Monthly Link Share – You Know You’re a Writer…GIF Edition

Today is February’s monthly link share. I recently signed up for a Pinterest account (my username is the same as my WordPress one, anstermonster14). I’ve been looking through the various writer boards there and found several cool articles to share!

I’ll admit it, I have a bit of a thing for GIFs. For some reason, when things are stuck in an endless loop, they are so much funnier. 😉  So, when I found this article on Pinterest about How to Know You’re a Writer in GIF Form, I was sure it was going to be good, and it was. The blog also has “The Publishing Process in GIF Form” which is just as good, and I included a link to that one, too.

http://blog.nathanbransford.com/2013/06/how-to-know-youre-writer-in-gif-form.html

http://blog.nathanbransford.com/2012/08/the-publishing-process-in-gif-form.html

The second article is about how to write a good first line in a novel. First lines are always where I trip up in the first draft. Either I can’t start because I’m terrified my first line isn’t good enough, or I can’t think of any first line, good or bad, so I’m always looking for articles and blog posts on how to write better first lines. This article is one of my favorites, as it has lots of examples to demonstrate how famous writers wrote good first lines.

http://thewritepractice.com/first-line/

The English language is forever changing, and luckily, there’s a website to keep up with all the new words. According to their webpage, World Wide Words is there to try “to record at least some part of this shifting wordscape by featuring new words, word histories, the background to words in the news, and the curiosities of native English speech.” You can find some really obscure, interesting words on their website, so check them out!

http://www.worldwidewords.org/index.htm

Keeping with the Pinterest theme, I’m also sharing a board I recently followed. It’s a guide to deduction – Sherlock Holmes style. It’s really cool and really useful, especially if you’re a Sherlock Holmes fanfiction writer or plan on becoming the world’s second consulting detective. 😉

http://www.pinterest.com/mda2894/a-guide-to-deduction-for-consulting-detectives/

~ Kayla

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