Read these wonderful articles, and spend the rest of the weekend creating stuff.
Things are not always what they seem.
- Before color film.
- You don’t have to use expensive editing programs to make fabulous photographs.
- Book nerd? Yeah, me, too.
- This short story took me for a ride.
- Some quick sketches and some more detailed drawings.
- Think you’d like to speed up time? Be careful what you wish for.
- Do you like puns? I laughed at almost every one of these.
- Amazing murals.
- Do you enjoy Christian fiction? Here’s a great reading list.
- Colorful umbrellas are a work of art.
- The science students of today are the rock stars of tomorrow.
- Lovely portraits of famous celebrities.
Imaginative creations by artistic people:
A dozen articles to amaze and inspire you.
For your idea-sparking pleasure:
You’re working on a novel, but you’re afraid it just doesn’t have the punch you want it to have. What can you do?
Luckily, the internet is full of advice for writers. Gleaned from sixteen of the best writing websites, these articles will help you make your fiction shine.
- Advice for the first draft.
- Seven different ways to plot your story.
- Mapping your story threads.
- Beat Sheet cheat sheet.
- Choose your exposition carefully.
- Using point of view, narrative nearness, and action to make your story come alive.
- Get to know your characters.
- How to make your characters suffer.
- Writing with suspense.
- Subtlety and subtext in dialogue.
- Using indirection of image to help the reader understand your character’s emotion.
- Ten sneaky overwriting traps to avoid.
- Using Margie Lawson’s EDITS System to plan your rewrite.
- What if your novel is really a short story?
- Write a short story.