Friday, April 27, 2012

Link Blitz

We've got some fantastic links this week! But first, let me introduce what I think is the most important one.

Brandon Sanderson is the best writing teacher and panelist ever. He's smart, he's animated, and he encourages participation. As you may know, I took his class at BYU twice (once as a student and once as an auditor), and it is hands-down the best class I've ever taken for my craft, and better than any book I've ever read.

SO GREAT NEWS. Brandon (or someone) has recorded his classes and posted them online for our enjoyment. Not as great as being there in person, but I very strongly recommend watching these! It's like Writing Excuses only visual and a MILLION times better.

The "Intro to the Class" video is here. Or skip it and use the navigation bar to find a topic you like!

Writer's Potpourri:

Tips for Non-corny Romance Scenes

Master Class: The Devil is in the Details (SIWC 2011 Notes)

The Key Ingredient for Dramatic Tension--Understanding the Antagonist

The Criterion for Evaluating an Agent

Psychoanalyze Your Characters

The Birth of a Book

Other Babble:

TellTale Titles (Renaming popular books to match obvious titles like "Snakes on a Plane" and "Man on a Ledge")

Backwards and in Heels (Women in cover art)

Posing Like a Man (Cover art)

Google Gravity (try searching for things and moving them around)

Leaked Oreo Ad Shows Breastfeeding Baby Holding Cookie

Honey Badger | Wonderful Pistachios Get Crackin' Ad

1 comment:

  1. I love your links, Charlie! I gain something new whenever I visit one of your recommended sites! Thanks for this! :)