Believe it or not, blogging has taught me so much about writing. Here are some of the posts I've written about what I've learned.
The Beauty of the Beta, Part 1 and Part 2
Why every writer should look for beta readers.
Slash and Burn
How much do you cut when you revise your story?
How details create a complete character
Keeping it Real
What details ground a reader in the story?
Making every word count
Cry if I Want To
Creating an emotional response in your readers
Building a Plot
The benefits of an outline
The Write Idea
How writing friends can help your story
Behind the Story
Building back story and minor characters
Voices in my Head
Characters, setting and voice
A Quiet Place to Write
Finding a place without distractions
Dreams, novels and writing
Conferences can be a great way to learn more about craft, meet other writers and make connections with editors and agents. Here are a few posts about events that I've attended.
Winning 3rd Place for Secret of Undine at the Pikes Peak Conference
Fear of the Pitch
Preparing my pitch for the Pikes Peak Conference
Pikes Peak Rocks!
Things I loved about the Pikes Peak Conference
Pikes Peak Wrap Up
Session highlights from the Pikes Peak Conference
Meeting blogger friends and soaking up the writerly vibes!
More from SCBWI-LA
The Blue Moon Ball
Back home, but more good notes from the conference
The Envy Test
Holly Black's advice for knowing when a story is good