Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Tuesday's Links to Writing & Marketing Blog Posts

By: Karen Woodward

The web is replete with admonitions for writers to read. They range from Stephen King's terse "If you don't have time to read, you don't have the time (or the tools) to write. Simple as that." to W.P. Kinsella's kindly:

"Read! Read! Read! And then read some more. When you find something that thrills you, take it apart paragraph by paragraph, line by line, word by word, to see what made it so wonderful. Then use those tricks the next time you write."

I agree! But quotations like these leave an important question unanswered: How? How should we take others' prose apart so we may be enlightened? Are there techniques? Hints? Pointers?

The other day I found an article by Lee Goldberg on how to read critically. Mr Goldberg didn't set out to write about how to read critically (at least, I don't think he did), he was talking about adapting Nero Wolfe's books to the small screen. But, in so doing, he read Wolfe's stories critically and described his process. 

Before we get into that, what does all this talk of reading critically amount to? What are our goals?

What do we mean by reading critically?

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Read the full article HERE!


If you missed my writing & marketing tweets and retweets yesterday, here they are again:
  1. Fiction University: That's So Annoying: Adding Small Problems to Your Plot http://ow.ly/xwBEE
  2. The Millions : Book Clubs Mean Business http://ow.ly/xwC1s
  3. Writer Unboxed » 3 Insights That Lead to Successful Publishing Careers http://ow.ly/xwD06
  4. Karen Woodward: 5 Steps To Reading Critically http://ow.ly/xwD6l
  5. How To Read Like A Writer « terribleminds: chuck wendig http://ow.ly/xwDKq
  6. Things I wish I knew about creating characters when I started writing | Chris Andrews http://ow.ly/xwF3m
  7. Blood-Red Pencil: Marketing & Selling: The Same? http://ow.ly/xwGbs
  8. Modern-day novel writing | How to structure your story: tips from Joseph Cambell’s mythology http://ow.ly/xwGjj
  9. Should Authors Stick To One Genre? An Interview With Linda Gillard | Joanne Phillips http://ow.ly/xwGoX
  10. Advice On Writing For Writers From Writers | Nikki Woods: Global Visibility Expert http://ow.ly/xwGza
  11. 4 Signs That You're Not Writing Enough...and 4 Things You Can Do About It | LitReactor http://ow.ly/xwGXr
  12. How To Market A 99 Cent Ebook Sale On The Cheap | Molly Greene: Writer http://ow.ly/xwH67
  13. Turkey On The Hill - The Joe Craig Blog: Tips For Writing Action http://ow.ly/xwHwX
  14. Alice Hoffman: Five amazing tips to help you write your novel - Salon.com http://ow.ly/xwHLB
  15. Steve Piacente » 7 Tips for Better Sex (Scenes) http://ow.ly/xwI43
  16. Pub Hub: How Not to Begin Your Novel http://ow.ly/xwIsk
  17. Confessions of an Opinionated Book Geek - Writing Tips #117: Writing Dialogue In Accents and Dialect http://ow.ly/xwJew
Happy writing and running, Kathy 

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