Weekly Round-Up March 2

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Weekly Round-Up March 2

Writing Exercise

Describe One thing in Ten Ways
http://terribleminds.com/ramble/2014/02/27/writing-exercise-describe-one-things-ten-ways/

Upcoming Writers Conference

Pennwriters – May 16-18
http://www.pennwriters.org/prod/

Writing Contests / Submission Calls

(note: linked contests and submission calls are not endorsed by the PFWA. These notifications are provided as a service to our viewers and subscribers. Before submitting, please review what rights, money, or other obligations are in question)

Ploughshares – Emerging Writers Contest
http://blog.pshares.org/index.php/2014-ploughshares-emerging-writers-contest-is-open/

Prairie Schooner Book Prize
http://prairieschooner.unl.edu/?q=book-prize

From Around the Web

Write UnBoxed – Plan B (Or “What To Do When Things Go Wrong”)
http://writerunboxed.com/2014/02/19/plan-b/

Chuck Wendig – Time Again for your Penmonkey Evaluations
http://terribleminds.com/ramble/2014/03/03/time-again-for-your-penmonkey-evaluations/

Writer UnBoxed – MFA vs NYC vs DIY
http://writerunboxed.com/2014/03/03/mfa-vs-nyc-vs-diy/

10 Compelling Unnamed Protagonists
http://flavorwire.com/442853/10-compelling-unnamed-protagonists-in-literature/

10 Common Blog Writing Mistakes
http://www.mediabistro.com/galleycat/10-common-blog-writing-mistakes-infographic_b83195

7 Creative Proofreading Tips
http://www.copyblogger.com/creative-proofreading/

Write To Done –  How to Complete Every Writing Project You Start
http://writetodone.com/complete-every-writing-project-start/

Glossary for Authors
http://www.indiesunlimited.com/2014/03/04/a-new-resource-glossary-for-authors/

The Author Chronicles – Fear of Change
http://authorchronicles.wordpress.com/2014/03/04/fear-of-change/

7 Creative Proofreading Tips
http://www.copyblogger.com/creative-proofreading/

How To Hire an Editor, pt 1 – Know What You Need
http://www.indiesunlimited.com/2014/03/04/editing-for-indies-part-1/

Book Rights and Licensing: An International Overview
http://www.thecreativepenn.com/2014/02/27/book-rights-and-licensing/

The Question Mark is Shaped Like a Hook: Question Driven Plotting
http://terribleminds.com/ramble/2014/02/25/the-question-mark-is-shaped-like-a-hook-question-driven-plotting/


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PFWA Intro to Fan Fiction CANCELLED

The Event for this afternoon (“Intro to Fan Fiction, March 8 @ 1pm”) has been CANCELLED due to the speaker falling ill. We apologize for the inconvenience.


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Weekly Round-Up: February 23

Timely Feature on Fan Fiction
(have you checked out PFWA’s Fan Fiction Initiative?)

Publishers Are Warming to Fan-Fiction, but can it go Mainstream?
http://www.wired.com/underwire/2014/02/fanfic-and-publishers/

From Around the Web

Storytellers, All – “I was listening to the words and following the story of the song and began to think about how we—all of us humans—are storytellers…”
http://www.indiesunlimited.com/2014/02/20/storytellers-all/

The Aggressive Work Ethic of Highly Creative People- “Imagine you knock on creativity’s door. It seems no one is home. So this is what you do … kick in the door.”
http://www.copyblogger.com/creativity/

Beyond Dickens: Trends and Tech in Serial Fiction
http://writerunboxed.com/2014/02/24/serial-fiction/

Simple Ideas to Stimulate Creativity INFOGRAPHIC
http://www.mediabistro.com/galleycat/simple-ideas-to-stimulate-creativity-infographic_b82899

The 12 Steps to Intimacy- “As a writer, how do you show these first six steps? Does your heroine retreat behind dark sunglasses? Does she get a thrill when his hand brushes her arm? You can develop any of these with dialog, internal monologue, or plot.”
http://bloodredpencil.blogspot.com/2014/02/the-12-steps-to-intimacy-part-1.html

A Protagonist’s Moment of Realization
http://moodywriting.blogspot.com/2014/02/a-protagonists-moment-of-realisation.html

Status as Character Calling Card- “The main character in a story will tend to have something about them that marks them out.”
http://moodywriting.blogspot.com/2014/02/status-as-character-calling-card.html

How to Write Well: 10 Essential Self-Editing Tips
http://writetodone.com/how-to-write-well-self-editing-tips/

The Overlooked Job of a Writer
http://authorselectric.blogspot.com/2014/02/the-overlooked-job-of-writer.html

The Question Mark is Shaped Like a Hook: Question-Driven Plotting
http://terribleminds.com/ramble/2014/02/25/the-question-mark-is-shaped-like-a-hook-question-driven-plotting/

Questions to Ask Your Prospective Literary Agent
http://accrispin.blogspot.com/2014/02/questions-to-ask-your-prospective.html

The Ploughshares Round-Down: Waiting on a Job? Wait Better.
http://blog.pshares.org/index.php/the-ploughshares-round-down-waiting-on-a-job-grad-school-publisher-wait-better/

Raymond Chandler’s Ten Commandments for Writing a Detective Novel
http://www.openculture.com/2014/02/raymond-chandlers-ten-commandments-for-writing-a-detective-novel.html

Book Rights and Licensing: An International Overview for Authors
http://www.thecreativepenn.com/2014/02/27/book-rights-and-licensing/


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