Wednesday, July 1, 2015

#IWSG: Helpful #Writing Resources

Sometimes, a post written by another writer can provide the inspiration or motivation you might need to push yourself to the next level ... or to simply write the next word in your current project. Below are a few posts that I've recently found inspiring. I hope they help you, too.
The first Wednesday of the month is Insecure Writer's Support Group! If you've not heard of the group before ... click on the link below the picture and check out the fantastic resources and support this group has to offer.

Here are some additional links to posts that I've enjoyed recently:

Do you ever get distracted by a "shiny new idea" before you've finished the hard work on your project in progress? If so, here's a great post for you:

Do you struggle to show the emotions of your characters (without over-using clenched stomachs and gritted teeth)? Here's a great lesson on the topic of emotions:

Do you have trouble deciding what point of view to utilize in your story telling? Check out this post:


  1. I used to get distracted by shiny new ideas before the current one was finished all the time. Now, my muse has gotten better, but will still interrupt from time to time with something new.

  2. With my last WIP, now finished and shiny, I had to go back to add a lot more character emotion and physical responses. I had a great beta reader though who pointed these areas out.

  3. Ooh thanks for the link on POV! I am down to the wire deciding which tense to write in for my new project with 3 character POVs.

    1. Hi Stephsco, I still have links up on my blog on POV that you might like to check out. Good luck deciding. :)

  4. Thanks for sharing Margo, these links will come in handy.

  5. Thanks for the links Margo! That second one had great before and after examples. I love working with real examples when learning techniques.

    Tanya Miranda - Writer, Dreamer, Intergalactic Superhero

  6. Your post will provide a really useful resource. Thank you. And I look forward to more.

  7. I've needed all of these posts at one time or another. Thanks for sharing!

  8. I think I am focused and visual, so my character's POV comes out quickly, in pieces, gradually painting the picture of the character. Thanks for such a post.

  9. These are great links Margo!
    Thanks for sharing.
    (Love the character development chart too)