Top 10 Writing Tips and the Psychology Behind It

Painting by Geoffrey Johnson
Painting by Geoffrey Johnson

We’ve all read oodles of books and articles on writing tips. Take a moment to read this outstanding post: http://withoutbullshit.com/blog/10-top-writing-tips-psychology/ over at Josh Bernoff’s blog, Without Bullshit. You won’t regret it. Plus, there’s a cool printable chart to hang near your writing area.

Five Sentence Synopsis – Surgery for your WIP

Writers Nook at Shakespeare & Co., Paris  Credit: Bloomsbury Publishing
Writers Nook at Shakespeare & Co., Paris
Credit: Bloomsbury Publishing

I came across a useful article about the Five Sentence Synopsis, a tool to use when self-editing or plotting your novel. It’s five targeted sentences you write about one character focusing on either story structure, internal journey, or romantic arc.

Check out the entire post written by Camy Tang below:

Five sentence synopss for your WIP

Tips for Achieving NanoWrimo Success

Before you embark on NanoWrimo, check out this useful article by Lisa Cron at WriterUnboxed.com Story First, Writing Second – Especially Come November

Only three weeks to go until NanoWrimo begins. Make the most of your time by having your storyline prepared first, then you can write your heart out.