Author Inspiration and This Week’s Writing Links

Dr. Seuss on WritingThis was a busy week for me. I spent much of it editing in one form or another. Beta reads, critiques, actual editing projects. Even revising some of my own works.

All that editing brought to mind one of my favorite writing quotes, from one of my favorite writers—Dr. Seuss.

I have a tendency to write long. I’m wordy. (I bet that revelation stuns you.) I’ve been participating in WP prompts, writing short fictional pieces to see if I can’t tighten my prose.

It’s been an interesting experiment for me. I love to add detail and color, but sometimes it’s too much. Not necessarily purple prose, but too much. Is it really necessary to know the pencil is yellow and dull and stubby and missing an eraser? If the pencil is a weapon, maybe. But if it’s just a pencil, then probably not.

I’m certainly not claiming to have mastered descriptive writing, but I think I’m getting better at it. And hopefully I’m not making chores for my readers as I practice.


And now, this week’s writing links.

Short Fiction/WP DP Challenge Links

Links to My Posts/Posts on Sites I’m Affiliated With

Once again, thanks for visiting. I hope you find these links entertaining and/or useful.

In the meantime, before you go, feel free to weigh in on any of this content down below.

Enjoy your weekend!

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18 thoughts on “Author Inspiration and This Week’s Writing Links

  1. Pingback: Writing Links 7/31/17 – Where Genres Collide

  2. I think that quote says far more than green ham etc! Should be above every writer’s screen. As soon as I start reading through what I have just written and right up to the final (five, six… ) edit I am paring down my words. Rather like a sculptor chipping away at his block of marble.

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