Welcome to the Issue #6 of the Fiction Writing Tips Blog Carnival. For those of you not familiar with what a Blog Carnival is, here is a short description: a collection of links pointing to blog posts around a specific topic. As you may have guessed it, this blog carnival will be centered around the subject of fiction writing, with a special interest for fantasy and science fiction.
Chrys Fey presents Protagonist vs Antagonist posted at Write With Fey, saying, “A protagonist is the main character in a novel or story that all the action revolves around. They are the hero of the story, the one we are rooting for from beginning to end… An antagonist is a person who opposes, competes with, and fights against the main character in a novel. They are the villain of the story, the one we are hoping will fall to their demise.”
Victoria Grefer presents 5 Ways to Share a Point of View That Contrasts With Your Protagonist’s posted at Creative Writing with the Crimson League, saying, “How important is it, when writing, to provide multiple points of view and multiple sides of the story? This is something all authors ask themselves, and it’s an important question without a clear cut answer.”
Elizabeth S. Craig presents When Your Work in Progress Needs Early Revisions posted at Mystery Writing Is Murder, saying, “As I mentioned last week, I recently turned in a teaser chapter and an outline to one of my Penguin editors. This particular editor likes to see an outline before a book is written.”
Debra Eve presents How to Create a Three-Phase Writing Ritual posted at Write It Sideways, saying, “Literature abounds with the quirky things writers do to entice the muse. […] If you’re having trouble putting the seat of your pants to the seat of the chair, a writing ritual might hold the answer.”
Geoff Hughes presents Stop making excuses. 6 ways to get your writing on track posted at The Write Stuff Blog, saying, “Stop making excuses. 6 ways to get your writing on track”
Paul Draker presents How To Get Great Amazon Reviews For Your Brand-New Novel posted at A Newbie’s Guide to Publishing, saying, “If you’re reading this, maybe you’re a newbie writer like me. A story idea sinks its hooks into your brain and won’t let go. You find yourself grinning into an open refrigerator, whatever you were going to grab forgotten as the perfect plot twist or high-concept hook reveals itself to you. Your spouse/kid/significant-other has to repeat themselves three times before you realize you’re still standing there with frost forming on you’re face. And still grinning like an idiot.”
Dave Navarro presents 7 Can’t-Miss Ways To Kick-Start The Writing Habit posted at Freelance Folder, saying, “Blogging can bring your business exposure, credibility, and whole lot more revenue – so it’s in your best interest to deliver a steady stream of powerful writing. But for a lot of us, that’s a tall order. If you’re finding your creative juices running a little dry, this list of quick and easy tips is sure to get them flowing again.”
Larry Brooks presents The Writing Tip That Changed My Life posted at Storyfix, saying, “As I sit here and pound on my new ebook, “101 Slightly Unpredictable Tips for Novelists and Screenwriters,” there’s one tip that haunts me, and has for the last three decades (yeah, I’m that old). It was a milestone and a perspective that changed everything, and a reminder that sometimes the little things we offer to others can make a profound difference in their lives.”
Bryan Chau presents Fair Use Or Abuse – Copyright Edition For Indie Authors posted at Success Pen Pal, saying, “indie author, self-publishing, copyright, fair use, infringement, success, strategies, eBooks, etc.”
Kimberley Grabas presents 34 Strategic Ways You Can Use Pinterest to Market Your Book and Your Author Brand posted at Your Writer Platform, saying, “Pinterest is exploding! And with it, so too are the opportunities for authors to expand their reach and increase their book promotion and brand awareness. Now the third largest social network, Pinterest acts as a virtual pin board that helps you organize and share things you find on the web. As you surf, you can pin images from other sites onto Pinterest where others can re-pin those same images. People head to Pinterest to find solutions, get ideas and to be inspired. Plus pinners are buyers. Hmmm… So how do we encourage them to be book buyers–your book buyers?”
This concludes this edition of the Fiction Writing Tips Blog Carnival. I want to thank all the contributors and invite them to submit more in the future.
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