Ciao, amici! It’s almost the 31st. When I think Halloween, I think horror. And when I think horror, I think of the master—Stephen King.
It’s not like he doesn’t have a ton of awesome book quotes to choose from—some frightening, some funny, some profound. I thought this one was appropriate for us:
Reading a good long novel is in many ways
like having a long and satisfying affair.
King is also famous for saying you can’t be a good writer if you aren’t a voracious reader (paraphrased). So, with NaNo approaching, why not consider reading to prepare for your writing, then writing a long novel that your readers will hate to walk away from? I’ve been writing like crazy this week, and I know I’m hoping readers will love and cherish my work.
And now, last week’s writing links:
Posts by me, about my work, or at sites I contribute to:
- NaNoWriMo with Scrivener | P. H. Solomon
- Mystery/Horror/Suspense | C. S. Boyack
- Book Cover Friday: Ian Hamilton Mysteries | Me
- Change is in the Wind | Becke (Martin) Davis
- Writing Epic Whodunits | Peggy Webb
- Writer’s Best Assistant/Critic/Inspiration | Joan Kayse
Posts by others in the industry:
- Eyewitness Testimony in Thrillers | The Kill Zone
- KDP Print Issues | Nicholas C. Rossis
- Rooms with Unexpected Views | Fiction University.
- 7 Tips for Standout Blog Posts | Hugh’s Views and News
- Emotional Clarity in Fiction | Fiction University
- Pen Names | Kindlepreneur
- Three Keys to Scary Stories | The Write Practice
- Show, Don’t Tell | Well-Storied
- Goodbye, Google+ | Nicholas C. Rossis
- 7 Tips Before You Start Writing | Morgan Hazelwood
- Building Your Street Team | Kobo Writing Life
- 6 Tips for Adding Tension | K.M. Allan
- Making Middles Better | Standout Books
- Overplotting | Fiction University
And when you’re done with these links, don’t forget to check out the sidebar, where you’ll find more links to some of my favorite sites.
Have a great week! Arrivederci!