Wednesday, February 4, 2009

More Writing Lessons

For those of you who have not yet gotten onto the gravy train, Alexandra Sokoloff has posted more writing tips/lessons to help you improve in the use of the craft.

Plants & Payoffs - extremely important tool all writers need to become adept at when writing and revising. Alex gives great and in depth examples. You'll also find a long comment from yours truly which provides additional examples.

What is "High Concept" - not sure if I supplied this link last week when Alex posted it so I'll do it again now. If I've posted it twice, so be it. This is an important topic. If you can't define this about a piece you're trying to sell, whether in the long of short version of writing, then chances are your readers aren't going to get the gist of your story either.

Here's an interesting DVD release - and a place to get it cheaper. Dark Dreamers - interviews with some of writings great modern authors. (Thanks to Hellnotes)

Just because: Its a catastrophe for the apostrophe in Britain - oh dear... (thanks to Janet Reid)


  1. I saw that whole apostrophe nonsense on the news at the weekend. Ridiculous.

  2. Thanks for the links. God knows I need them.