For Writers

Last update 04 November 2021.

Writing, Generally and Specifically
My tagged blog posts on the craft of writing.
How to Learn to Write.
How To Write A Novel (in 72 easy steps!).
Short Fiction FAQ.
On opening sentences.
Some Practical Worldbuilding Techniques.
Making the Paranormal Real: Boundaries and Consequences.
Some Notes on Revising a Novel.
Writing Historical Detail.
Dialogue Tricks.
Size Does Matter.
Reading for the Writer.
Breaking Chapters.
Tell Not Show.
Myers-Briggs Characterization.
Building Setting: Inherent Conflict.
Active Settings.
Descriptive Worldbuilding.
Hooks and Anchors.
Kinesics in Fiction.
Three essays about paranormal romance/erotica.
Pithy Writing Advice.
Books on Writing.
The Official Real Writer Certificate courtesy of author Janni Simner.

Recommended Books About Writing:
Writing the Other by Nisi Shawl and Cynthia Ward.
Steering the Craft: Exercises and Discussions on Story Writing for the Lone Navigator or the Mutinous Crew by Ursula K. LeGuin.
The Art of Time in Fiction: As Long as It Takes by Joan Silber.
About Writing: Seven Essays, Four Letters, & Five Interviews by Samuel R. Delany.
Take Joy: A Writer’s Guide to Loving the Craft by Jane Yolen.
Storyteller: Writing Lessons and More from 27 Years of the Clarion Writers’ Workshop by Kate Wilhelm.

Writing Erotica, tips and techniques
About Writing Erotic Short Fiction.
Writing (Erotic) Short Fiction – FAQ.
Five Tips for Writing Erotica.
Making it Good.
Making Stories Stand Out.
Writing Explicitly.
Realism in Fantasy (Sex), guest post by Cecilia Tan.
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