Curation Corner: Let Hemingway do the work.

Click here or on the above word cloud for a 90-second run-through of The Hemingway App, an online pair of eyes [creepy, I know] that points out [without browbeating] a writing flaw or two.

Here is an opening sentence I used on another blog…and Hemingway’s feedback. [That hack…I’ve heard he claims to have written The Sun Also Rises and A Farewell to Arms.]

You just paste in your masterpiece and out comes the quick but helpful evaluation.

There is also a $20 desktop version.

Note: Thanks to websiteplanet.com for reminding me about The Hemingway App and a few other helpful tools.

Curation Corner: Solve painful writing problems in 5 steps

I never fail to learn new writing strategies when I visit Copyblogger. Just as valuable is the writers’ acknowledgement that writing is hard…followed by helpful approaches to mindset mixed in with a few hacks to jump start our efforts.

The graphic is just the outline of a post by Brian Clark that’s well worth saving. Check it out.

Hope it helps. It should…

Cruising the Web for writing wisdom

from https://twitter.com/i/lists/120501776 [Writing Gurus]


https://advicetowriters.com/advice/2013/6/7/do-not-sit-and-mope.html


Seven Methods to Inspire Your Next Book

from Writing Routines

Three of the methods:

  • Start with one character in one room.
  • Create the world your story will inhabit.
  • Make new stories from tired, old pieces.

Best writing advice ever? Compare yours with this.

As I’m sure most of you know, Quora offers a wealth of knowledge and personal experience [and bias] on a wide range of subjects.

So let’s dig for some writerly wisdom…much of it coming from folks like you and me…

https://www.quora.com/What-is-the-best-writing-advice-you-have-received

I hope you find something helpful and/or affirming.

Authors interviewing characters: 9+ examples

When I get bogged down in a story, I often resort to talking with my characters.

Books By Women features that very strategy, among plenty of other resources.

Here is a link to the first page of authors interviewing their characters. Click further to find additional interviews…of both characters AND the writers.