Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Writing Resources: Part 2

Aubrey Hansen ~ Other books and movies!  There’s nothing more inspirational (or instructional) than a well-written story.  After reading a good book or watching an entertaining movie, I want to duplicate the experience in my own work—and I have plenty of examples to analyze what worked and what didn’t.  Other than that, Elements of Style is a must-read.  But that’s about it.

Sarah Brown ~ I don't have too many writing resources.... But, as I am also an illustrator, I will share my favorite drawing/painting resource with you: The Art of Aaron Blaise. You can find tutorials of his on YouTube, you can look up his work on online galleries, and you can sign up for newsletters with drawing courses you can take, tips, and lots of free giveaways. I LOVE Aaron Blaise's artwork (especially his animal paintings)! My goal is to become at least as good as he is some day!

Kate Willis ~ Writing is a quest no good adventurer should embark on without brave companions and proper tools. I recommend packing K.M. Weiland's roadmap Structuring Your Novel, Strunk and White's manual The Elements of Style, a complete set of observation skills, and a blank journal.

Nicole Sager ~ I usually Google anything specific (the meaning of a name, tools used by medieval blacksmiths, how long you can stay in the dark before you go blind, how many inches around is the average man's neck...... I would hate for my search history to be discovered by the wrong person.). It's also very true that what you're reading influences what you're writing, so I enjoy reading other fictional books in a similar genre because it helps to give me a "feel" for the era I'm trying to get across in my own story.

Rebekah Morris ~ One resource I always have beside me when I write is The Emotion Thesaurus by Angela Ackerman & Becca Puglisi. Not only has this book been helpful and lots of fun, it’s a great help in creating real characters and giving little tips about using emotion in your story. I would highly recommend every writer get a copy of this book. Even if you don’t think you have trouble with this area.

1 comment:

  1. Thank you Sarah Brown for that resources! I just checked out The Art of Aaron Blaise, and I thought he was Amazing!