I’ve been busy writing up some fun and informative posts on character traits which will be popping up around the blogosphere over the next few weeks, so here are a few places you’ll find me:
The first is at C.S. Lakin’s Live Write Thrive. Susanne edited our character trait books in part, and her blog is filled with all kinds of wonderfulness for writers. One of the coolest things there is this incredible Hyphenation Guideline Chart that tells you when words should be hyphenated. As I’m sure you all agree, hyphens are the devil’s playthings, and this resource saved my tuckus when we were revising our trait thesaurus books. Today, I’m sharing an excerpt from The Negative Trait Thesaurus that breaks down the character arc and what it entails. Check it out, if you feel so inclined, and while you’re there, poke around Susanne’s site and see what other nuggets you can find.
Also, Rebecca Rand, a student at Oberlin College, contacted us about her school project. She’s studying the effects of writing technology on writing results. She’s created a quick survey and would like to get some feedback from writers. If you’ve got two minutes to help out a future best-seller, click on over.
Finally, Angela is at Jane Friedman’s blog, sharing a 7-Step Business Plan for Writers, because in this new world of publishing, it is more important than ever for writers to engage in career planning. Gone are the days of “just being a writer,” and so focusing on necessary areas of development is crucial to helping us manage our time and achieve our goals.