...på engelska. Eller många tips finns på sajten Write a Novel - An online guide for fiction writers om du behärskar engelska. Hoppas det för här finns många godbitar.
Sidan är som en öppen kurs (gratis), med 18 ämnen i pdf-format.
1. Hard Facts for First Novelists
You might as well know them before you start.
2. Effective Writing Habits
If you wait for inspiration, you may wait a very long time.
3. Elements of a Successful Story
A story has more elements than beginning, middle and end.
This is a quick, effective way to rough out the sequence of events in your story.
5. Style Checklist for Novelists
The less work you give your editor, the happier she will be.
6. The Story Synopsis
Here's how to write a summary of your story before you've completed it.
7. Ten Points on Plotting
Always keep your characters in trouble.
8. Narrative Voice
Who's telling your story?
9. Scene Construction
The basic unit of fiction is the scene. Here's what you need to know.
10. Notes on Genre
"Well, it's not really an original idea," said my editor after I'd pitched him on a new novel.
"Would you buy it if it were completely original?" I asked.
He eventually bought my idea.
11. Notes on Character
How to make the people in your stories come to life.
12. Manuscript Format
If the publisher's website specifies something different, follow those specifications. Otherwise, this shows you how to create a manuscript that your editor can work with.
13. "Let's Talk About Dialogue," He Pontificated
Putting the right words in your characters' mouths.
14. Show or Tell
When the late Judy-Lynn Del Rey rejected one of my early novels, she wrote: "He's telling, not showing." That made me get serious as a writer.
You may be saying more than you realize. Here's how to know what you're talking about.
16. Researching Publishers and Agents
Sometimes this is the toughest part of the writing business.
17. Writing a Query Letter
The query is a genre of its own, well worth mastering.
18. Reading a Contract
Understanding what's in the fine print.
Sidan är gjord av Crawford Kilian, (Communications Instructor at Capilano College in North Vancouver BC).
Ja, jag älskar nätet när det är gratis, tycker det är okey om det är billigt (och bra) och avskyr när man försöker pracka på intresserade besökare skitsaker.