Sabine’s struggled hard to learn the craft of story writing on her own through reading books, articles and by writing. Although she believes that the best way to learn is through practice, there are a number of resources she has found useful over the years.
1. Critters is a great resource for new writers. The group is highly organized and critters usually give ruthless critiques which helps a not-so-sensitive writer to improve upon his or her story.
2. ‘You write on’ is also a fabulous source of critiques and also a good way to judge the merit of the story as compared to other stories on the site. A story is rated by fellow writers and best stories get selected in the top ten. The top stories also win professional critiques by editors.
3. Sabine has written a number of articles on the craft of writing and publishing:
4. For new writers an excellent way to finish that first novel is to participate in NaNoWriMo. Thousands of writers commit to writing a novel of at least 50,000 words starting the first of November every year. Although there are no awards, but it is a great and fun way to finish that first draft that you have been sitting on.
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