This week, David Gaughran and Anne R. Allen analyze Amazon’s heavy-handed measures of fraud detection that are forcing the innocent to suffer for the guilty. P.J. Parrish illustrates the revision process using one of her own manuscripts while Ruth Harris and Andrew Falconer offer tips on writing historical fiction.
We strike gold with… who else, but… Jami Gold! Jami is busy with NaNoWriMo, so she has invited guest bloggers to discuss such topics as Imposter Syndrome (Kassandra Lamb), Deep POV (Lisa Hall-Wilson), and Productivity (J. Rose).
From the latter, this statement leapt out at me: “We’re trained to work ourselves to the bone, and that we should best each other about “who’s the most busy” or “who has the least amount of time.” I challenge you to step away from this game! Do you really want to be #1 at being stressed and being busy all the time so you don’t have time to enjoy your life?”
All that and a little more. Enjoy!
Amazon’s Hall of Spinning Knives by David Gaughran
Don’t Let Impostor Syndrome Ruin Your Writing by Kassandra Lamb via Jami Gold
Deep POV and Hidden Messages in Subtext by Lisa Hall-Wilson via Jami Gold
Creating the Right Mindset to Be Productive by J. Rose via Jami Gold
Cutting Open the Sausage: A Hard Look at Rewriting by PJ Parrish
Plunge Into Story Action—and Genre by Kathryn Craft
A Character’s POV = A Character’s Truth by Sarah Callender
Five Essentials of Historical Fantasy by Andrew Falconer
The Most Important Rule of Backstory by Andrea Lundgren
Amazon’s Latest Crackdowns: Do They Include Amazon Review Trolls? by Anne R. Allen