Official Website of Jami Gold, Paranormal Author12 Useful Websites to Improve Your Writingby Johnny Webber 1. Words-to-Use.com – A different kind of thesaurus. 2. 3. 4. 5. 750words.com – Write three new pages every day. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12.Writing Forward: Creative Writing Tips and Ideas
WRITERS HELPING WRITERS | Home of The Bookshelf MuseWRITERS HELPING WRITERS | Home of The Bookshelf MuseBody Language: An Artistic Writing ToolBy Sharla Rae Have you ever people-watched and tried to guess by facial expressions and body movements what people are feeling or thinking? This non-verbal communication of emotion, state of mind or state of physical well-being is known as body language. Body Language is one of the most artistic and useful tools in the writing craft. The art: Writers paint word visuals of a character’s movements in the reader’s mind and this art is crucial in making our characters look and act like real people rather than stick characters moving around on the page. The tools: I demonstrated how to use body language as a tool to eliminate clunky saidisms in my blog, “Dialogue Tags: How To Kill Some Of The Little Buggers,– showing who’s speaking rather than telling. Body language may also be used to set the tone or atmosphere in a scene. Body language includes facial expressions. One of my fav TV series is Lie To Me. The key to great body language is simple. Joe walked/ran across the street. Head Movement Nose
Profile for James O. ThachGet Me Writing » Get Me Writing – A resource and companion for aspiring creative writersLightning BugFree Printables for Writing Your Novel | Tricia GoyerAre you interested in writing a novel but you don’t want to start? Do you learn by doing? Do you want easy-to-use worksheets to help novel writing made sense? I’ve pulled together a ton of FREE Printables for you. Story Ideas Create a Writer’s Notebook! Character Creation This series of worksheets will help you get to know your character’s personality, what they want, and how they might try to overcome challenges. More of my Favorite Printables… TheWritersCraft.com has a great set of worksheets. Elizabeth Span Craig has collected a long list of wonderful tools and worksheets made by and for novelists! Annie Neugbauer’s Plotting Worksheet is for writers who have scattered ideas that need to be worked into a basic plot structure. Writer’s Digest has a wonderful index of worksheets to help you write your novel in 30 days. Print! Which Printables will most helpful to you and your next novel? I’m giving away 20 of my books next Friday!