Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Tuesday's Links to Writing & Marketing Blog Posts

By: Ruth Harris

Writers write—except when we're staring into space or out the window, at a blank screen or an unfinished sentence.

From first draft to final draft, we spend a lot of our time looking for help, info, inspiration. Which is why the right list at the right time is a writer's best friend.

We are living in the information age. Just about anything a writer wants to know or needs to find out is just a few keystrokes away. No more trips to the library. No more scrolling through hard-to-read microfiche. No more searching through heavy tomes to find that one piece of information you're looking for.

We need—
  • a name—or a job or hometown—for a character
  • character traits, good and bad, for a hero, a villain or someone in between
  • a great setting for a book or a scene
  • to know what a lawyer, brick layer or middle manager actually does all day long
  • where a stripper buys her pasties and g-strings or an expert mountain climber stocks up on crampons and ice axes
  • a way for the bad guy to blow up a fishing shack or the hero to go beyond first aid to save a life

Research—the World Beyond Google

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