Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Linkspam!

OK, seriously, go vote :)

Also: don't forget to vote for that American president thing, either :)

Nathan Bransford did a rare query critique--worth checking out if you're in that boat.

Keri Mikulski is giving away books! Yay! YAY FOR YA!

PJ is on the 2k8 page, and has the neatest desk I've ever seen ever.

Grammbo is on the Bookshelf Muse page, with timely advice for revisions
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Final advice for writers: Read the best of the best in your chosen genre. Read what inspires you. Try to best them. Write what you want to read and what you believe in. Write “up” from where you think you are. Reach for that one step higher on the literary ladder. Chances are very, very good you’ll reach it and beyond. Forget the “rules”; you can always go back and tidy things up. Make the reader’s heart stall, re-start, purr and accelerate. Be true to you and you alone. The reader will recognize honesty. And editors want to read fiction that takes risks, breaks rules knowingly, and creates a compelling, real world that the writer (and reader) believe in, experience and are reluctant to leave.
BookEnds posted what they want interns to look for in a reader's report...which is, coincidentally, the same things us writers better be sure we have if we want to stand out in that reader's report.

4 comments:

PJ Hoover said...

Wait - your comments are normal again...did you do something?

Thanks for the link!

Angela said...

Yay! I can post a comment--woot!

I checked out the queries that Nathan went over--very imformative. I also hustled over to bookends--awesome list of things to keep in mind that others are expecting in a book!

I'll have to check out PJ's desk. Is it 'neat, or 'disturbingly neat'? Guess we'll have to go see...

beth said...

PJ--I was having trouble with the other format, so we had to revert back. *sigh* That's what I get for beta testing new blogger features.

Angela...for me, it's disturbingly neat. But in all fairness, I haven't seen the top of my desk in years. :)

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