BookEnds just had a great post on how the agent reads. She went through each kind of thing she reads (queries, partials, etc.) and what she looks for as she reads. The query stuff was good, but I actually found this more enlightening:
...never do I read the synopsis first, and I always wonder why people put the synopsis on the top of the chapters since the chapters are what you really want me to read, but that’s a post for another time.Christy just put up her own take on the Tension workshop on her blog. She's formatting it in a little bit different of a way (and quite smart way) than how I did: she's taking the rules (or the first one) that Johnston talked about and applying it directly to some sample books. Good stuff; go check it out.
As writers, grammar is essential. Via swivet, a diagram of one of Sarah Palin's (rambling, insane, meaningless) sentences. So funny!
I can has teacup pig? So cute!