Ciao, amici! I’ve been trying to pay more attention to scene-setting in my work, so I’ve been extra conscious of imagery lately. To that end, this quote by Shira Tamir really spoke to me this week:
Anyone who thinks fallen leaves are dead
has never watched them dancing on a windy day.
It’s easy to glance at leaves on the ground and think, “Ugh. I need to rake those.” And honestly, if a character said that in a book, I’d easily relate to it. But how nice to know there are people who can look past the inconvenience to see the beauty in the world.
I want to write that way. But I also want to live that way. And I’m wishing the same peace and awareness for all of you.
And now, last week’s writing links:
Posts by me, about my work, or at sites I contribute to:
- Story Beginnings | Me
- Giving an Author Presentation | Mae Clair
- Book Share—The Witch of Lime Street: Séance, Seduction, and Houdini in the Spirit World | Mae Clair
- NaNoWriMo Struggles | Angela Ackerman
- Being a Writer in a Changing Clime | Theresa Stevens
- Should You Change Your Writing Brand? | Jenn Stark
- Finding Comp Titles | Amy Alessio
Posts by others in the industry:
- Choosing a Setting | Fiction University
- 7 Perks of BookBub Recommendations | BookBub
- Updated Amazon Review Policies | Nicholas C. Rossis
- Gut Check Your Story Structure | Fiction University
- 40 Books to Read Before You Die | The Independent
- First Person POV Character Description | Fiction University
- Shiny New Idea Syndrome | Well-Storied
- Starting Your Novel | Kobo Writing Life
- Simple Steps to Author Auto Responders | Fiction University
- Backstory Basics | K.M. Allan
- Goals, Conflict, and Stakes | Fiction University
- When To Publish | Standout Books
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!