First, let me apologize for the late posting of this article, and its brevity. My wife and I have just returned from our annual Blogorado gathering, accompanied by a new kitten who’s finding his feet (and everyone else’s) in his new home. As a direct result of his presence, our regular routines (and our sleep) have become somewhat . . . precarious. Still, that’s the nature of kittens!
In lieu of an article of my own, I’d like to offer you a very useful one by L. Jagi Lamplighter. Jagi is an accomplished writer in her own write (you should pardon the expression). She’s also the wife of Dragon Award-winning author John C. Wright. My wife and I had the pleasure of meeting them at LibertyCon last year. They’re a delightful couple.
Jagi has gathered together a series of articles she’s written over the years, dealing with many aspects of writing and offering her tips and tricks as to how to do it better. I’ve found them very useful, offering many ideas I hadn’t thought of before. You’ll find it here. I highly recommend reading through it, and following the links she provides to more detailed articles on each subject. I think you’ll find it as useful as I have.