In case you don’t have enough websites bookmarked, Facebook pages liked, or other favorite internet places on your check-every-day list, I am sharing some of my favorite time-wasters, ah, I mean websites and blogs that have interesting information, tips, and inspiration for writers.
There is a new scholarly blog that I just love (I love the recent focus on the scholarly aspect of popular romance) – Penetrating Analysis by Anne Bornschein. She just started the blog in December but I like the posts and links she has up. Besides the fabulous title, she has links to some of her favorite pages, other romance scholar pages, and books she is currently reading (a good place to find well-written new romances). Her site states that she plans to post a couple times a week. I particularly like this one entitled “Why Study Romance as Literature.”
Eight Lady Jeanne sent this one to the other ladies recently – Advanced Fiction Writing by Randy Ingermanson. There is an E-zine with good fiction writing information and some good articles on the site. I particularly like this one on The Snowflake Method. He does sell a few products which I have not purchased. I’d be interested to know if anyone else has.
A good blog I found by following a link on Facebook is Writers Write founded by Amanda Patterson. There are informative posts like this one on the four-act structure (which I use), but there are also interesting graphics and captioned pictures that pop up on Facebook that are inspiring and/or funny and help keep my writing spirits up. The Writer’s Almanac is a good one to like on Facebook because little quotes pop up on your feed. Individual pages I have found helpful are Neil Gaiman’s 8 Rules of Writing and 6 Tips On Writing From john Steinbeck.
And of course TED. We recently replaced our broken elliptical with a new on in our workout area at home. I have taken advantage of my time on it to catch up on all the TED talks I keep meaning to watch like these 10 or these 11. Elizabeth Gilbert has a good one on Your Elusive Creative Genius.
Happy time wasting! Do you have any favorites to share?