Ten Descriptive Writing Practices by Melissa Donovan from writingforward.com
Exercises in descriptive writing for contemporary audiences.
I think this radical change in how we approach description is directly tied to the wide availability of film, television, and photography. Let’s say you were living in the 19th century, writing a story about a tropical island for an audience of northern, urban readers. You would be fairly certain that most of your readers had never seen such an island and had no idea what it looked like.
9 Easily Preventable Mistakes Writers Make with Dialogue by Joanna Penn from thecreativepenn.com
Not all conversations in your story need to be spelled out in full. Sometimes, you’ll want to give the reader a quick summary – and you can do that with indirect speech.
Naming Your Novel by Laura M from Laura’s website
Titles are the worst. I can’t think of a decent title for anything. This is a great article, even if you are a genius at naming your projects.
Be specific. Instead of “Crown of Flowers,” choose “Crown of Daisies.”
The Character Most Writers Get Wrong (And How to Fix It) by Mandy Wallace
You’ll find INTJs cast in villain roles everywhere. From Professor Moriarty and Lex Luther to Emperor Palpatine and Khan, INTJs are the personality type that people love to hate.
Top 4 Ways to Edit Your Own Writing by Sagan Morrow
2) Read backwards.
This is an effective way to check for typos
Writing a Bilingual Character: Tips from simplewritingtips.tumblr.com
Covers realistic and unrealistic ways bilingual speakers use language.
Suddenly saying something in their second language, when they were just conversing in their first language. There’s a mental switch you need to make when changing from a conversation in one language to a conversation in another which makes those situations pretty unlikely.
What To Do When A Scene Isn’t Working by Cassandra Jaye
Handwrite for a day. This will muffle the voice of your pesky inner editor, the one who is telling you that everything you write is shit. You’ll be able to do your first edit as you’re transcribing the pages into your favorite word processor.