Also check out Elizabeth’s Thoughts on Writing on her website.
(Now for the hilarious confession….I just realized I posted a link to this talk already. I guess it’s that good!! If you missed it the first time, here’s your chance. Enjoy!)
Bloggiesta is the brainchild of Natasha over at the Maw Books Blog. It’s a chance to spend the weekend catching up on your blog. Tidying up loose ends, get ahead on posts, participate in hosted mini-challenges and learn some great blogging tips along the way. And would I forget to mention….prizes!
Best of all it’s not too late to start! Although officially it runs from 8am Friday the 19th through 8am Sunday the 21st. You can still jump in and get plenty of blogging done. I’m getting in with a slow start myself!
Just run over to Maw Books and get yourself setup.
Using the first person, describe an event or action you are fairly sure you will never experience firsthand. Be very specific-the more details you incorporate the more likely it is that your reader will belive you. Include your feelings and reactions.
(excerpt from What If: Writing Exercises for Fiction Writers by Anne Bernays & Pamela Painter)
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