Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Daily Dragon - Issue # 3


This hot reporter was hunting for knowledge besides news. Bad news is; my minions and I couldn't find an online public library I could access to (which is closing me the door to the Progressive Book Club. Sorry Mike.)

The good news is: I did find some free knowledge. I have seen "Creative Writing" mentioned more than once in my journey to become a writer. As usual, I had no idea what that was until I ran into The Crafty Writer and its Creative Writing Course -with several exercises. It is short and it is for free. I bring you the contents and their links, in case you may find something interesting as well.

Contents:
Releasing your Creativity
How to Write a Short Story
Writing from a Point of View
Bringing your Writing to Life
Writing Characters
Writing Dialogue
Poetry: How to Write Poems
Markets, Competitions and Opportunities


February On-Line Workshops

There are other courses that might interest you as well, although these are not for free. They are hosted by LOW Country Romance Writers. I already took one with them last year and it was great. Price: $16 dollars (each).

1. The Character's Arc, presented by Sue Viders and Becky Martinez.
Dates: Feb 4-17

2. Plotting a Romance Series, presented by Misty Evans.
Dates: Feb 1-15

3. How to Promote your book online, presented by Karen MacMurray
Dates: Feb 1-28

4. Creating Great Villains, presented by Rayne Hall
Dates: Feb 1-28

You can register for online classes through February 1.

Misha Gericke is hosting January's Paying Forward Award. She is looking for suggestions for a better name and she is also inviting the blogger community to submit their vote on their favorite nominee. By the way, thank you to those who nominated me. It's an honor to be there after barely two months I opened the Dragon Cave to the public. My scaly self already feels like a winner among such great company. Prizes are awesome and you will find familiar names there I am sure we all will be glad to support.


Stephen Tremp wants to remind you about the Reintroduce Myself Blogfest this coming Monday. We are already seventy six and he would like to hit the one hundred mark. It won't take you much time as he is setting it to one hundred words limit, so it is not time consuming. Join us, it will be fun!

24 comments:

  1. Hi, I'm dropping in from Misha's blog. You've got a great blog going. New follower here.

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    1. Hello Kittie, welcome to the Dragon Cave! :)

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  2. I can't imagine a dragon more worthy than you, my friend. So glad to see the acknowledgment.

    I bought a book on creative writing about a year ago, started working through it, got bored and sidetracked and put it down. Your post reminds me I was learning from it, however ironically dry it was, and need to pick it up again.

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    1. Thank you, Julie.
      Well, you can always take a book a page at a time.

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  3. That online course was an amazing find! I'm signed up for the re-introduce yourself hop...so see you there!

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  4. I once joined a writing book club - I ended up with so many books on writing that I'm wary of buying any more - they all said the same thing after a while!

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    1. Let me guess...."There are no rules in writing." :)

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  5. Sorry about your library. Thought it was really cool you were nominated for one of Misha's awards!

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    1. Thank you, Alex. Congratulations to you too!

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  6. Great list. I'm a member of RWA and take a lot of classes through them. Though I do write romance, most of the classes offered by RWA chapters are not specific to romance. It's a great place to find inexpensive writing classes on just about any topic.

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    1. I have only taken one workshop but yes, I think it's money well spent considering the quality of the classes. :)

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  7. Aww! Congrats for the nomination! It's definitely well-deserved.

    By the way, to your comment on my blog, I think that it is great you're keeping lists. I do find them really useful. And don't feel bad if you don't get everything done. The lists help you keep track on all you've accomplished. :)

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    1. Thank you, Cherie! The lists also serve me to remember what I have to do as somethings I don't do it because I forget. :)

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  8. I'm giving the Progressive Book Club a shot, but I'm having trouble getting a copy of Bird By Bird. (I already have Save The Cat) My first posting my be about how I couldn't get my hands on a copy. LOL

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    1. Hahaha. Sometimes I have been able to download free books on the net but the only thing I found about Bird by Bird was the Assignments section.

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  9. Congratulations on your nomination, and thanks for passing along all the information!

    Shannon at The Warrior Muse

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    1. Thank you, Shannon, and again welcome back! :)

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  10. aw! sorry you couldnt do book club this month!
    lots of good stuff to share! thanks!

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    1. You are welcome, Tara. May be in the future I'll rejoin the book club. :)

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  11. Thanks for all of this, Al! Very helpful...

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  12. Your scaly self feels like a winner because you ARE a winner! And the dragon cave has such wonderful ambiance. Must be the dwarves. ;-)

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    1. For sure, my friend. Good to see you around. :D

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