Got the day right this time! Zoe has the weekly recap, and today’s post–On Suspense and Tension. Tune in next week for Revision and Self-Editing for Publication by David Scott Bell.
Apparently I had a brain fart yesterday and thought it was Thursday. So here’s yesterday’s Dirty Birds post on setting.
Three Dirty Birds are chirping about Chuck Wendig’s Kick-Ass Writer and what he says about Protagonists. Kate: It was funny. I was watching Curse of the Black Pearl yesterday with the writers’ commentary turned on, and they were talking about how Elizabeth was the protagonist, because everything that happened was because of choices she...
Over at Zoe’s blog. Can I just mention that we’re getting a bit frustrated with Chuck’s book? It’s definitely not meant to be read in large chunks.
We’re over at Ana’s blog, which as you know is the site for all plotting and mayhem, right? Wait, what do you mean it’s not that kind of plot?
Three Dirty Birds are back from vacation–uh, sick leave/work overload, to chat about Chuck Wendig’s Kick-Ass Writer, and his chapter on Sentences. Ana: *brushes the sand out of her feathers* We’re talking about sentences? I can write sentences. And fragments. Zoe: The thing that impressed me most in this chapter was the revelation that...
Zoe’s got our weekly wrap-up and today’s post on description.
Hee hee hee, the Three Dirty Birds are turning into sleepy birds, with the advent of winter and shorter days. Ana meant to post this yesterday.
In the run-up to NaNoWriMo, it seems appropriate that the Dirty Birds are taking on the chapter on novel prep in Chuck Wendig’s Kick-Ass Writer. Ana: Number one made me think, hey, I had Lyme’s, it wasn’t easy. But then, neither is plotting. I’m actually really bad at it. Zoe: I could never do...
Zoe’s got the recap of this week’s posts, plus Chuck Wendig’s advice on blowing past your writer’s block.