February 20th, 2012


Weekly check in *waves at everyone*

Hi everyone and welcome to this week’s check in post.

And as the deadline for the writers sign up looms ever closer, just over a week now, I wanted to start by sharing the links to all the sign up posts and by doing some encouraging pom pom waving *g*:

Writers sign up post

Artists and vidders sign up post

Beta sign up post

Cheerleader sign up post

And I have a few other things to share as well.

First for everyone who likes to keep track here are some links to various word count meters like this one:

Writertopia: writing meters

Progress Bar

NaNoWriMo Word

Second here is a link to a post about Kurt Vonnegut’s tips for writing short stories. I admit I rather like this one:

Be a Sadist. No matter how sweet and innocent your leading characters, make awful things happen to them-in order that the reader may see what they are made of.

But then I am evil like that *g*.

And lastly a link to lots of other links, well that made sense to me anyway. This post has gathered together tips for fiction writers from lots and lots of blogs and put them all together for you to take a look at. This is a link to part 1, parts 2-4 are linked at the bottom of the post.

101 of the best fiction writing tips part 1

And lastly, as always, please chat about anything you like, ask us questions, and let us know how we can talk you into signing up.