The October/November 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--Oct/Nov 2011
We’re doing a double issue this time around, because we know
many of you will be working on your novels during National Novel
Writing Month in November (as will we!).
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THE SCRIPTORIUM NEWSLETTER OCT/NOV 2011
Peacemaking at the Barricades ~ 2011 Style
It's one thing to offer advice...but we can't make
other writers' decisions for them.
>> ON WRITING
Zero to One Column: Micro Writing
by Chuck Heintzelman
How many micro blocks of time are you wasting...
when you could be writing...?
7 Ways to Plot Your Novel
article by Mike Etinger
How To Find the Novel That Only You Can Write
article by Suzanne Harrison
Ten Tips to Help You Finish Writing Your Novel
article by Ann Roscopf Allen
The Perfect (brain)Storm: Tools for Planning your Novel
article by Sherry D. Ramsey
A review of E.M. Forster's Aspects of the Novel, a
look at the new $79 Kindle, and we share our
Links to articles on letting your reach exceed your grasp,
being a story weaver, more contract deal breakers,
and more advice on how to plan and write your novel.
Fire up your brain with exercises on troubled carpenters,
mixed-up seasons, and pet points of view.
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, and a guest
article on storytelling!
>> 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.
Looking for inspiration? Check out new designs at The
Scriptorium Shop, http://www.cafepress.com/thescriptorium
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The Scriptorium Webzine for Writers
Sherry D. Ramsey, Editor & Publisher
Julie A. Serroul, Associate Editor
Chuck Heintzelman, Columnist