's Digest and shared with the group by Mim.

Jane shared an inspiring 9 Famous Authors Rejected by Publishers reminding us that even when we face rejection we're in some really amazing company.

John also shared with us a free essay on Amazon on How to Write a New York Best Seller in 10 Easy Steps

Next up, we have Steve sharing The Big 6 Tv Writing Fellowships via A TV Calling.

Kyle shared with us a game that we should all play at the NaNo Kick off party. The Novelist, The Game Hopefully it includes "trolling on Tumblr", and "Posting cute kitten pictures on facebook' options.

And finally, Kyle shared a New York Times article with us on Writers on Writing a great essay peppered with advice.

That's all until next week everyone! Thanks for being so amazing!


Tuesday, August 13, 2013

You've been busy monkeys, posting all the links

The lack of official write-ins this month isn't slowing anybody down, I see. Excellent.

Whew! I think that's it. But please, if I overlooked anything? Share it in the comments. Thanks for contributing so much, guys, and it's definitely not just links. Love seeing everyone coming to the group for mutual support/ass-kicking/et cetera.

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Oh dear. It's been a while. (And it is Tuesday, isn't it?)

...these were all I could find from what I have to admit was a cursory scroll-back through the Facebook page. Sorry for missing a few weeks; I just started a new job and everything is chaotic. (Excuses, excuses. Now sit back and listen to all my excuses for losing July's Camp NaNoWriMo! Much more exciting than the little I did manage to get written in July, at any rate.)

Congratulations to everyone who won Camp, and here's to me not forgetting to update this blog. 

If I overlooked any linky goodness, comment on this post with the good stuff. If you're interested in Self-Promotion Saturday, please send me and Shelly a message via the book of faces. 

Keep writing; we're seeing tons of posts on Facebook updating us about progress made on first drafts and revisions, and it's heartwarming. Keep writing. (Self, are you listening?)

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Mellow midsummer linkery

What the heck. How is it even Tuesday again already? I call shenanigans. But on to the links:

First of all, beloved Sockmonkey founder and leader emerita Darlene R shared a fragrant bouquet of links:

Themes and Variations
Random Name Generator
Common Errors in English
11 Rules of Writing, Grammar, and Punctuation

Thanks for looking out for us, Darlene!

A wonderful visual from the NYT, courtesy Kyle J. I seriously love this and should probably print it out and pin it above my computer monitor. Gracias, Kyle.

Other than that I don't think we've shared too many external links this week, but scrolling back through the FB page I do see a whole lot of Sockmonkeys reaching out for feedback on story ideas, writing techniques, research, et cetera. Plenty of people-helping-people and it's just right on. Right on, Sockmonkeys.