The September 2011 issue of The Scriptorium is online now.
We're still moving things from the old site and dusting the place off.
PLEASE NOTE: Some of your old bookmarks will likely
have to be updated. Such is the price of progress. :)
The Scriptorium Webzine for Writers Newsletter--September 2011
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THE SCRIPTORIUM NEWSLETTER SEPTEMBER 2011
Tackling the WIP Pile
How many unfinished projects are staring back at you?
>> ON WRITING
Zero to One Column: Ten Writing Truths
by Chuck Heintzelman
Every writer has his or her own “truths” about this crazy thing we
Stay Motivated to Write Your Novel: Six Great Tips
article by Christopher Hale
Making The Time to Write That Novel
article by Patty Apostolides
The Perfect (brain)Storm: Tools for Planning your Novel
article by Sherry D. Ramsey
Links to articles on writing hacks, organizing a novel,
contract deal breakers, dealing with critiques, and
Fire up your brain with exercises on writer’s block,
rude awakenings, and talkative objects.
Our newest form is for keeping track of all the
locations in your story or novel. Check here for
other useful forms and writers’ tools, especially
with National Novel Writing Month on the horizon!
One of the largest collections of writing-related resource
links on the web! One hundred and fifty-nine verified links
to keep you busy. If you haven't visited lately, come back and browse,
because it's really a treasure-trove of resources.
>> WRITERS SHOPS
Renew your commitment to writing with a new book, course,
or writerly gear!
>> YOUNG WRITERS
New links and creative writing exercises!
>> GIFTS FOR WRITERS
Anytime is a good time to shop for your favorite
writer--or yourself! Check out our section devoted
entirely to gift ideas for and from writers.
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The Scriptorium Webzine for Writers
Sherry D. Ramsey, Editor & Publisher
Julie A. Serroul, Associate Editor
Chuck Heintzelman, Columnist