Friday, October 17, 2014

Friday's Links to Writing & Marketing Blog Posts

B: Roz Morris

Do you learn your storytelling from movies as much as from prose? Many of us do. While certain principles can be learned well from both media, others can’t.

I’ve already discussed a few points in previous posts – scenes with a lot of characters, short, choppy scenes and point of view and dialogue. Today I’m going to look at description.

Description in prose aims to give the reader an experience. It fills in the specifics. Description in scripts or screenplays – and novels by writers who don’t read a lot of prose – is often labels or generics. Let me show you what I mean.

Objects: The writer who is more tuned to movies might describe ‘1970s furniture’, or ‘a battered car’. But a great description in prose will talk about the chair shaped like a giant egg, the Toyota with a mismatched door and an unlevel fender.

People: . . .

Read the full article HERE!


If you missed my writing & marketing tweets and retweets yesterday, here they are again:
  1. 10 Easy Ways to Work Stretching Into Your Daily Routine
  2. At Frankfurt Book Fair: Phoning up a book | The Bookseller
  3. The Kill Zone: POV 102 - How to Avoid Head-Hopping
  4. Add an Element of Mystery to Every Genre - Elizabeth Spann Craig
  5. Why Don’t Publishers Fact Check Memoirs More Closely? - Publishing Perspectives
  6. Fiction University: NaNoWriMo Prep: Planning Your Novel’s Ending
  7. Novels aren’t movies – how to write great description in prose | Nail Your Novel
  8. Karen Woodward: What’s The Difference Between Mysteries And Thrillers?
  9. NaNo Prep: Are You Ready to Start Drafting? | Jami Gold, Paranormal Author  
  10. Analyzing a Mid-List Series (keys to success and room for improvement) | Lindsay Buroker
  11. Why You Shouldn't Put your Book on Amazon Pre-Order
  12. 9 Steps to Compelling Contagious Content for Your Social Media Marketing
  13. How to Use Visual Marketing to Sell Books
  14. How to Sell to Libraries– Top 10 Strategies for Independent Authors and Publishers - Marketing Tips For Authors
  15. Your Blog as Part of an Overarching Business Strategy : @ProBlogger
  16. ThrillWriting: Bullet Tutorial for Writers
Happy writing and running, Kathy

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