Milo Fowler's tales will grace the anthological pages of Shelter of Daylight this fall!! Simon Kewin had more publication success this week - check it out!!
In Other Blogs - Lynda R Young discussed music to inspire by, chapter lengths & whether or not writing is worth it. Gabriela Lessa broke some writer myths & introduced a book giveaway. Brenda Drake discussed 'It was a dark & stormy night' contest - check it out, enter to win prizes from an agent. At the Cerebral Lunchbox there was Craig Ferguson, Heavy Rain & some liberty taking. Nicole MacDonald gave great insight on the frustrations of moving onto the next phase of a story.
Deanna Knippling discussed Irregular Creatures & failure part tres. Kay Theodoratus talked about the chapter lure. Erin Kane Spock waxed on topsy-turvy, romance rep & what's in a title. Holly Ruggiero collected post-its & pictures - awe inspiration in sepia. Iggi & Gabi had an awesome week of posts - read to change the world, obsess less, do you really know your protag, no panicking in social media & SCBWI.
Hannah Moskowitz talked fairies, sparkle & prostitutes along with giving a peek at her new cover. Jeffrey Beesler's blog covered an entire week of Fantasy - genre, discussions, guest speaker NR Williams. Jenn went under-story with The King, plucked a caterpillar & book anticipation. Joanna St. James discussed living abroad, its writing & writer affects. Julie Musil always inspires & this week she introduced Find & Replace - the real life version.
Kristina Fugate discovered some blue unicorns & title madness. KK Brees updated us on her 3-a-day plan - the ups, downs & dental distractions. Clarissa Draper had an amazing post on Linguistic Fingerprinting - cool & informative. Laurie Halse Anderson announced she'll be in NYC soon & discussed the gettin' it down method. Summer Ross discussed the Evaluation curve - 4th in her new series.
Donna Hosie talked entitlement & tennis. Elizabeth Spann Craig talked little things, search engines, reading encouragement, tripping & bait. Catch up with NR Williams & her blog book tour. Allan Russell talked Charlie & agony. Francine Haworth introduced us to Georgette Heyer - romance, a different age.
Madeleine discussed transition utilizing Haiku metaphor. Jennifer Becton covered cows, the Austen critics, eBook pricing & some fraud. Terri Tiffany changed it up & considered the writer life through the observation of others. Olivia Herrell brought the question of agonization. Leigh Moore pondered randomness & timelessness - how technology fits into YA.
The Blood-Red Pencil reviewed snobs, residency, fightin' & bad book signings. Becca Puglisi introduced Trailers to the Writing Thesaurus via Linda Clare - the 5 senses from the inside out. Lydia Sharp covered character v. plot, voice, rejection American Idol style & character fix. The Write Question brought Mark Gibbons & Kathleen Dean Moore in - a poem & some solace. The Writing Bug looked at a company of 1, some speech & wrap up.
Janet Fox brought to light the ugly - 1st draft ugly that is. Jules discussed airport security/word verification conundrum & children. Jody Hedlund looked at schmoozing, writing multiple books & 10 writerly traits we all need to embrace. Maggie Stiefvater disavowed everyone of her movie pull - Shiver is going big screen & people want a role. Writer Unboxed introduced Eleanor Brown & The Weird Sisters, non-fic inspiration, bombs, precious, war & bad writerly advice.
Hostings - Roni Loren invited Anita Mumm & Miranda Kenneally to her blog this week - great info; she's also having a contest this week. Jayne interviewed author Andrea Eames about her debut - The Cry of the Go-Away Bird. Karen G talked with Terry Lynn Johnson & Dogsled Dreams. Jennifer Lane shot the writer life with Brenda Pandos - The Talisman Series.
Laura Kaye was interviewed by Linda Kage - Italians, man-dy-bars & fangtaculous. Jennifer Shirk held court with Patti Lacy who brought a 3yr. journey to conclusion in Rhythm of Secrets. Nicki Elson covered Jessica McQueen's new release Indivisible. Pat Stoltey had Mary Ann Seymour & Karen McCullough visit with her this week. Write1Sub1 sat down with editor-in-chief Wendy S. Delmater of Abyss & Apex.
Reviews - Pamela Turner received an Amazon review for Death Sword - happiness abounds. Katie Anderson reviewed Kate Atkinson's Behind the Scenes at the Museum - one of her new faves. Lisa Potts dished on Anna & the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins & a contest. Michelle Teacress introduced Ruby Holler by Sharon Creech.
The Golden Eagle reviewed Hunger by Jackie Morse Kessler - an interesting take on apocalyptic henchgirls. The Old Silly posted reviews of Beware the Devil's Hug & Owen Fiddler - from Arlee Bird. Becky Wilson covered Dewey - The Small-town Library Cat that Touched the World by Vicki Myron.
Agent Blogs - Scott Eagan ran the gamut with prolific-ness, subjective-ness, pitch-i-ness, amazing-ness & flog-i-ness. Jessica Faust conversed with trolls, on voice, inside author-agent relations, where new lives & how not to make agents laugh at you. Janet Reid sharked over reference books for your library, Backspace Writer's Conference, A Brush of Darkness, writer don't outsmart thyself, following guidelines & a contest. Nathan Bransford's contest is closed, but you can catch up on the over 1500 entries received, oh & the week in lit. Kristin Nelson reviewed agency stats & contract delays - fun & not so much. Rachelle Gardner worked on prolificity, fish-sicity, platform-isity, revision-icity with Keli Gwyn & comfort-icity.
On my own note, I am currently working on two - yes, I said 2 - WIPs in simultaneous, zig-zag, back & forth formation. For some reason, this actually seems to be working - 1k a day to one or the other. Yes, it lengthens the 1st draft process which is a drag. But, the vastly different nature of the two actually works to spur them both. Interesting observation. We shall see where it goes.