I’ve been finding these amazing writing links lately.
Rather than applying to first drafts, these relate more to the editing phases of writing a novel, and I’ve found them so helpful as I edit my first novel.
So, without further ado, here are some of my favorite writing resources:
The Emotion Thesaurus – a handy reference for showing emotion, rather than telling it: http://thebookshelfmuse.blogspot.com/2008/01/introducing-thesaurus-thursdays.html
The Turkey City Lexicon – a list of some of the more niggly writing mistakes:http://www.sfwa.org/2009/06/turkey-city-lexicon-a-primer-for-sf-workshops/and http://www.critters.org/turkeycity.html (each one is a little different)
Expressing Cardinal Emotions, Male vs. Female – a great study in how different genders express themselves:http://thebookshelfmuse.blogspot.com/2009/01/happy-anniversary-to-bookshelf-muse.html
Character Traits Thesaurus: I just discovered this one today, so I haven’t looked at it much, but already, I’m intrigued: http://thebookshelfmuse.blogspot.com/2011/05/introducingthe-character-traits.html
Do you know any good writer resources for editing and polishing a draft? Please share them below.