My most popular links on editing and memoir

by Virginia Lloyd on March 20, 2012

Most retweeted links

For those readers who don’t use Twitter or who didn’t catch these links the first time I tweeted them, I’ve decided to post a regular round-up of my most-popular links on writing, editing, memoir and grants for writers from the past month.

By doing this I also hope to point you in the direction of some of the great blogs for writers out there in the infinity of cyberspace.

*Warning: potential time-suck.*

On editing your work

A terrific explanation of the old adage, Show don’t tell.

How to think like an editor, from the Writer Unboxed fiction blog.

Going long: Tips on taking the step from writing short to book-length narratives, written for journalists but useful for all.

On writing memoir
On his excellent blog Narrative, Richard Gilbert interviews Tom Grimes on his mentor and writing his book Mentor.

Sara Taber counts a variety of ways to open a memoir.

How to make your memoir stand out, from The Writer magazine.


As always, if you have any suggestions for what you’d like to see more of on this blog or on Twitter, please don’t hesitate to let me know in the comments.

{ 2 comments… read them below or add one }

Ali Luke March 23, 2012 at 1:03 pm

Thanks so much for the link, Virginia! Really glad you liked the show-don’t-tell post. :-)
Ali Luke recently posted..Seven Simple Tips for Writing Great Dialogue


Virginia March 24, 2012 at 8:27 am

No problem, Ali. I’ll be checking back with your site regularly now that I know about it!

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