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Best Writing Advice (According to Writers) - Plus Winner of Contest

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My thanks to all of you who
took time to comment for my
blog anniversary contest
, and offer links to the most helpful
writing advice you've found online.

As a handy
reference, I thought I'd share links to all of the sites and articles
mentioned:

Where

the Rubber Meets the Road by agent Rachelle Gardner

How

to Work Less by Renegade Writer Linda Formichelli

A
Wailing Wall, A Laboratory, A Junk Drawer
by Joy Castro

Editing

Your Novel by Jo Lamb-White

The

Single Most Powerful Writing Tool You'll Ever See That Fits on One Page
by Larry Brooks

Liz's
Encouragement for Aspiring Writers
by Liz Curtis Higgs

How

to Make Your Novel a Page Turner by Elizabeth Sims (at Writer's
Digest)

Script Frenzy
(overview of resources)

Agent
Nathan Bransford's FAQs

Truth

Is a Consequence by Lilith Saint Crow

TED

Talk: Elizabeth Gilbert on Nurturing Creativity

What

Skills Does a Writer Need to Develop? by agent Chip MacGregor

Story

Structure Series #1: The Four Parts of a Story by Larry Brooks

Dialogue!

More like DIRE-logue!!! by Victor Finch

How
Do You Use Sensory Details?

You

Can't Make Something a Phenomenon by agent Nathan Bransford

Making

the Time to Write by Yasmine Galenorn

Story

Vs. Plot, Ghost Vs. Bones: Discuss by Chuck Wendig

Screenplay
Structure
by Michael Hauge

Bob Mayer's Who
Dares Wins Writing Tips

Now, for the moment
you've been waiting for.

The randomly selected winner from all
comments is Rick Carroll.

Congratulations,

Rick! I'll be dropping you a note soon about your VIP

prize, as well as a free registration to the next Writer's Digest Editors'
Intensive
.

Photo
credit: hellojenuine

Rimma Onoseta: On Trusting the Process of Revision

Rimma Onoseta: On Trusting the Process of Revision

Author Rimma Onoseta discusses how seeing other Black female authors on bookshelves encouraged her to finish writing her contemporary YA novel, How You Grow Wings.

Writer's Digest September/October 2022 Cover

Writer's Digest September/October 2022 Cover Reveal

Writer's Digest is excited to announce our Sept/Oct 2022 issue featuring our Annual Literary Agent Roundup, an interview with NYT-bestselling YA horror novelist Tiffany D. Jackson, and articles about writing sinister stories.

Your Story #120

Your Story #120

Write the opening line to a story based on the photo prompt below. (One sentence only.) You can be poignant, funny, witty, etc.; it is, after all, your story.

5 Tips for Writing as a Parent

5 Tips for Writing as a Parent

Author Sarah Grunder Ruiz shares how she fits writing into her life and offers 5 tips on how to achieve a sustainable writing life as a parent.

Poetry Prompt

Wednesday Poetry Prompts: 621

Every Wednesday, Robert Lee Brewer shares a prompt and an example poem to get things started on the Poetic Asides blog. This week, write an animal poem.

Why Is This Love Scene Here? How To Write Compelling Love Scenes

Why Is This Love Scene Here? How To Write Compelling Love Scenes

Not sure which way to turn when writing intimate scenes? Author Jo McNally shares how to write compelling love scenes that make sense for the story you’re writing.

How Can I Help You?

How Can I Help You?

Every writer needs a little inspiration once in a while. For today's prompt, your character is a high-end retail salesperson.

Phong Nguyen: On Freedom To Invent in Historical Fiction

Phong Nguyen: On Freedom To Invent in Historical Fiction

Award-winning author Phong Nguyen discusses his lifelong dream of writing his new historical fiction novel, Bronze Drum.

Historical Fiction Authors Don’t Expect Their Characters’ Battles To Appear in Modern Headlines, but Here We Are

Historical Fiction Authors Don’t Expect Their Characters’ Battles To Appear in Modern Headlines, but Here We Are

What happens to historical fiction when history repeats itself? Author Addison Armstrong discusses writing about the past and seeing it reflected in the present.