Tuesday, July 14, 2009

So much writing advice, so little time

It's easy to get lost in all the writing advice that is out there. Not only from other writers but from the "professionals" as well, especially via the many books and magazines targeted towards writers. Well, I have to say that when I received my latest edition of The Writer I immediately sat down and read it cover-to-cover. There aren't many publications I do that with but the August 2009 edition of the Writer is chalkful of all kinds of morsels that I think writers will delight in nibbling on.

A significant focus of this edition is technology and writing. While this is not necessarily new - I mean who hasn't googled something at this point! - the presentation of the information and some of the new angles on how technology is a tool that all writers should exploit is freshly presented and worth the read. I especially enjoyed the article titled, "The New Frontier of Web-Based Stories by Carolyn Handler Miller.

To check out this article go to www.writermag.com for more info on this article. It may not be available to read online until later.

I also liked the short articles on writing for markets such as bumper stickers and product reviews for catalogs. All very intersting.

It just goes to show all writers that we need to keep our options open for honing our craft and make some money in the process.


Anonymous said...

I like to write about technolgy and incorporate concepts of breakthroughs into a plot rather than read about how technology can help me to write. All I need us my lap top and a Word document, and I'm off to the races.

Steve Tremp

Morgan Mandel said...

Thinking outside the box is the way to go these days. I try, but a lot of the old stuff is ingrained in me.

Morgan Mandel

Romance Readers Digest said...

At RWA National conference right now and today listened to Anne Stuart talk about dark heroes. During her talk she mentioned using a software program called Power Structure from storymind.com. I hadn't heard of it before but sounds interesting.