Blog Treasures 05-21

Welcome to my weekly roundup of the best Treasures I’ve found on the blogsphere during the past week. Glad you stopped by, enjoy!

I have to start out by sharing an incredible networking idea for writers started recently on Twitter.  Kristen Lambs’ incredible Twitter twibe, #MyWANA. Join in the Love Revolution – #MyWANA. The writers road is a difficult one that is far more worthwhile when others support the journey. We are not alone, come join us!

Scott Eagan has a great post on using plot devices that make sense rather than taking the convenient approach (i.e. easy and predictable trope). Plot Devices and other Stupid Things

Janice Hardy It’s Showtime: Show vs. Tell If you can do it then its showing if not its telling. Great examples of all the points she portrays makes learning and brushing up painless.

Interested in more ways to turn your mind into an “idea generator” for blogs, stories and novels. Aliventures gives us an excellent post on this at How to come up with lots of Great Ideas.

Are you one of the many that struggle with revision. Having a good clean process in mind makes all the difference. Suzannah Windsor Freeman of Writer Unboxed has some great ideas to assist us at 7 Tasks to bridge your First and Second Drafts.

Can you see it coming? The effective use of Foreshadowing is a powerful tool in the writers tension and drama kit. Alisa Kleins’ The Physiology of Foreshadowing explores the heart of the topic. Guest post at the Other Side of the Story (Janice Hardy).

The Bookshelf Muse continues to evolve into one of the best writer resources on the net with the addition of Sensory Saturday. Their newest feature explores how to deepen and strengthen our writing through the effective use of sensory description. This is a must see for all writers!

Henrietta Lacks is a name most do not know, however, she has saved more lives since her death than any human that has ever lived. Want to know how? Check out this incredible post Do you have a Favorite Book? by the brilliant Jess Witkins.

Kait Nolan reviews Larry Brook’s Story Engineering this week. For those of you not familiar with Larry or this incredible resource on Structure have a look. Kait does an wonderful job of showing the power and potential that Story Engineering carries for authors of all genres.

Feel free to share any Blog Treasures you’ve discovered this week in the comments.

Happy blogging and peaceful journeys!

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About Gene Lempp

Gene Lempp is a writer blending elements of alternate history, the paranormal, fantasy, science fiction and horror for dark and delicious fun. He unearths stories by digging into history, archeology, myth and fable in his Designing from Bones blog series. “Only the moment is eternal and in a moment, everything will change,” sums the heart of his philosophy. You can find Gene at his Blog, Twitter, Facebook, Goodreads, WANATribe, Google+, Pinterest and StumbleUpon.
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4 Responses to Blog Treasures 05-21

  1. Hi Gene!

    Great information, as usual. I love that you share the tidbits you find, everyone’s interests are different, and it is surprising what you can learn in a just a few well formed sentences.

    Cheers!
    MJ

    • Gene Lempp says:

      Hi Mary Jo!

      Mash-ups are a great idea. There is so much out there on the net that they provide a valuable resource for people looking for quality content.

      Cheers!

  2. Jess Witkins says:

    Thanks for the shout out! Tomorrow’s my editing day, so I’ll be checking out all those helpful writing blogs. Hope to accomplish lots!

    • Gene Lempp says:

      Hi Jess!

      You always have great content, my pleasure to include you 🙂

      Best of luck with the editing tomorrow and hope the links are helpful to your journey.

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