The How to Write Shop has only been up and running a few months, but in that time we believe we’ve had some excellent articles. Today, we want to highlight a few that have top scores from readers, aka most visited.
Number Five comes from columnist and young adult author, Kristi Cook on writing young adult novels and if this genre really is the land of opportunity so many seem to think it is.
Number Four was from columnist and frequent NanoWriMo participant Jenna Reynolds on surviving NanoWriMo. Jenna put together quite the list of resources.
Number Three is a recent post on writing conferences in the first quarter of 2011. If you haven’t checked this one out yet, now is definitely the time. And feel free to leave tips for us as to conferences in second quarter (or first) of 2011. We’ll be putting together a post on that soon.
Number Two was not only one of our most visited posts, it was also discussed and tweeted quite a bit too. It’s by columnist and horror/fantasy author Alex Bledsoe. Alex looked at putting realism into writing fantasy by actually taking up that sword.
And Number One was one of our very earliest posts, so one you may have missed. It is on writing book carrying characters by columnist and romance/urban fantasy author, Lori Devoti. Lori provides a checklist of things all great characters have. (You also might want to give a visit to another article Lori wrote on characters…a writer’s character study of Scrooge. This post took the sixth spot on our most visited list of 2010.)
In other news at the How to Write Shop, online writing courses are starting soon. You can sign up now for WordPress for Writers, taught by Lori Devoti, or Constructing Your Novel by Kathy Steffen. Both teach not only here, at the How to Write Shop, but also in person at the University of Wisconsin Write by the Lake Program. Lori is also teaching three classes this spring at the University of Wisconsin’s Writer’s Institute.
Other classes to watch for are Tarot for Writers by Jenna Reynolds, SEO for Writers by Monica Valentinelli, Self-Publishing isn’t for Sissies by Lori Devoti and Writing a Page-Turner by Kathy Steffen. If you are interested in any of these, sign up for the How To Write Shop newsletter, or drop us a note.
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