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Artist Resource - Dec ‘11 to Aug ‘12

These are absolutely ancient. Some I found in December 2011, some are just links I found rotting in my bookmarks. And others are things that have made the rounds on tumblr before. I don’t even know if some of these work but here you go; Maybe you’ll find them useful.

News, Articles, and Essays

Tutorials and How-Tos

Resources, Tools and References

"Other"

A good magazine article doesn’t need an introduction, so don’t begin with the background of your subject, how you happened to get interested in it, why the reader should read it, or how you obtained the information for it. Begin your article with conflict that produces tension, often revealed by including a brief example or anecdote and problem that will be resolved at the end. It’s a good rule to start as near the end as possible and then plunge your reader into the central tension. When you’ve involved your reader in this way, weave in background facts or information as you think the reader needs it to understand the purpose and point of your piece.

- Donald M. Murray

Source: advicetowriters.com

Artist Resource - November (Writing Cont’d)

I’ve learned I find good storytelling as interesting and as complex as good art. So even though I’ve basically stopped doing NaNoWriMo, I’m still including writing links. 

Asterisks (*) denote pieces I found to be particularly helpful. Basically, if you’re crunched for time and can only read a few, read the asterisks. 

News, Articles, and Essasys

Tutorials and How-Tos

Resource Banks

Resources, Tools, and References

"Other"

  • Freedom - Turn your internet off. Literally. [program for Mac OSX and Windows]

Artist Resource - October [Writing Edition]

What with NaNoWriMo coming up in a couple weeks, I’ve been gravitating away from the usual fair of the visual. This month, most of them are about story and writing in general. Hopefully you’ll find it interesting.

News and Articles

Resource Banks

Resources, Tools, and References

"Other"

Anyone who puts pen to paper can have a prose style. In almost every case, that style will be quiet, sometimes so quiet as to be detectable only by you, the writer. In the quiet, you can listen to your sound in various manifestations; then you can start to shape it and develop it. That project can last as long as you keep writing, and it never gets old.

- Ben Yagoda

Source: advicetowriters.com

Seriously thinking about participating in Script Frenzy…

Script Frenzy is an international writing event in which participants take on the challenge of writing 100 pages of scripted material in the month of April. As part of a donation-funded nonprofit, Script Frenzy charges no fee to participate; there are also no valuable prizes awarded or “best” scripts singled out. Every writer who completes the goal of 100 pages is victorious and awe-inspiring and will receive a handsome Script Frenzy Winner’s Certificate and web icon proclaiming this fact.

Even those who fall short of the word goal will be applauded for making a heroic attempt. Really, you have nothing to lose—except that nagging feeling that there’s a script inside you that may never get out.

It’s like NaNoWriMo in the off season. In fact, it’s on the exact opposite side of the year than NaNoWriMo. I’ve got this graphic novel/manga story that wouldn’t work as a novel that I could use too…

Main Website for more information: www.scriptfrenzy.org

NaNoWriMo

It’s snowballing. I didn’t even think of even trying to win this year let alone participate, but it’s picking up momentum. It hasn’t even started and I’m already thinking “FUCK”. Forewarning because I may be gone from Tumblr with this going on. 

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If you don’t know, NaNoWriMo is National Novel Writing Month. For the entire month of November, you try to write a 50,000 word novel from beginning to end. If it sounds a lot, don’t worry; it comes out to about 1,667 words a day every day which isn’t too hard. It’s an international event (which had always confused me. Why is it “national” then?) with tens of thousands of participants and is a way to try to get people excited about the process of creative writing. 

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