Friday, November 6, 2009

Friday Round-Up - #74

As authors, giving our characters a stage is vital to a satisfying reading experience. Linda Yezak, over at Author Culture, talks about setting descriptions. How do you avoid boring the reader, while making the setting vivid?

One of my new Facebook friends, Teri Smith, contributes to A Novel Writing Site. While the lessons are geared for homeschoolers, there's much basic information for aspiring novelists.

Kathy Ide, over at Pixnpens, lists some pitfalls to avoid when writing dialogue.

8 comments:

Jessica said...

I wish I had more time!! All those links sound wonderful. Maybe I can check them out this weekend...
Have a great day Susan!

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Jess -

Don't we all? Trying to keep up with my word count, email, blogging, and Facebook has my head spinning. :)

Enjoy the weekend.

Blessings,
Susan

Terri Tiffany said...

I love Kathy Ide and her suggestions. Did I tell you she did a 15 minute critique once for me? Awesome!

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Terri -

Kathy gives excellent advice. You were fortunate to meet her and get a critique.

Blessings,
Susan :)

Eileen Astels Watson said...

You are wonderful to offer all these links. I'm like Jessica, I wish I had more time.

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Eileen -

The comments on this post are making me wonder if it's time to change the Friday Round-Up. Any suggestions?

Blessings,
Susan :)

Carol said...

Hi Susan,
Thanks for the link. I added yours as well and following you too!
LOVE this site!
Carol

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Carol -

Thanks for the link and your kind words. :)

I'm looking forward to getting to know you better.

Blessings,
Susan