Friday, June 7, 2019

Backstory/Cliches/Free Speech/Puppies/Cranberry Glass


1.  Writers in the Storm often has thorough articles about the craft, and this is no exception. Piper Bayard tackles the bugaboo of many writers: backstory. She has a unique method for eliminating it.

2.  Zoe M. McCarthy gives One Important Reason to Limit Cliches in Your Stories. My critique partner always said that I loved cliches. It's taken quite a while to break that habit, and a few still appear in my first drafts. This is an excellent article for every writer: newbies to advanced. A refresher never hurt anyone.

3  WND reports on a court case that compromises free speech.

4.  Bonnie Leon talks about how God used her puppy to teach her an important lesson.

5.  Susan, at Writing Straight From The Heart, shared her cranberry glass collection with readers. They are stunning. Then again, most glassware makes my heart skip a beat. I thought you might enjoy this post.

Writers: What kind of craft challenges bother you the most? Backstory? POV? Cliches? Anything else? Please share.

Readers:  Which link was your favorite this week? Why?

Photo Credit:  Rasto Belan


quietspirit said...

Susan: I found the article on the court case interesting. It seems people believe that our freedoms mean anything goes. But these people forget that all actions, including our speech, have consequences. This goes back to the permissiveness under which some children were raised in the 1960s and 1970. (In my opinion.)

Marja Verschoor-Meijers said...

Hi Susan, I looked up Bonnie's blog, such a delightful story about her puppy and the lessons God teaches us through ordinary life. Thanks for sharing.

Linda O'Connell said...

Thank you for the links, Susan. Hope you have a great week along with Sweetie Mom.