(Just to let you folks know, I'm constantly editing this page, except for when I end up taking a break from editing this page. ;-) I have added new links and substituted a new link for an old, non-working basic plots thing, plus found a new one , offering alternates to those seven plots. I believe that both total seven apiece, so does that make for a total of fourteen basic plots?
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AAccents and Diacritical Marks
: accents, diacritical marks - non-standard characters signs that change the sound of letters and words.addall.com/used
. Lists 20 different book sites at ascending prices (commercial, but useful--my brother-in-law gave this link to me when he'd heard I was buying the Oz books from amazon.com).alden.nuAnatomy of a Logline
They're discussing this on the OWW writing
list now and its application to a novel.
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(Vampire magazine)http://Bulwer-LyttonBasic Plots in Literature, Seven
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On MSN it's called 1k words per week or something, NaNoWriYe 05 in a place or two -- but the basic goal is to write a novel in a year, or around 50-52k worth of a novel.
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Archetype storytelling cards
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. Lots of links in the beginning, scroll past them and you'l find the gem, the nuts and bolts.Hugh Cook's Notes II
. Lots of links in the beginning, scroll past them and you'l find the gem, the nuts and bolts.Writing the Tight (Bare Bones) Synopsis
By Beth Anderson © 2001 (Workshop Presentation at Autumn Authors' Affair XIV) Summary of the bare-bones outline/synopsis. Discussion/advice ranges from the one to the twelve page synopsis.Writing The Dreaded Synopsis
by Carolyn JewelA Writer's Main Selling Tool - The Synopsis By Marcella Kampman © 2003
Warning: The above uses the movie rather than the book The Wizard of Oz
for sample synopsis. You can tell by the descriptions of both Dorothy and the slippers, assuming that you've read the book.Basic synopsis, according to Vivian Teresa Beck of the Vivian Beck Agency:
Step 1: Start With A Hook.
Step 2: Introduction of Characters.
Step 3: Construct the Body of Your Synopsis.
Step 4: Use Three or Four Paragraphs to Write the CRISIS and RESOLUTION of Your Story.
Step 5: Revise your synopsis.Five Steps To Writing A Synopsis
by Vivian Teresa Beck
The five basic building blocks to writing a synopsis.How do I write a book synopsis?
Writing a synopsis is sometimes harder than writing a book. Here are some tips to writing a synopsis that sells.Conquering the Dreaded Synopsis
by Lisa GardnerMastering the Dreaded Synopsis - Condensing Your Novel
by Lee Masterson
Writing a synopsis is one of the most daunting chores a writer must face. After spending months lovingly crafting a complex plot, realizing and nurturing a cast of characters and painstakingly selecting the right prose for descriptions, how do you then summarize your masterpiece in just 2 or 3 pages?Outlining Your Script or Story
by Thomas B. Sawyer
A synopsis is generally defined as a one-to-four page narrative description of what happens in your story, told with some sizzle, since it will likely be used as a selling tool –- to entice an agent, publisher or producer to take a look at your manuscript.WRITING THE SYNOPSIS (FOR FICTION)
-- Farris Literary Agency, Inc.
The idea is to simply tell your entire story, from start to finish, as briefly and succinctly as you can.A Writer's Main Selling Tool - The Synopsis By Marcella Kampman © 2003
Outlines and Synopses: Synopses by Robert J. Sawyer Actual synopses for four of Sawyer's novels (and outlines for several more.)
Writing a Synopsis from the Ground Up" by Dee-Ann Latona LeBlanc
Breaking it down: one sentence, one paragraph, on page, and longer synopses.
"Writing the Tight (Bare Bones) Synopsis" by Beth Anderson
0-"How to Write a Synopsis" by Marg Gilks
A step-by-step approach.
Tara K. Harper Science Fiction/Fantasy Author
Tech of writing/Outlines and notes of story writing, the
The Word Meter.
2005 OWW World's Strongest Writer Marathon!
The Fiction Writer’s Page
The Writing Life
Tips for Fiction Writers: Structure.
TypeCharge Word, Line and Character Counter
Title Scorer. Lulu Title Scorer--Put Your Title to the Test.
The Erotic Thesaurus
Tradukilo (an online Esperanto translator)
Vision: A Resource for Writers.
What Works And Doesn't Work in a Writer's Website BookBanter is a community and resource site for writers publishing and promoting online. The site is owned, designed and maintained by Sarah Mankowski | WordThunder Publications
Women-Ink.com, women's book coach Katey Coffing Ph.D.
Writely.com--on-line word processor.
Writer's Window Story Builder
writerz-inc. Recommended by punkprincess: Writing - Literary Consultants (U.K.)
Writing Fiction (blog for the editor of The Fiction Writer's Page, above).
Writing Flash Fiction Using Bubble Diagrams.
Writing from the Editor's Perspective: Diana Gill Conference.
Writing on the Web: Nine Winning Habits of Successful Authors. Some hard-and-fast bits for those who want to write.
Writing Prompts and Useful Sites
"Writing Science Fiction and Fantasy" by Jeffrey A. Carver (free, on-line course, apparently)
writing-world.com advice index.
writing.org. This is a noncommercial Web site for writers. It's sponsored, edited, and written by Durant Imboden.
Alan Wyatt's Word Tips
Web Frequency Indexer
Free Trial Download: Hermetic Word Frequency Counter 2.07
1. Developing the Fictional World Through mapping
2. Constructed World
3. 30 Days of World Building
4. Peter's Guide to Map Creation
5. Writing Fantasy-A Creative Approach to World Building
6. Session Assignments for World Builders
7. Words, Works, Worlds
8. Three Rules of Fantasy Worldbuilding
9. Writing Fantasy - A Creative Approach to World Building
10. Free Worksheets for Writers or RPG
11. World-Building Workshop ~ Naming Your World and Choosing a Heirarchy
12. Fantasy World Building Questions
Writer's Blogs & Websites
Annalee Blysse. Adult-oriented literature, but also, her website references some writer's groups of interest (and thank you for the kind words. I do try to maintain some helpful and interesting links here).
Ann Vremont's writer's page.
Blogging My First Novel
Adam Wieland's blog (from The Parasitorium on Yahoo Groups.
Feath's Tarot Quick Question. Writer's thing.
Fiction Writing Blog, the: Articles, Writing Exercises, Prompts and More....: Saturday, February 28, 2004
Fourth and Fifth Grade Writing Links
Harlan Ellison's web site (And Harlan, if you're reading this--you were nice to my daughter at that I-Con that her father and I were volunteering at (we're since divorced) and she was already going through enough shit at home then. I was already a fan before seeing you there, and I'm still one, even after talking with you (but then, I don't think I ever did anything to get a dose of the Ellison temper, lol). You and your wife, IMO, are both lovely people, you were both so nice to her. Thank you.
(Hey, it's my blog. I can insert messages here and there, as well as links.)
Julie Cornewell's Blog
Limyaael's Fantasy Fiction Rants.
Michelle Styles Blog.
Paperback Writer. Novel III: Outlining.
Piers Anthony's website.
Ron Leming's Website
The Slush God Speaketh Being a blog characterized by brief flurries of creativity followed by prolonged periods of inactivity, which depicts the adventures of a young man whose principal interests are science fiction, slush, audiobooks, and heavy metal.
The Writing Life. Terry Whalin's blog, and it has some good advice and insight into the writer's life.
WHAT DOES THE RISE OF FANTASY MEAN?
A Writer's Jottings: Writing Prompts Collection - Part 1
Borland Shakespearian Insult Generator.
Cybernetic Engines Writing Prompt Generator.
Creative Writing Prompts
Creative Writing Resources.
Expository Writing Prompts
Feath's Bookcase: Writer's Prompts.
Instant Muse Poetry Generator
Links to daily writing prompts and generators.
Narrative Essay Prompts
OnceWritten.com writing prompt generator.
Random Compliment Generator.
Seventh Sanctum Generators.
Shakespearean Insult Generator
Surrealist Compliment Generator.
The Writing Spark
Wake Up Writing
writersdigest.com writing prompts
WritingFix.com Daily Prompt Generator.