Wednesday, 7 July 2010

Here be gems of genius!

Every now and then, I like to share posts on other blogs with you - posts that I've found interesting, fun or useful, and that I hope might be of some interest or use to you, too. So let's kick off proceedings, shall we?

First off, go and check out the Chinese Whisperings website. If you're looking for quality short fiction, posted regularly, you'd do well to check out the writers contributing to this year's anthology (Wow, would you look at that? One of them is me!)

If you're a writer who always has multiple projects on the go, then perhaps this post on A Big Creative Yes will be of some use - maybe it's time you stopped cheating on your existing projects with new ideas...

A lot of blogs talk about 'what you need' for writing, but Fuel Your Writing condense the basics into one post.

If you write sci-fi, particularly about aliens, then perhaps this post over on the IO9 blog might give you some food for thought!

If you're looking for visual stimulation, then check out Audrey Kawasaki's truly stunning wood paintings...

Or maybe the daily photography of Leslie R. Lee? His photos are stunning, and having spoken to him on Twitter for a while, he's a lovely guy!

In the same vein, agent Rachelle Gardner has come up with a list of eleven non-writing related things you can do to become a better writer over on her blog. She also has another interesting post on how to keep track of small details like character descriptions or addresses throughout a novel.

If, like me, you're in the "novel-writing" process, then check out this Write it Sideways post about the debate over short or long first drafts.

For trouble writing dialogue, check out the first of Annie Evett's dialogue series over on Write Anything.  She's a very talented writer, and her tips are very useful.

And last but not least, no links post would be complete without a plug for my compatriots in Below the Fold. You can follow the links from my blog sidebar...

7 comments:

Jen Brubacher said...

Thanks for this, Icy. I hadn't seen Rachelle Gardner's non-writing-related ideas post, and it's really interesting and different (particularly since I get sort of tired of reading one tired "You MUST do this to be a better writer" article after another.)

Icy Sedgwick said...

Yeah, I think it's bizarre that you'd never dream of telling an artist to work in one way or another, yet writers are always being told what they have to do. So it's nice to break out and be just generally creative for a change.

Mono S. said...

I will not be told what to read; for shame!

Anyway, I can add my own links. Behold: RAH! RAH! STYLE REVOLT!

I R KING OF THE INTERNETS!

Mono S. said...

Speaking of links actually, I'm finally gonna add a blogroll to my site. I might even throw you a cookie.

(and yes, this is me awake at, like, 10am)

Icy Sedgwick said...

Yes Mono, you SHOULD put me on your blogroll. And I shall put you on mine.

Carrie said...

Yay, thanks for the links doll. :)

Leslie R. Lee said...

Hey, thanks for the mention. Appreciate that. I'll have to check out all the other links you mentioned as well.

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