Thursday Writing Quotes ~ Alfred Hitchcock

"We try to tell a good story and develop a hefty plot. Themes emerge as we go along"– Alfred Hitchcock

Nuggets for August

Some good links you may have missed.

Make 'em cry
http://www.davidfarland.net/writing_tips/?a=191

How to promote on Goodreads
http://www.goodreads.com/author/how_to?auto_login_attempted=true

Having trouble with your hook? Patricia Wrede always has thoughtful advice.
http://pcwrede.com/blog/hooks/

Whether you're writing a thriller or not, Jodie Renner has the best advice for opening your story. http://writersforensicsblog.wordpress.com/

On the more technical side, this is a great compilation of writer tools: http://www.firebrandpublishing.com/blog/2013/04/top-12-software-to-write-your-novel/

The importance of tension and how to get there. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/harrison-demchick/the-tightrope_1_b_3567976.html


Thursday Writing Quotes ~ Albert Einstein

Any man who can drive safely while kissing a pretty girl is simply not giving the kiss the attention it deserves. – Albert Einstein

(Important to remember when writing romance.)

Thursday Writing Quotes ~ Jacques Barzun

Convince yourself that you are working in clay, not marble, on paper, not eternal bronze: let that first sentence be as stupid as it wishes. - Jacques Barzun