Some writing-related links I’ve run across recently that might be of interest:
* Templates for Drafting & Revision – I first ran across Laurel’s scene template a year or so ago. It’s been helpful for getting started if I’m stuck on the scene I’m trying to write. Instead of struggling to figure out what’s happening and how to portray it in prose, I first decide what’s happening and then I write it. (This knowing what you’re going to write before you write it is also part of the advice in Rachel Aaron’s 2k to 10k method. The scene template is how you figure it out.)
* The “I Have a Life” Marketing Plan – A simple book marketing plan that doesn’t take a lot of time. Unless lots of people respond to all those postcards.
* The Notecard System: The Key For Remembering, Organizing And Using Everything You Read – I will never do this, but it sounds cool. What I usually do with things I read is immediately forget most of it, and then forget the rest more gradually.