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Friday, January 28, 2011

Friday Mash Up - Multiplicity

Congratulatories - One of 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.

Happy Writing,



  1. Thank you for the mention!

    Another post with a lot of great links--and I've visited so few!

    Have a wonderful weekend! :)

  2. Thanks Golden & You're Welcome!!

  3. Congrats all y'alls! Patti, I've tried the Zig-Zag Method before, and I've also found it to energize my writing in both of the WiPs. There must be some psychological reason why...

  4. As usual, your blog posts are so amazing. Thank you.

  5. Milo,
    Glad to know I'm in your highly esteemed company.

    You are just too sweet for words. I love reading your posts every day.

    Thanks to you both.


  6. Thank you for including me! I was trying to do 2 wip's simultaneously. Not happening. I was working on one until I stopped and began working on the other. Maybe that's zig-zagging, I don't know. But I do know that I obsessively focus on the one I'm actively working on. I have a feeling I'm not zagging back to my other wip until I finish this one.

  7. Erin,
    Thanks for the input. It's always good to see what has worked for others. I will stick it out for now. Unless, of course, something pulls me like a taffy string. Then, I will have to readjust.
    You're welcome.

  8. Wow! What a lot of ground to cover. I'm off to make some discoveries. Thanks!

  9. You're welcome JL. Happy hunting.