I've finally finished Thrice Born, my YA urban fantasy, and am now in the process of editing, otherwise known as Hell. Also, discovered my main character is as bland as... something very bland. What to do, oh, what to do? I'm thinking of taking a hatchet to her, but am open to suggestions :D

Anyway, enough about my woes. I thought, as a first post, I should post some articles on writing which have greatly helped me, back when I was a beginner. By which I mean six months ago.

I'm not a seat-of-the-pants writer, but I don't like outlining down to the details either. However, I found Randy Ingermanson's Snowflake Method great. Didn't use all the steps, but I loved the first steps.

Also, Holly Lisle Scene Creation Workshop .All of her workshops, really. She's great.

Forward Motion and its back issues of Vision, A Resource for Writers have great workshops and articles.

Darcy Pattison has some great articles about pretty much everything.

Anyway, those are just some of the articles that got me started on writing. There were some great books too,  but that's another story :D


  1. Hi Sara - I found your blog while visiting Brenda's. Thanks for sharing your suggestions. Best of luck to you on your writing journey. I hope it is a smooth journey with lots of ribbons along the way!

  2. Thank you so much! Glad I could be of use.