Wednesday, October 26, 2005

Two diverse items of interest to writers

First off, any of you who hang out at Zette's blog already have met the woodle pooves, but it occurs to me that I have some readers who doubtless are unfamiliar with them. If your characters always do what you tell them to, beware. Don't let them see Zette's blog entry, for they may get ideas. Oh, and a bit of advice for YOU the writer: Do not take a sip of any beverage as you open that link, unless said beverage will be easy to wipe off your monitor after you spew it forth. Yes, that funny.

Secondly, and on a more serious note, I read the good news this morning that Holly Lisle, author of over 25 books ranging from science fiction and fantasy to romantic suspense, is coming out with a non-fiction book, Create a Character Clinic in January. Holly builds excellent characters, and I think this book will be well worth it. I discovered Holly and Forward Motion almost four years ago through Holly's free downloadable book Mugging the Muse: Writing Fiction for Love and Money. It was full of much more practical information about writing than most of the books I'd taken out of the library on the topic, and I assume this new book will be even better, reflecting a more specific topic and more years of writing under her belt.

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